What’s in Your Pet’s Bowl?

What’s in Your Pet’s Bowl?

They say you are what you eat. Humans are currently amongst the height of food crazes, from Paleo and Atkins to Detox Teas and Alkaline diets. We are insatiably looking for the next way to get fit and lose weight. But what about our pets? What is in their food bowl these days, and are we doing what’s best by them? In her latest article for HIF, Animal Health and Behaviour Expert, Laura V, shares her top tips on how to keep your pet healthy. 
Category:Pet Health
Why it’s time to end stigma in lung cancer

Why it’s time to end stigma in lung cancer

Did you know that this November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month? This initiative aims to “Shine A Light on Lung Cancer” and raise the profile and reduce the stigma of lung cancer by backing campaigns that raise awareness .

According to Heart and Lung Surgeon, Dr. Nikki Stamp, “In 2018, its predicted that 12,741 Australians will be diagnosed with lung cancer. Around 25 people every day lose their lives to lung cancer. And a lot of people don’t know that lung cancer is responsible for nearly 20% of all cancer deaths in this country which is more than breast, prostate and ovarian cancer combined.”

With these alarming statics in mind, Dr. Nikki discusses the stigma associated with lung disease and how with proper funding, research and screening, we can save lives.

Happy (Healthy) Halloween

Happy (Healthy) Halloween

Happy Halloween weekend! Whether you're attending a costume party or trick-or-treating with the kids, we hope you have a spook-tacular day! And speaking of your little ones, here's some quick and easy ways to inject a fun dose of 'healthy' into Halloween...

Category:Recipes
Caring For Your Teeth as You Get Older

Caring For Your Teeth as You Get Older

How can you protect your ageing smile? According to dental expert, Dr. Emma, "Gone are the days of false teeth being inevitable. More people are keeping their natural teeth to a much older age, which has presented dentists and their patients with a new set of challenges. There are factors which are unique to the mature mouth, and treating it the same way you did when you were 21 is likely no longer appropriate." In her latest article for HIF Dr. Emma explains some of the changes you can expect to see as your teeth age, and what you can do to keep your teeth in the best shape possible.
 
Category:Dental Health
Dogs and Stick Injuries

Dogs and Stick Injuries

Many dogs love to chew sticks, carry sticks and chase sticks but did you know that they can be very hazardous to dogs? In this short clip with our friends at Pooches at Play, veterinary expert, Dr Melissa Meehan sits down with ‘Hif’ to discuss the stick injuries that can happen and how we can keep our dogs safe with some friendly alternatives.
 
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