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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! Part of the reason for …

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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 jobs, kids and life. This …

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key self care tips from Dr Claire Stevens

6 Key self care tips that I cant live without

As a practicing vet, business owner and mother, I find myself wanting to do and be everything to everyone. It’s a juggle trying to balance these roles and I have to be honest, doing so brings real-life doses of daily stress. So how on earth are we supposed to manage all these demands and responsibilities …

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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 lying underneath the cartilage crumbles …

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Weight Loss Plan for a Lean and Healthy Pooch

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 including diabetes, high blood pressure, …

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Home Alone: How to Deal with Separation Anxiety in Dogs by dr Claire Stevens

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 neighbours. Your dog …

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