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Pansy Pekingese Puppy

The Frosting on the Cake

What is 'the frosting on the cake', other than that which is obvious? The term is commonly used to describe any finishing touch - something which is not inherent to that which is beneath it, but rather, an enhancement - usually visual.

So-o-o-o, for the purposes of this article, consider the abundant coat of the Pekingese, as well as that of other coated breeds, to be 'the frosting on the cake'.

Read about the importance of Pekingese show grooming to the dog judge...

Pets with Cancer

Pet owners seek best possible care for pets with cancer

Just like with humans, learning our pet has cancer affects us greatly. We feel as worried and overwhelmed with the amount of information to sort through and decisions we need to make about treatment and ongoing care.

Can we cure it?

Pet Allergies

Pet Allergies

Itchy, watery eyes, wheezing, hives and skin rashes, are just some of the frustrating allergic responses people can suffer from their pets...

Learn more about pet allergies and how to reduce allergic reactions to your pets.

Pet Dog Grooming

Dog Grooming - The Basics of Brushing and Bathing your Dog

Brushing your pet should be a fun process for both you and your dog. Your dog should not be frightened of the brush.

Learn more about grooming your dog: how to make brushing and bathing fun for both of you.

Hypothyroidism in Dogs

What is Hypothyroidism in Dogs?

A poor coat quality in your dog may indicate a condition called 'HYPOTHYROIDISM' meaning low thyroid hormone production.

Learn more about Hypothyroidism: it's symptoms, prevention and treatment...

Dog's Dental Care

Dental Care Can Lengthen The Life Of Your Dog!
Brush Up On Your Dog's Dental Health This August!

Time to brush up on how to care for your pet's teeth and gums, to ensure their ongoing good health and well-being. Veterinarians warn that oral disease is the most common health problemdiagnosed in adult pets. Research shows 80 per cent of dogs and 70 per centof cats show signs of oral disease by age three.

Lure Racing Dog Sports

Little Dogs... Big Fun

Dog sports are a great way to exercise your dog and have fun at the same time. One sport that is specifically limited to small dogs, and particularly appeals to terriers, is Lure Racing. If you have an energetic little dog then this might be the perfect sport for you.

Dr Harry

Musings of an Old Vet breeding, keeping and other important things…

Read Dr Harry’s heart-warming article on how pets enrich our lives.

Is it true children growing up with animals will have more self confident, suffer less anxiety and achievers? What do kids think about animals these days? Well, let's talk to Dr Harry and see what he says!

MRI for your Pet Dog

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

What is MRI? Where can we have MRI for our dogs? Read more here...

The Caesarian Birth

The Caesarian Birth

During the birth process (Whelping) there are many factors that you should be aware of that may cause complications for the bitch and her puppies. You can usually not prevent these but must be aware of any delay or problem with the birthing process and seek Veterinary attention earlier rather than later.

How Not To Lose Your Pet!

How Not To Lose Your Pet!

Losing a beloved four legged family member can be heartbreaking and end in tragedy. Pets can be lost during a family outing or holiday, jump from the car, escape from the yard or worse still, be a victim of animal theft. Pet owners therefore would benefit from the advice offered by Lee Jefferies from Pet Search on how to make your pet more ‘findable’ should you somehow lose contact. There are various ways to make your pet ‘trackable’ should the worst happen.

Dog Breeder

What is a Breeder?

A Breeder is one who thirsts for knowledge and never really knows it all, one who wrestles with decisions of conscience, convenience, and commitment...

Pet's Muscles

Muscle in on your dog...Facts abour your Pet's Muscles

Is your pet limping? Does your pet have arthritis? Has your pet undergone recent surgery? Is your pet about to have surgery? Is your pet grumpy or lethargic? If yes, massage will be of major benefit to your pet. Read to find out more...

Dog Physiotherapy article updated 8 January 2013
The Geriatric Dog

The Geriatric Dog

Just as the lifespan of humans is increasing, so is that of dogs. This is due to the improved nutrition and health care that our “best friends” receive. As the years go by, the relationship between dog and owner deepens and while most owners will notice some natural signs of aging, they may not be aware that a few small adjustments can improve the quality of an older animal’s life.

12 Golden Rules of Dog Ownership

12 Golden Rules of Dog Ownership

This article will make you become a master of your best friend!

Pamper Your Pet

Pamper Your Pet

Our pets have become our family and even seem to behave like little humans at times. We want to spoil our pets just because we love them. Read this article and you will get the ideas of how to pamper your lovely pet!

Raising Orphanes Puppies

Raising Orphaned Puppies

Orphaned puppies present a special challenge that will consume many weeks of your time if you are to be successful in rearing an orphan litter. You must assume the role of rearing the litter if the bitch is not producing milk or has rejected the litter or even died during the birth process. Are you ready for that????

Bayer Advantage:: Flea Control for Dogs and Cats
Tea Cup Chihuahua

Tea Cup Chihuahua Myth

Flee is one more example of the possible heartache in deliberately looking for an “extra tiny” or so-called “Tea Cup” Chihuahua.

Progress or Poison?

Progress or Poison?

Homotoxicology is a holistic form of medicine based on orthodox medicine’s diagnostic and clinical examination, but deeper and more extensive bodily systems interacting with disease.

Drontal Chewable
Training Animals for Television

Training Animals for Television

Steve says "Most people believe as long as a dog for example, is cute, pretty, and has a shiny long coat, that it is destined for a successful television career.” According to Steve, the criteria to be a successful animal actor.

Dog Microchipping

Microchipping

Every year hundreds of pets go missing for a number of reasons. These include theft, roaming, fear and induced flight from car accidents, thunderstorms, fireworks or any other load noises adventure seeking or roaming.

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Buyer Beware

Buyer Beware

Please read this carefully if you are considering buying an Amstaff. If you are looking to own a loving Amstaff make sure that is what you are buying.

Pet Dog

How Much Is That Doggy in The Window?

It’s the lead up to Christmas… you’re feeling overwhelmed with the hustle and bustle of the festive season… and there it is in the pet store, the most enchanting puppy you’ve ever seen. It looks up at you with needy eyes… it’s soooooo cute…. it’s only small after all…. you have a yard these days…. you can afford it …. you’re gone !!!

DO YOU REALLY KNOW WHAT YOU’RE IN FOR?

 

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The Basic of Good Dog Training

 

The Basic of Good Dog Training

I am often asked, “What is the best way to train my dog”. It is a difficult question to answer, as we know dogs are all different, and we adapt training methods to their temperament age and breed. However there are some basic techniques and requirements that are suitable for all dogs.

Puppy Care

Puppy Care

This article should answer most of the questions you may have about the care and feeding of you new pup.

The Swedish Vallhund Down Under

The Swedish Vallhund Down Under

The Swedish Vallhund first arrived on Australian soil in January 1981 when Sheila and Dennis Haddon of Norsled Kennel fame, migrated to Western Australia.

Animal Acupuncture

ANIMAL ACUPUNCTURE

According to legend, veterinary acupuncture was discovered when lame horses became sound after being hit by arrows in battle.

Sleddogs in Australia

Sleddogs in Australia

Despite Australia having minimal snow cover, Australia has a growing number of working Sleddogs and a growing following of enthusiasts in related sports such as Sleddog Racing and Weightpulling.

The Lion Dog of Peking

The Lion Dog Of Peking

The ordinary person who does not know or understand the Pekingese, quite mistakenly, could think that they are merely stupid little lap dogs. On the contrary, Pekingese are

Animal Pet Behaviour

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR - Scaredy Cats & Petrified Pooches

Most of our animal companions are relaxed, happy and generally live stress-free lives. Some pets, however, are not so laid back and, just like we humans, suffer anxieties of one form or another.

About The Australian Koolie

About The Australian Koolie

The Australian Koolie is energetic, loyal, and adaptable and can work anything anywhere. But some genetic problems...

Arthritis Dogs

 

REVOLUTIONARY ARTHRITIS DIET KEEPS DOGS ON THE MOVE

A revolutionary food proven to ease the pain and help slow down the progression of canine osteoarthritis, is available from veterinary practices in Australia.

Dogrocks

The Story of DOGROCKS

We had just picked out a beautiful Cocker Spaniel from a litter and being a “boy” we thought it would cock his leg in the right spots (on trees and shrubs) and not destroy our lawn…. not so.

 

Heat Stress in Dogs and Cats

Heat Stress in dogs and cats

Heat stress occurs when animals are exposed to high temperatures, high humidity and poor ventilation and so are unable to cool down. Animals loose heat by panting and increasing their respiratory rate, decreasing food intake, dilation of skin blood vessels, inactivity, drinking water and seeking cool places.

Pet Oil Supplements

Oil Supplements for Skin Health

The use of essential fatty acids (EFA) in the management of skin problems in dogs and cats has become increasingly more popular over the past few years.

Pet Allergies

Allergies - So you think it's the dog?

You might be surprised to learn, that while some people are highly sensitive to things like pollen or animal hair, large amounts of dust are actually unhealthy for most of us.

Dog Water

Your Dog Needs Water!

Water is often overlooked in discussions about nutrition, but it is in fact the single most important nutrient in the diet. All living cells need water in order to be able to function properly... About sixty percent of the body of an adult dog or cat is water...

Lifestage Nutrition for dogs

Lifestage Nutrition for dogs

Lifestage nutrition is the practice of feeding animals foods specifically formulated to meet their optimal nutritional needs at each stage of their life, (e.g. puppy, adult, senior). The concept of lifestage nutrition differs markedly from feeding a single product for ‘all life stages’ or ‘all-purpose foods’.... This philosophy is the key to lifestage nutrition and preventative medicine.

 

Schizophronia in Dogs

Schizophronia in Dogs

It is now accepted that dogs suffer schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is NOT a split personality: the legendary split occurs between thinking and feeling leading to the hallmark feature of inappropriateness of mood....

Ask the Vet

Ask the Vet
Dog resident vet

Dog Q & A with Dr Jacqueline Perkins
BVSc Hons MACVSc (animal behaviour) BA

Animal Hygiene

Animal Hygiene

It is important in cleaning animal housing and equipment to know the basic difference between a sanitiser and a disinfectant. To put it very basically, a disinfectant is designed to kill or eradicate germs, while a sanitiser is designed to reduce them to an acceptable or harmless level.

The Field Spaniel

The Field Spaniel

The Field Spaniel is one of the dog worlds best kept secrets, hidden under a noble and beautiful exterior is a loving, funny companion and a skilled, intelligent hunter...

Lean more about the Field Spaniel.

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