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Summertime Hazards For Your Dog

Summertime Hazards For Your Dog

Dogs enjoy the warmth of the great outdoors in the summer, splashing in a pool or at the beach, and being exercised, active and happy. However, there are dangers in the summertime that you and your dog should be aware of as you romp around and play! read more…

Some Quick Pool Safety Tips

Some Quick Pool Safety Tips

Some dogs are Olympic swimmers and some can just do the "dog paddle". That is up to them. What we can do, as good pet owners, is to assure their safety in the pool. Here are some tips. read more…

COULD YOUR DOG HAVE DIABETES?

COULD YOUR DOG HAVE DIABETES?

Did you know that the rate of dogs with diabetes has tripled since 1970 affecting about one in every 160 dogs? And that overweight dogs, females and certain breeds are more prone to diabetes? Or that pregnant dogs can get gestational diabetes? read more…

Guy Fawkes Night Safety Tips For Your Dog

Guy Fawkes Night Safety Tips For Your Dog

For most people, Guy Fawkes Night is simply a good occasion to get together with friends and family for some start of summer fun. Whether you're planning a get together at home or going to your local professional fireworks display, remember that dogs don't associate fireworks with a celebration. To your dog, Guy Fawkes Night is a scary time with loud noises and flashes of light. read more…

Halloween tips for dog owners

Halloween tips for dog owners

Halloween is intended to scare and startle us but this can make it a spooky time for dogs, too. By being more sensitive to a dog's fear-driven "fight or flight" instincts, we can help keep our furry friends safe this Halloween. read more…

Helping Your Dog To Lose Weight

Helping Your Dog To Lose Weight

Just like people, dogs need regular exercise and stimulation to keep them in tip-top shape, both physically and mentally. And since dogs crave human companionship, then who better to choose as your exercise partner than your pooch? Unfortunately, 45% of dogs in Australia are either overweight or obese according to the Australian Veterinary Association. Just like with humans, these extra kilos can make them more prone to certain illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and lung disorders. On the flip side, studies have shown that dogs who are at their ideal weight live at least two years longer than their overweight counterparts. read more…

Teaching Recall to your Dog or Puppy

Teaching Recall to your Dog or Puppy

Does your dog come when called? Now that we are into Spring, and the weather is warmer, many of us enjoy the chance to take our dogs out and allow them a good run off lead. If your dog comes every time you call him, that's great. But if you find that your dog consistently ignores your recall, then you could try improving your technique, and putting some training into place for your dog. read more…

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