DOES YOUR DOG SUFFER FROM SEPARATION ANXIETY? A common complaint of pet parents is that their dogs are destructive when left alone.  Their dogs might urinate, defecate, bark, howl, chew, dig or try to escape. Another is from neighbours of dogs that howl or bark persistently only when the pet owners are away, such that […]

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Heartworms, Paralysis Ticks, Bush Ticks, Brown Dog Ticks, Fleas…

Is it any wonder that we worry about our 4-legged furry friends so much! The following report may be a little gruesome for some, but is something important to know if you own a dog, irrespective of whether it is a house dog or an avid adventurer. Heartworms       Adult heartworms look like strands of cooked spaghetti, with […]

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I wanted my website to provide even better service by including information on Pet Insurance, because I think we have all been caught out by the unexpected visit to the vet following an injury or illness to your furry member of the family, haven’t we! So I did some due diligence (or research if you […]

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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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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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Puppy Carrying Bowl

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

[Updated 8 October 2021] 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 […]

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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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