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Pets of the Homeless

Pets of the Homeless

HIF Australia

Pets provide us with comfort, security and friendship. So how would you feel if you and your pet were facing or experiencing homelessness? In this short video, our friends at Pooches at Play caught up with the founder of Pets of the Homeless Yvonne, who along with a team of volunteers provide assistance with pet food, veterinary care and emergency boarding to help alleviate the burden of providing essential pet care during times of hardship.

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Cherry Eye in Dogs

Cherry Eye in Dogs

HIF Australia
Have you ever heard of Cherry Eye in dogs? It’s a common eyelid protrusion which isn’t very painful but can cause problems if left untreated. In this short clip with our friends at Pooches at Play, Dr Melissa chats with Sheridan about her dog, Jedi’s experience with Cherry Eye and how they treated it. 
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 Vissaritis
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.
 
What Is a Therapy Dog and What Do They Do?

What Is a Therapy Dog and What Do They Do?

Laura Vissaritis

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.
Do Dogs Dream?

Do Dogs Dream?

Laura Vissaritis
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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