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Why Dog Ownership is Good for You- by Dr Claire Stevens

Why Dog Ownership is Good for You!

It’s official… Australia loves dogs! Animal Medicines Australia (AMA) reported around 40% of households have at least one dog. That’s about 5.1 million dogs nationwide! According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Australians spend an estimated $12.2 billion a year on products and services for their pets. That’s a big industry!


Tips for the Best Possible Puppy Pen

We’ve just welcomed an exciting new addition to our family, Frankie the Golden Retriever pup! So much excitement all around, from my two boys and my husband but especially from me. She’s absolutely adorable and already we can’t imagine life without her! Like many pet parents though, we’re busy balancing


How to Safely Raise Kids Around Dogs

It’s pretty exciting when you decide to get a pet dog for your kids! The time has come to bring those heart-warming moments from the movies right into your own home. But it’s not just about the cute times. Dogs bring immense value to a childhood. They teach responsibility and


10 Ways to Ease Arthritic Pain in Old Dogs

As dogs age, the cartilage in their joints starts to thin and the cells in the cartilage die. And as these cells die, they produce enzymes that cause the joints to become inflamed. In severe cases where cartilage thinning is advanced, the normal space between the bones becomes narrower, bone


Weight Loss Plan for a Lean and Healthy Pooch

Many pets are pampered beyond measure but too much of a good thing can be bad, especially when it comes to food. Studies show that over 50% of dogs are overweight (pretty worrying isn’t it?) and as a result, a large percentage of our dogs are at risk of diseases


What to Do if Your Dog Has a Seizure

What to Do if Your Dog Has a Seizure. First thing is not to panic.  Seizures and convulsions cause a dog’s muscles to repeatedly contract and relax in rapid succession. While seizures are not normally life-threatening, the sight of your dog losing control over its body can be quite distressing,


Home Alone: How to Deal with Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Does your dog become destructive, bark incessantly or otherwise misbehave when left alone? If so, it could be suffering from separation anxiety. Separation anxiety in dogs often manifests itself in rowdy behaviour such as barking, digging, destroying furniture or other household objects, which can be exhausting for you and your


Tips for Puppy Proofing Your Home

Planning on introducing a new puppy to your family? Before you bring you new pup home you will need to ensure that your home is puppy proof and safe for your new addition. The following tips will help you to proactively prevent any problems from arising when your new puppy


What to Do if Your Dog is Hit by a Car

Dogs and cars do not mix well. Special care needs to be taken when walking your dog near any road, particularly a busy one that gets a lot of traffic. Some dogs are inclined to chase cars (a moving target that puts their prey drive into first gear), and a


Everything you Need to Know About Worms in Dogs

Dogs are prone to several different types of intestinal parasites, with roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms being the most common. Let’s learn a little more about the different types of intestinal worms found in dogs, their symptoms, and how to protect your pet against these common parasites. Signs that may