Ticks Love Dogs!

Here in Australia, we are just entering ‘Tick Season’. Ticks are ectoparasites that survive on the outside of animals.  They attach to your dog by burying their mouth parts into your dog’s skin. Some even use a glue to help them remain attached! Ticks are capable of causing many diseases in dogs, such as Lyme […]

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Dog Car Trip

Taking Your Dog On A Car Trip

One of the greatest delights in owning a dog is taking them with you on a car trip.  To get the best enjoyment out of it while keeping everyone safe and organised, read on.  I highly recommend printing out the summary list at the end, and keep it handy for each trip. Get your dog […]

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Canine Snake Avoidance Training Border Collie looking at large snake

Dog vs Snake – Not A Healthy Relationship!

Do you know if you live in an area rife with snakes nearby? You are strongly advised to check with the local Vet if you don’t know. As the weather heats up towards the summer months and the days get longer there are a number of things that pet owners should be thinking about to […]

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Hugging Dog

Don’t Hug Your Dog. WHAT!*#!

WHAT DO DOGS REALLY WANT? You know how it goes. Those times when you come home from a difficult, tiring, frustrating day at work and all you want to do is hug your sweetie-pie best friend to bits! A proven timeless therapy for us humans, isn’t it. But wait! Have you ever wondered if your […]

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Games to Exercise Your Dog’s Brain

There are a number of dog owners (like yours truly for many years) who are unaware of the fact that a dog’s brain needs to be exercised, just like a human’s.  I, for one, will confess that for many years of owning a dog, I underestimated the importance of exercising the dog’s brain. The thing […]

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Obese Dog

Is Your Dog Obese? – How To Prevent And Remedy It

Many pet owners will find this photo very distressing.  I mean, how could this possibly happen? Like humans, if your dog is not given sufficient physical and, just as importantly, mental exercise, they can become overweight which can lead to obesity. This can lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes or degenerative joint disease, […]

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Cool Dog

Keeping Your Dog Cool in the Summer

Hot Weather Is Not Good For Your Dog Let’s face it, not everyone looks forward to the heat of the Australian summer.  We need to keep our cool and we do so in many ways, using shade, drinking cold drinks, swimming in the sea, using parasols etc. Your dog is no different, and it is […]

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What To Do If Your Dog Has Arthritis

Does Your Dog Have Arthritis? I don’t think there’s a more pitiful sight as witnessing a dog that has arthritis. If you think your dog may have arthritis (see signs below) it is important that you have your pet professionally diagnosed as soon as possible. Arthritis is usually a result of ongoing wear and tear […]

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Naughty Dog

Pet Cameras for Peace of Mind

Greater peace of mind! Were you aware that owning a pet camera can help you to have greater peace of mind while you’re away.  You can tap in and see how your pet is doing and relieve stress on your end as well as relieve anxiety on their end. We are conscious about securing our […]

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Thirsty Dog

Food and Water Requirements for Your Dog

Water The Importance of Water for Dog Nutrition Water is a very important part of your dog’s daily requirements and overall nutrition. It is the main component of healthy, living cells in the body. Without water, your dog’s body will not be able to function properly. More specifically, your dog will dehydrate. In order for […]

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