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Intervertrebal Disc Degeneration Case Study

Intervertrebal Disc Degeneration Case Study

HIF Australia
Did you know that intervertebral disc disease, or IVDD is very common in dogs? In particular daxons, or commonly known as sausage dogs, with their long back and little legs, they need to take special care of their backs. Especially because of their predisposition to intervertebral disc disease, or IVDD. In this short clip with our friends at Pooches at Play, Gyton catches up with daxon owner, Sarah to hear their personal experience with IVDD.
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Preparing for a New Baby

Preparing for a New Baby

HIF Australia
Have you ever wondered how to prepare your dog for your newborn's arrival? According to Dr. Melissa, "You want to make sure that there’s a positive association between them and the baby. When the baby is getting lots and lots of attention, it's important to praise the dogs. The more they’re rewarded, the more positive they’ll feel about the new situation." In this short clip, Melissa provides her top tips on how to provide a loving home to the humans and fur-kids in your family equally.
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Top Reasons for Vet Visits

Top Reasons for Vet Visits

HIF Australia

There are many reasons that our dogs visit the vets and for the most part this is for a general checkup, but other times things can be a little more serious and it’s important to know why. In this short clip, Dr. Melissa Meehan talks us through the top reasons why our dogs pay a visit to the vet and shares her top tips on preventive measures to put in place and the best treatment for our pooches.

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Anxiety in Cats

Anxiety in Cats

Laura V
Anxiety in dogs is pretty easy to spot, but what about anxiety in cats? According to animal behaviourst, Laura V, "Whilst we believe cats are less likely to suffer from anxiety than dogs, there is increasing evidence that cats benefit from owners who take preventative measures for anxiety. Because cats are less expressive, we may be missing critical signs of their emotional state." With this in mind we caught up with Laura to hear the signs we should watch out for and her top tips to help our felines overcome their anxiety. 
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Should Your Pets Sleep On Your Bed?

Should Your Pets Sleep On Your Bed?

Laura V
There's no doubt that pets are good for us. Current research confirms everything we have ever believed, including how pets decrease our blood pressure, increase our happy brain chemicals, improve our social skills and even in many cases; help us to live longer. But what about the question that sparks great debate across pet owners: should your pet sleep on your bed? In her latest article for HIF, animal behaviour expert, Laura V, delves into the research behind this topic and provides her opinion and top tips to ensure a great night’s sleep for both you and your pet. 
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How to Make Your Old Pet Feel Young Again

How to Make Your Old Pet Feel Young Again

Laura V

What can we do to give our beloved pets the happiest, healthiest and longest life possible? According to animal behaviourist expert, Laura V, "Actually, it’s pretty simple. Everything our pets do to help us live longer, we can offer right back to them." In her latest article for HIF, Laura shares her top tips for helping your older pet feel young again.

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Why Does My Dog Do That?

Why Does My Dog Do That?

Laura V
You’re supposed to know everything about your best friend, aren’t you? What they love, what they hate, what makes them laugh and what makes them cry. But, what if your best mate just so happens to be a dog? In her latest article for HIF, animal behaviourist expert, Laura V explains some of the unexplained to help you get into the mind of your furry beloved.
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Pet Safety Tips for Christmas

Pet Safety Tips for Christmas

Laura V
The holiday season is upon us, and many pet parents love to include their fur-kids in the festivities. As you gear up for the holidays though, it's important to ensure you keep your pet happy, healthy and safe. With this in mind HIF blogger and pet care expert, Laura V shares her top pet safety tips for Christmas.  
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Keeping your Pet safe in Summer

Keeping your Pet safe in Summer

Laura V
Summer can mean lots of fun outside with our pets. But with this summer being predicted to be one of the hottest with soaring temperatures, we need to take the appropriate steps to protect our beloved animals. Whether you take them for a walk down the street, a ride in the car, or just out in the yard to play, the heat can be extremely hard on them. With this in mind, we caught up with animal behaviourist, Laura V, to hear her top tips on how we can ensure our best furry or feathered friends can enjoy summertime as much as the rest of us, without encountering the risks of overheating.
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