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therapy sleeping

A therapeutic and relaxing massage is one of life’s great pleasures. But did you know that Fido can also benefit from this indulging past-time? By Carrol Baker. There’s nothing quite like the pure bliss of a massage to feel your aches, pains and stress melt away. Dogs also enjoy the therapeutic benefits of massage, which […]

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Hypothyroidism: A Closer Look

On August 31st, 2018

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Hypothyroidism: A Closer Look

On August 31st, 2018

Carrol Baker looks at hypothyroidism, an often-misunderstood condition in dogs that can be managed when diagnosed properly. Have you noticed your dog gaining weight? Does your pooch seem listless, or very sleepy? Or is its coat looking dull and patchy? If any of these symptoms apply, your dog might be suffering from hypothyroidism or thyroid […]

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dog pain

Do you recognise the behaviour and body language that could indicate your pet is in pain? Tim Falk reports. No dog lover likes to see their pet in any sort of pain. Whether it’s the aching joints of arthritis or simply a visit to the vet that requires them to endure some brief discomfort, we […]

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dog eating food

The right dog food will give your pet all the nutrients she needs for a happy and healthy life. But how do you know which food is best? Tim Falk reports. Of all the decisions facing new dog owners, from finding a vet to picking out a collar, choosing a dog food is probably the […]

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Food journalist Sofia Levin talks about Jinkee, her 18-month-old Instagram-famous Toy Poodle I remember the first time I saw my pet. Jinkee and her brother were in their bed, two tiny sausages just four weeks old. I had asked the breeder if I could visit before choosing my puppy as I didn’t like the idea […]

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grooming competition

Have you ever imagined entering a dog grooming competition? Caroline Zambrano learns what it takes to fur-style for a prize. Competing in a room full of professional dog groomers and a watchful public can be daunting for anyone, regardless of the level of grooming and competition experience they have. It can also be stressful, even […]

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dog next to baby

Introducing a new two-legged baby to your much-loved four-legged friend can be a real challenge. By Katie Cincotta. What are the chances that the animal behaviourist you’ve asked to offer insights about preparing for the arrival of a baby has just had her second little one? Quite good, it seems. Melbourne’s Dr Kate Mornement, an […]

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Pet Ownership: Why the Decline?

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Pet Ownership: Why the Decline?

On August 31st, 2018

Owning a dog is one of life’s greatest joys, but is there too much red tape involved? Lauren McKellar speaks to Dr Chris Brown to find out more. A life without pets is barely a life at all. Whether you own a fabulous feline, a super-cool canine, or something in between, we love our companion […]

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This issue, we spoke to Annie, owner of Paddington, the gorgeous Shar Pei who’s taken Instagram by storm.   I remember the first time I saw my pet. He was the smallest little piglet I’d ever seen, so small he hadn’t even one wrinkle yet. He had smooth little feet and a very adorable black […]

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You Ask – Experts Answer

On August 31st, 2018

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You Ask – Experts Answer

On August 31st, 2018

Ask the experts Chasing tail Q: Dear DOGSLife, One of my Aussie Shepherd, Larry, has a favourite activity —chasing his tail. It doesn’t cause us any real problems (although it is a little embarrassing when he does it down at the dog park!) but I was wondering is there a scientific explanation for why he […]

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