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.  […]

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