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dog panting

Ever wondered why your dog pants, or worried that it’s sounding a little … odd? Mel Hearse finds out all the things there are to know about dogs and their pants (not of the tracksuit variety!).   All dogs pant. Some do it often; some do it a little. They may be loud or quiet […]

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Is the food we feed our furry friends really what it claims to be? Kristie Bradfield shines a light on the labels. We all live busy, busy lives. We have jobs to think about, bills to worry about, families to raise. We are living in fast forward and sometimes that means we get a little […]

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Vbb In India Sterilising Dogs Credit Edwina Kearney

September 28th is World Rabies Day and Vets Beyond Borders, an Australian-based international animal charity, is bringing this deadly dog-mediated disease to Australia’s attention. “Rabies kills thousands of people around the world every year. It is nearly always fatal – only a few people in the world have survived treatment. But it’s 100 per cent preventable by […]

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old dog

Old age can be a difficult time for our pets, but there’s plenty you can do to put a smile on your dog’s face and a wag in his tail. Tim Falk reports.   Watching your young and energetic pet slow down as he progresses into old age can be a heart-wrenching experience. While older […]

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Why is Your Dog Passing Gas so Often?

On September 7th, 2018

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Why is Your Dog Passing Gas so Often?

On September 7th, 2018

Dog on the nose? Caroline Zambrano explains the reasons for canine flatulence and just what you can do about it. It’s invisible, usually silent and smells something awful. We’re not talking about a ghost zombie crawling out of the sewer in a horror movie. It is Fido’s flatulence — the excessive formation of gases in […]

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people dog

Animals that have been given up for adoption or abandoned are often fearful, anxious and distrusting. This can manifest in unwanted, often perceived aggressive and antisocial behaviours, which is why rehabilitation is paramount. Anastasia Casey investigates.   Adopting a pet from an animal shelter is truly one of the most rewarding experiences anyone can have. […]

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regular exercise

From exercise and diet to training and quality time with the family, there’s a whole lot you can do to keep your dog happy and healthy. Tim Falk reports. A healthy dog is a happy dog, and we all want our pets to be as happy as possible. But do you know what you can […]

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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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