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Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

HIF Australia
Did you know hip dysplasia is one of the most common skeletal disorders seen in dogs? Recognising the signs and symptoms of hip dysplasia is super important for early intervention and pain mitigation. With this in mind, we caught up with our friends at Pooches at Play who explain everything you need to know about this condition.
Snake Bites and Your Pets

Snake Bites and Your Pets

HIF Australia
Armed with curiosity and natural hunting instincts it is not uncommon for our favourite four legged friends to cross paths with a snake. Particularly, as the weather starts to warm up, dogs and cats can have these encounters in local parks near water such as lakes and beaches, or even in your back yard. In this short clip with our friends at Pooches at Play, Dr. Mel discusses how important it is to recognise the signs of a bite and what to do if it happens.
What’s in Your Pet’s Bowl?

What’s in Your Pet’s Bowl?

Laura V
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. 
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Dogs and Stick Injuries

Dogs and Stick Injuries

HIF Australia
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.
 
How to Keep Your Pet Calm When They Visit the Vet

How to Keep Your Pet Calm When They Visit the Vet

Laura V
Many dogs dislike going to the vet, the sounds and the smells can cause your fur-baby to be stressed and anxious, but it doesn't have to always be that way. Vet visits are essential to the health and wellbeing of your four-legged friend, so we asked Laura V to share her top tips to make your dog’s life easier on these very important visits. 
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What Is a Therapy Dog and What Do They Do?

What Is a Therapy Dog and What Do They Do?

Laura V

Did you know over 20,000 Australians enjoy a visit from a therapy dog each week? According to animal behaviourist, Laura V, “For the everyday person, the hug of a dog, the wagging of a tail and their unconditional love makes us all feel better. Therapy dogs though are carefully selected and trained to assist with the mental and physical wellbeing of people, who are often experiencing some sort of chronic illness or stress.” With this in mind, Laura V shares some of the incredible ways canines are helping people with a variety of disorders or disabilities to get them through their day.

Why Vet Bills Can Sometimes Seem Expensive

Why Vet Bills Can Sometimes Seem Expensive

A vet clinic is a one stop shop when it comes to your pet’s health. Vets are the surgeon, the dentist, the anaesthetist, the radiologist, the pathologist, the pharmacist. Not to mention all the medical equipment required to diagnose and treat all the different species and diseases that they see. In this short clip with our friends at Pooches at Play, veterinary expert, Dr Melissa Meehan sits down with ‘Hif’ to discuss why vet bills can sometimes seem expensive.
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Do Dogs Dream?

Do Dogs Dream?

Laura V
Did you know that during Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep the human and canine brain can become indistinguishable? According to Animal behaviourist Laura V, “If you’ve witnessed your dog in REM sleep, their eyes will move around and paws may also twitch a little too. They do this because they are actually looking at the images of their dream and there’s a good chance they’re re-living that time they played in the park with that new toy you bought them.” In her latest article for our blog, Laura V shares her knowledge on the topic - “Do Dogs Dream”.
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How to Ensure My New Puppy Settles in Well

How to Ensure My New Puppy Settles in Well

HIF Australia

Taking a new puppy home is a very exciting and nerve-wracking time! But did you know that everything your puppy learns in the first 16 weeks they’ll remember for life? In this short clip, we caught up with our friends at Pooches at Play to hear their top tips on how to make your pup feel safe, comfortable and loved in its new home.

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