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Pancreatitis in dogs – symptoms and treatment

Tuesday 13 September, 2016

You share much in common with your dog, including the way your pancreas functions. A vital organ in both you and your dog, the pancreas releases enzymes to help break down and digest food, and produces hormones which help regulate blood sugar levels. Pancreatitis occurs when the pancreas becomes inflamed, causing digestive enzymes to leak…read more


10 possible reasons why your dog is vomiting

Thursday 25 August, 2016

Dogs can sometimes vomit because they’ve eaten something disagreeable or gobbled down too much food, too quickly. But vomiting can also indicate something far more serious – your dog may have swallowed a toxic substance, or may be suffering from a condition that requires immediate medical attention. Potential causes of vomiting include: Eating grass. Most…read more


Ringworms and how to treat them in dogs

Thursday 11 August, 2016

We share many things with our canine companions – lots of love, play time and fun-filled exercise sessions. Unfortunately your dog can also inadvertently share less desirable things with us, such as a ringworm infection. Ringworm doesn’t have very discriminating tastes, and will readily spread between animals and humans. Despite its name, ringworm isn’t actually…read more


Tapeworm in dogs – symptoms and treatment

Thursday 28 July, 2016

As friendly and welcoming as your dog may be, sometimes it’d be good if they weren’t such hospitable hosts. Take for instance the case of tapeworms. Growing to six inches long or more, these parasites commonly infect dogs, taking up residence in the intestines of their host. There are two main types of tapeworm: flea…read more


Intestinal dog worms and their symptoms

Thursday 14 July, 2016

Worms are almost an inevitable part of dog life, but it’s important to know the types of worms your dog may become infected with, and to be aware of the potential symptoms of infestation. Your dog can become host to a number of unwelcome internal parasites throughout their life. In Australia, the most common intestinal…read more


10 most common dog health problems

Thursday 30 June, 2016

We all want our dogs to be as happy and healthy as possible, and as your dog’s primary caregiver, it’s up to you to help keep them that way between vet visits. A fantastic way to help support your dog’s health is by regularly adding Dig-In Digestive Gravy Powder to their daily meal. In much…read more


Why does my dog eat grass?

Thursday 16 June, 2016

Dogs are endlessly fascinating creatures. No matter how well we think we know our dogs, they can often surprise us with what they get up to. One little quirk you may have noticed is your dog occasionally channeling their inner grazing cow and munching on some grass. While there’s no need to worry about your…read more


5 habits of an incredibly happy dog

Thursday 02 June, 2016

Ever wished your dog could just tell you if they were happy? Until we figure out how to speak the same language, we need to learn how to interpret how else your dog expresses emotion. The first step to a contented canine is ensuring that your dog’s basic and essential needs are being met. This…read more


How to ease your dog’s separation anxiety

Thursday 26 May, 2016

As highly social animals, dogs aren’t naturally used to spending time alone. While many dogs readily adjust to having their family ‘pack’ scattered throughout the day, some dogs can become stressed out. Separation anxiety is characterised by behavioural signs of distress such as persistent barking, destructiveness, attempting escape or being overly clingy. Without proper treatment,…read more


6 signs your dog has separation anxiety

Thursday 19 May, 2016

Dogs love nothing more than spending time with their favourite people, especially people like you who they consider part of their family pack. Most dogs do adapt well to spending time alone, provided they receive enough exercise, entertainment and attention. However, for those dogs who don’t cope well, this can become a real problem. Separation…read more


5 ways to stop your dog barking excessively

Thursday 12 May, 2016

In the same way that we chat to convey information, barking is your dog’s way of communicating. While barking is normal, excessive barking often indicates an underlying problem. Dogs can bark excessively for many reasons such as boredom, to get attention, defend their territory or when they’re anxious. Once you determine the cause, consider these…read more


5 reasons why your dog barks too much

Thursday 05 May, 2016

Barking is a natural way for your dog to vocalise, even though it may sometimes seem like they’re barking about nothing. Dogs actually bark for many different reasons – to communicate, to show excitement, to give warning, or to simply gain attention. Barking only really becomes problematic if an occasional bark turns into excessive barking.…read more


3 fun games your dog will love

Wednesday 04 May, 2016

Regular exercise not only helps your dog maintain a healthy weight, it also provides mental stimulation and burns up excess energy. There are lots of ways to give your dog their daily fix of activity. Here are 3 fun games to engage your furry friend’s mind: 1. FIND IT A treasure hunt for your dog.…read more


5 ways to help your dog loose weight

Thursday 28 April, 2016

So … you have yourself an overweight dog. Regardless of why your dog may have packed on the pounds, the great thing about being aware your dog is overweight, is that you can start taking action. Start off by consulting your vet to find out your dog’s current weight and to get help developing a…read more


Is my dog overweight?

Thursday 21 April, 2016

We all want our dogs to be happy, but sometimes that translates into feeding our dogs too much or letting them skip out on exercise. This means your dog can start to transition from cute and cuddly into plump and pudgy. As difficult as it is to resist pleading puppy-dog eyes or to exercise your…read more