June 7, 2017

Choosing a Dog Breed

Planning on getting a dog? Choosing the right dog breed for you and your family will go a long way to ensuring you spend a lifetime of happiness with your canine companion. Are you planning on getting a dog? That’s great news, and an exciting time for you and your family! The joy and unconditional love which come from adding a fun and furry member to the household will certainly enhance the lives of all your family members. There are many variables and options to consider when it comes to choosing a dog but perhaps the single most important decision […]
June 7, 2017

Benefits of Owning a Dog

Walk down any residential street in the early hours and you’ll find one unescapable fact: Dogs are popular pets. In fact, a recent study estimates that three million households have at least one canine member of the family. If your family is one of these households, your dog is giving you some surprising benefits. Researchers such as Dr. Bradley Smith have found that having a pet can significantly improve your quality of life. COMPANIONSHIP You already know how good a friend your dog can be. What you might not have noticed is how much more you talk to other people […]
June 7, 2017

Dogs and Car Travel

With careful planning and the right safety equipment hitting the road with your canine companion can be fun and hassle free. More often than not, dogs make for willing and eager travel companions. Some dogs have even achieved literary fame as canine car companions, like John Steinbeck’s French poodle Charley. But whether your dog is eager or reluctant, having the right equipment and attitude can help to assure that the trip is safe and satisfying for all. BEFORE YOU LEAVE Before you hit the road, make sure that you have everything you’ll need to keep your dog happy and healthy. […]
June 7, 2017

How To Stop Dogs Barking

Barking is a natural form of communication for dogs and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Identifying why your dog barks goes some way towards finding a way to restore quiet. Barking behaviour is completely normal dog behaviour and stopping nuisance barking will not mean your dog won’t bark at all. They will still let you know if there is an intruder, the aim is just to get the barking to a more manageable level. Dogs bark for a number of reasons, so it is important to sit back and try to determine why your dog is barking. Some dogs bark […]
June 7, 2017

Playtime and Your Dog

Playtime offers physical and mental benefits that help keep your dog happy and healthy. We share some useful tips for helping your dog have fun with and without you. The time your dog spends in play isn’t just about having fun. Your dog reaps lots of benefits from its playtime. Mental stimulation, an outlet for pent-up energy, bonding with you, the physical benefits of exercise – these are just some of the advantages your dog can derive from the time it spends in play. From your dog’s perspective, of course, it’s all about the fun. But the time you spend […]
June 7, 2017

Exercise for Dogs

Exercise is as important for your dog as it is for you. Ensuring your dog gets the right kinds of exercise will go a long way to keeping your dog in top shape. It’s often said that dogs are a lot like people. That’s absolutely true – in more ways than one. A sedentary lifestyle is bad for people, and it’s bad for dogs too. Exercise can ward away illness and disease and keep your dog looking and feeling great. And just as there are proper and improper ways for you to exercise – the same is true for your […]
June 7, 2017

Obesity in Dogs

Explore the health risks associated with obesity in dogs and offer some useful tips for improving your dog’s health and wellbeing. According to a study conducted by Sydney University in 2005, around 40% of Australian dogs are carrying too much weight.  Although there are medical reasons for weight gain in dogs, most overweight animals just eat more calories than they use up. CAUSES OF OBESITY IN DOGS A 2010 survey of Victorian veterinarians revealed that, in their view, only 3% of obese dogs had a health condition that contributed to their excess weight. Such conditions include Cushing’s Disease and hypothyroidism.  […]
June 7, 2017

Dog Grooming Basics

Keeping your dog clean and well-groomed is about much more than just looking and smelling good. It’s about keeping your dog healthy too. There’s no question about it: having a dog romping around the house that smells “a bit ripe” is none too pleasant. Keeping your dog clean and well-groomed will pay dividends beyond simple aesthetics. It will also help to keep your dog healthy. Basic grooming involves bathing, brushing, nail trimming, and haircuts. BATHING YOUR DOG Just like people, dogs need regular bathing. But unlike people, dogs don’t need frequent bathing. Your dog’s breed and the environment in which it lives […]

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