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Considering Breeding Your Dog?

IF YOUR DOG HASN’T BEEN DESEXED AND YOU WANT TO BREED HIM/HER, YOU MUST READ THIS FIRST!!!  Fact: Each year, in Australia alone, more than 200,000 dogs and cats, through not fault of their own are put to sleep. These animals are NOT SICK and they’re NOT OLD. The reason is that backyard breeder and puppy mills don’t care about what happens to the animals in their care. EXCUSES FOR BREEDING & NOT DESEXING There are … Read more…

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Preparing Your Dog for a New Baby

Congratulations! A human baby is on its way. You’re probably flat out preparing, buying nappies and other necessities and also setting up the nursery. Unless you’ve had one or more children, a baby care class might be wise too. However, even with all this happening, you must also prepare your pet for this major life change. Your dog will know something is happening. The pregnant mother will have changes in scent and body, as well … Read more…

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Choosing Pet Insurance for Your Dog

The Cost of Pet Care is Escalating. Veterinary science slowly becomes more advanced but that means vet bills also increase. Some owners find the cost of owning a pet is financially stressful. Insuring your pet can help to offset some, or all, of the expenses of diagnosing, managing and treating your dog whenever he has an illness or injury. Pet insurance isn’t for all pet owners. If you’re thinking about it for your pet, you … Read more…

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How To Select The Best Boarding Kennel For Your Beloved Pet

If you’re going away for any period of time, whether it’s for work or holidays, your pet needs to be cared for in your absence. Assuming you can’t find somebody to look after him, a boarding kennel can provide peace of mind and good quality care. Pros and cons of leaving your pet in a boarding kennel. Your pet relies on you to look after him 24/7/365, even if you’re not home. Family, neighbours and … Read more…

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation anxiety is more serious than a dog merely whimpering occasionally or discovering a slipper under your kitchen table when you do come home. It’s more than a small amount of mischief. In fact, it’s a case of your beloved pet feeling highly stressed. If, when you’re out, your dog exhibits any of these types of behavior, it’s highly likely that he has separation anxiety: • Excessive howling or barking. • Intense pacing up and … Read more…

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Quick Tips for Making Car Rides a Pleasure with Canines

It’s much more enjoyable if you take your dog on a road trip with you and he’s safe, happy and quiet. Some dogs get stressed when traveling in a car. Others may feel overstimulated and pace up and down and bark. These tips will help ensure a smoother ride in the car, regardless of the length of time and distance involved. 1. Restrain him. Use a seatbelt and harness or a crate to keep your … Read more…

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How Much Do Dogs Sleep?

Does it appear that your dog sleeps all day and night, barely waking for food and a potty break? When do dogs sleep you ask, as your dog’s appears to sleep all night and nap all day? Keep reading to learn about dog sleeping habits and find the answer to your question “How Much Do Dogs Sleep?” Dogs sleep very differently to people and not just in the way they physically sprawl out. Their frequency … Read more…

Tips For Storing Your Pet’s Essential Information

Your dog is just as much a part of your family as your children so it’s essential that you store comprehensive files covering every aspect of his life, including his health, contact details and where he lives, etc. Licences and medical details must be in his file as well. You should also keep a copy of this entire file with your emergency information kit for your entire family. If there’s some sort of natural disaster, … Read more…