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What to do when your dog dies

On March 18th, 2008

What to do when your dog dies

On March 18th, 2008

It is comforting to know that your pet can be remembered and cared for in death just as we would care for a human loved one who has passed away. We find out what to do when your dog dies – whether to have a burial in a pet cemetery, an urn containing your dogs […]

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During the day, actress Simmone Jade Mackinnon battles the challenges of life on Drovers Run, which unfold in each episode of McLeod’s Daughters. At night, she’s a dog superhero, cuddles her beloved canine companions, Maha Kala and Mr Miyagi. Simmone Jade Mackinnon spoke to Caroline Zambrano about life with her dogs. Dogs have always been […]

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Dog prisoner of War

On March 17th, 2008

Dog prisoner of War

On March 17th, 2008

Heard the one about the dog that was OFFICIALLY made a dog prisoner of war? Ray Hearn discovers some of the amazing stories about dogs involved in conflict. She was a pedigree Pointer called “Judy” and she is one of a number of distinguished dogs recognised for duty during major wars and urban conflicts. The […]

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Epilepsy in dogs

On March 16th, 2008

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Epilepsy in dogs

On March 16th, 2008

Epilepsy in dogs can be dangerous and debilitating. Katie Cincotta learns that although there is no cure, treatment is available to manage the condition. Some describe it as an electrical storm in the brain when millions of nerve cells fire off all at once, causing a body meltdown known as a seizure. Those sudden fits […]

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Healthy Doggy Treats

On March 15th, 2008

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Healthy Doggy Treats

On March 15th, 2008

Dogs Life has been busy in the kitchen whipping up some grrreat doggy treats. Why not make your very own doggy hamper, full of great toys and treats for your favourite pooch. Puppy peanut crunchiesIngredients 1 tablespoon Honey 1 teaspoon Peanut Butter 1 egg 1 teaspoon baking soda !/4 cup rolled oats !/4 cup wholemeal flour […]

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Tens of thousands of dogs are surrendered to animal shelters every year, so its important to consider the consequences before choosing your dog, puppy vs adult. Rachel Belshaw reports. Deciding between getting a puppy or adult dog is important as both have their advantages and disadvantages. However, you need to take into account your home […]

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Cutting dog nails

On March 6th, 2008

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Poodle gets a pet-i-cure

Cutting dog nails

On March 6th, 2008

Overly long nails can cause several health problems, not to mention drive you up the wall with the continuous clicking and clacking on your kitchen tiles. Not only can failing to trim your dogs nails result in painful ingrowns, turning walking into an agonising experience, but it also makes it difficult for your dog to […]

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New research underway in the UK has dogs incredible sense of smell at the forefront of disease detection, reports Sonia Hickey. The joke goes like this: a man runs into the vet’s office carrying his parrot, screaming for help. The vet rushes him into an examination room. He carefully examines the still, limp body of […]

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Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome

On February 27th, 2008

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Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome

On February 27th, 2008

Various studies have found that up to 50 per cent of dogs older than 11 years show at least one sign of cognitive decline that leads to Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome. Rachel Belshaw investigates this common disease and finds out how we can help our ageing canines. As many humans age, they develop a disease […]

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Off-Leash Stress Free

On February 25th, 2008

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Off-Leash Stress Free

On February 25th, 2008

Most owners love taking their dogs to off-leash areas. However for some, off-leash time can be the most terrifying experience. If you are concerned about unclipping the lead to let your dog roam free, Dogs Life has some great tips on how your dog can be off leash while you remain in control and stress […]

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