According to RSPCA statistics, a little over half of all dogs brought into shelters are rehomed. Some were reclaimed by their owners, but not all dogs were so lucky. Before you pick up that cute little woofer from the pet store, you may want to consider adopting from a shelter. Some people think mixed breed dogs are bodgy, but [...]
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It’s common for dogs to wolf down their food, so when your furry friend suddenly turns his nose up at his bowl and refuses it, it’s only natural to worry. As a result, many owners will rush their dog to the vet. However, with the average dog costing $25,000 during their lifetime, it’s wise to explore [...]
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We all dread the thought of our dogs growing old, slowing down or experiencing pain. What most of us don’t know is; dogs can slow down due to age or as a result of joint problems, in particular in the hips. If your dog starts showing a sudden unwillingness to move around, it’s time to [...]
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The most important things to teach your dog are designed to ensure you have a good housemate and you can live together in harmony, and of course, that your dog is safe. As with anything in life, training is not a quick job and requires patience and knowledge to ensure you are doing it correctly [...]
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“Hello, I would love to get my wet sloppy tongue all over your face.” If dogs could talk, I guess that is how the conversation on licking you would go. But unfortunately, they don’t speak. And that conversation never happens; they just start smooching! All over your face, sometimes your mouth, your legs or even [...]
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Are you tempted to give your pooch a pedicure, give his nails a trim? Maybe because you want to save some money, or it's simply more convenient for you, or you just don't want your pooch to have the stress of a visit to the groomer. These are all good reasons. Grooming your pet can [...]
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So, you have found a perfect apartment or house to move into and you are excited to do so. Or you are applying for a rental and want to bring along your pet. It doesn't matter what kind of pet you have, some landlords are simply reluctant to have a pet on their property for [...]
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If you are a household with dogs like me, then you understand that dogs do not necessarily have regular sleep patterns unlike people, who generally spend the daytime awake and sleep at night. You may also be surprised at the fact that dogs of different breeds also have differences in sleeping patterns. Consequently, some dogs [...]
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Grooming your pet at home can be tempting. I mean, how hard can it be? Well if like me you chanced on cutting your own hair at some point in your life, you'll understand that's there's more to it than meets the eye! The other consideration is cost - the DIY option sounds like an [...]
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Pets are an important part of the family across Australia and our love of pets is revealed when we consider that according to the RSPCA Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world! There are an estimated 33 million pets in Australia! Dogs are the most common pet, with 39% [...]
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Dogs have been man’s best friend forever! They have lived and worked alongside us from hunting and tracking to keeping us safe at night. However, in this modern day and age, this relationship has long been abandoned with more and more dogs being left to sit at home all day while we go about our [...]
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Caring for a pet is not a child’s play. After all, pets are not toys. That said, it’s essential that you stay conscious that your pet is a living being with its own needs. Of course, even if you’re a responsible owner, life can get in your way and leave you less room for spending [...]
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Have you ever wondered if animals dream? Did you know that some animals sleep standing up to protect themselves from being attacked? Giraffes are one of those animals and only sleep 1.9 hours a day! Check out this great infographic produced by Greyhounds as Pets NSW - and of course don't forget that Greyhounds make [...]
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Pets are not only our best friends but can also be lifesavers and therapists. They not only reduce stress and provide companionship when it is needed, but they also contribute to the improvement of our health. Pets are also known to be able to assist us with emotional and physical healing. Here are 6 ways [...]
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