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5 brain boosters for your dog

On September 28th, 2017

5 brain boosters for your dog

On September 28th, 2017

Boost your dog’s brain power and prevent boredom with these five stimulating games and activities. Most dog owners know the importance of physical exercise for their furry friend. A long morning walk, a run on the beach, frolicking at the local off-leash park — they’re all great ways to get your dog’s heart rate up […]

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Tear Stains Explained

On August 18th, 2017

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Tear Stains Explained

Tear Stains Explained

On August 18th, 2017

Whether they are just plain unsightly or a warning sign that all is not well with your pooch, tear stains are a common sight in dogs. Mel Hearse gets down to the nitty-gritty of these little markings Ever wondered what those little rust-coloured marks that develop around your dog’s eyes are or perhaps what causes […]

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7 common winter dog care myths busted

Do you know how to give your dog the best possible care in the chilly winter months? DOGSLife look at and bust seven common winter dog care myths. If you regularly enjoy an early-morning walk with your dog, you’ll probably be aware that winter is well and truly here. Unless you live in certain tropical […]

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Anastasia Casey speaks to Carey Edwards, CEO and co-founder of Australian Working Dogs Rescue International, to find out about the amazing work this organisation does. DL: How did your organisation start? CE: Australian Working Dog Rescue International (AWDRI) actually started as a result of another venture not gathering enough support to begin. A group of […]

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Kristie Bradfield looks back at the origin of pack theory and the role of the alpha dog. There was a time in recent history when becoming the alpha in your own familial pack was what a lot of dog owners aspired to. There were television shows about it, websites and YouTube channels devoted to it, […]

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Pet Insurance: What to consider

Wondering if pet insurance is a life saver or a bank account drainer? Mel Hearse investigates When pet insurance first came out (and I’m about to show my age here), it was a solid no from my husband and me — there was pretty much one option on the table and a list of exclusions […]

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Dog diabetes

For some dogs, diabetes is a part of everyday life that must be managed with care. Danielle Chenery explains why some dogs get diabetes, outlines the symptoms and describes how it is treated For Sarah’s 12-year-old Border Collie, Merlot, treatment for her diabetes has been a part of everyday life for the past two years. […]

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Heartworm: keep your dog safe

On April 12th, 2017

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heartworm prevention for dogs

Heartworm: keep your dog safe

On April 12th, 2017

Mel Hearse talks to Dr Kate Adams, veterinarian and part owner of Bondi Veterinary Hospital, about all things heartworm and how to prevent it Most dog owners have heard of heartworm. It’s one of the many routine treatments your vet will recommend and if you’ve had your pooch for more than a year and opted […]

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dog ear infections

Both annoying and painful, ear infections can cause our pets great distress, Carrol Baker writes If you’ve ever had an ear infection, you’d know how horrible and painful they can be. Our canine friends can suffer from ear infections, too, often more frequently than us humans do. Just like people, there are many reasons why […]

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How many words should your dog understand and how can you increase their vocabulary? Tim Falk reports The ability to effectively communicate with your dog is a skill every canine owner should have. From understanding his or her name and basic commands, through to more complex behaviours such as coming when called, you and your […]

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