Pet Obesity

Obesity in dogs is at an all-time record high, with recent statistics showing that 60% of dogs over 4 are either over-weight or obese. Obesity can be a hidden disease, with many pet owners not really linking it to other conditions like arthritis, diabetes and liver problems. Obesity is caused by a combination of over-feeding […]

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Keeping Your Pooch’s Ears Healthy

Ear infection’s is a common problem especially with longer haired breeds, but all dogs can get ear infections. Some hints to avoid ear infections:- Never spray water directly into the ear canal. Always wipe the dogs ears out after a bath. Seeds Country dogs often get grass seeds down the ears, causing a head standing, […]

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Paws for Thought

A dog’s paws are the equivalent of human hands and feet. The skin of the digital pads is thick and pigmented. The roughness of the surface is due to conical papillae-multiple small protuberances – which may become rounded if the dog is exercised regularly on concrete or rough ground. The pads of the feet can […]

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7 Easy Ways to Train Your Pooch

Teaching your new puppy (or older dog) to become the well-mannered pooch you know he/she can be, takes practice and patience. Make it fun for both you and your pooch by following these training tips. Puppies understand three vocal tones: directing, praising and shaming. Your voice will naturally alter, but in the beginning it will […]

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Arthritis in Dogs

Arthritis is a common medical condition that affects one or more joints. One in five people in Australia will suffer from arthritis and surprisingly it affects dogs too. Around 30% of dogs will suffer from degenerative arthritis in their lifetime. Symptoms for arthritis in your pooch could include: limping reluctant to move when laying down abnormal posture tiredness […]

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Exercising With Your Dog

Do you feel guilty that your pet doesn’t get enough time with you? It’s a trap that happens to most of us, but one that can be easily remedied. Here are some tips for enriching your pet’s life and health through exercise. Big or small, young or old, dogs need to exercise daily. While some […]

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Teaching a Puppy His Name

So you have chosen a name for your puppy but now comes the fun part, teaching him what it is. The objective here is to teach your little one that when his name is called he must immediately give you his full attention, that is, stop what he’s doing, turn his head and look directly […]

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