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8 Purely Practical Reasons Dogs Wear Goggles
8 Purely Practical Reasons Dogs Wear Goggles

Dog sunglasses definitely turn heads and make quite a statement. BUT the purpose for wearing them runs much deeper than just looking schmick. Dogs are vulnerable to UV rays. Dogs’ eyes tend to be more recessed than ours and they usually have heavier brows than humans. This gives dogs more inbuilt eye protection, but powerful UV rays can still impact their eyes. Ultraviolet rays […]

Tackling Canine Allergies: the kryptonite of the dog world
Tackling Canine Allergies: the kryptonite of the dog world

Dogs are like superheroes. They face dark times with courage & humour. But if there is one thing that can change your canine into a raving maniac, that thing is itchiness. Allergies are the kryptonite of the canine world. Unfortunately they are all too common. I wish I could wave a wand and make all canine allergies disappear. I can’t. […]

The Slip Stops Here! (Increase your sliding dog’s grip)
The Slip Stops Here! (Increase your sliding dog's grip)

Who replaced my living room with a skating rink? Traction is so easy to take for granted until it’s gone. One day your dog leaps across the tile floor with the skill of a mountain goat. In what seems like no time at all he’s hesitating on his way across the kitchen to the food bowl. THE MOMENT YOU […]

7 Pieces of Gear That Help Dogs Overcome Physical Challenges
7 Pieces of Gear That Help Dogs Overcome Physical Challenges

You can’t lose hope! Because your dog never will. I’ve had the great opportunity to help so many people whose dogs suffer from serious physical challenges. You can’t imagine the relief they feel to find solutions to their dogs’ problems. If your dog (or any dog you know) has arthritis, hip displaysia, cruciate ligament issues, wobbler syndrome, etc… know […]

Let’s Stop Canine Arthritis In Its Tracks
Let's Stop Canine Arthritis In Its Tracks

My gorgeous sidekick Pluto (a perennial puppy) is TEN now. And I never saw it coming. I never imagined her slowing down. She was always the first to get to any ball bouncing or frisbee tossed. About 3 years ago something changed. Pluto kept playing as hard as ever. But one day she started limping afterwards. The next time she played it […]

Anxiety turned my sweet dog into Cujo. Here’s how we got her back!
Anxiety turned my sweet dog into Cujo. Here's how we got her back!

Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time… long before I had human children… Pluto was my only child. Just look at her gorgeous fluffy self. What a smile! Yes, she totally charmed us. She was the inspiration for Waggle. And she came everywhere with us. As surely as I was going somewhere, so was […]

A diet change stopped this dog’s seizures
A diet change stopped this dog's seizures

In our last newsletter we featured Marshall, a fabulous canine who suffers from extensive seizures. He is not the first dog I’ve encountered with this difficult & harrowing challenge. Chico, a darling dog very close to my pack, has suffered for years from terrifying grand mal seizures, but so far the super trooper keeps on coming good. It […]

3 ways to tell if your dog is well hydrated
3 ways to tell if your dog is well hydrated

Summer is certainly here! Some places in Australia have been experiencing consecutive days above 40 degrees Celsius! It’s time for a nice cool drink. Only, your dog isn’t easily able to let you know that she would like a drink too. So, you have done all the right things this summer…you are walking your dog early in […]

4 Quick Tips for a Sun Safe Summer with your Dog
4 Quick Tips for a Sun Safe Summer with your Dog

HAS THE WORLD GONE MAD? Sunnies for dogs? I remember how I thought about the sun 20 years ago. We’d go out and bask in it for hours on end… just soaking up the rays. Sometimes we’d rub oil on ourselves first to ensure a serious browning. Suncreen for dogs wasn’t even on the horizon. […]

4 Ways to Stop Itchy Allergies from Driving Your Dog Bonkers!
4 Ways to Stop Itchy Allergies from Driving Your Dog Bonkers!

Dogs are my superheroes. Who can lose a leg & move right on making the best of 3 legs with unflappable enthusiasm? Dogs! They face dark times with courage & humour. But there is one thing that can change your canine into a raving maniac. That thing is itchiness. Allergies are the kryptonite of the canine world. Unfortunately here in Australia they […]

3 Comfortable Alternatives to the Cone of Shame
3 Comfortable Alternatives to the Cone of Shame

We’ve all seen that hangdog look. When your dog has an injury the recovery period can be the most painful part. Wearing a big plastic cone makes things more traumatic. They’re cumbersome, collide loudly with obstacles and prevent your dog from eating & drinking and being in natural positions. Imagine trying to recover with all that working against you! Luckily there other […]

Getting To The Bottom Of Anal Gland Issues
Getting To The Bottom Of Anal Gland Issues

Ok… not the most appetizing topic. I hear you! But I have to admit  I’d like to know more about it – without having to ask. And you clicked on the link too! So let’s get educated about how these anal glands are impacting our dogs. Better to know what’s going on down there than not. Canine Naturopath […]

Varied Diet : Healthy For You + Your Dog
Varied Diet : Healthy For You + Your Dog

I’ve known Luciana from Sassy Treats for a good number of years. Her passion for canine nutrition is legendary! She’s also quite handy if your steel marquee is windmilling off in a windstorm by the ocean, but that’s another story. Proper canine nutrition is an area that is far too often misunderstood by people. Here’s some tips from an […]

Fight Back Against Summer Paw Injuries
Fight Back Against Summer Paw Injuries

At this time of year we get SOS calls each day from people needing to prevent painful & expensive paw injuries in their dogs. Usually the paws are already damaged. The Vet’s been paid. The dog is resting & recovering. Walks are at a standstill. People are desperately seeking to escape a repeating cycle of paw issues. We […]

10 Ways To Take Better Care of Your Furry Best Mate
10 Ways To Take Better Care of Your Furry Best Mate

We’re cruising toward that fresh start of a new year. And it’s a busy life! So we thought we’d energise you with some quick tips on making your dog’s life even better.  So here you go.. some great tips in a nutshell from Both Ends Of The Lead.  As dog owners and carers, we all share something in […]

Solve Your Dog’s Digestive Issues With 8 Inexpensive Herbs
Solve Your Dog's Digestive Issues With 8 Inexpensive Herbs

Poor digestion is the pits. We’ve all been there. A lot of dogs are suffering from it these days. Your life will be considerably less messy & fragrant, shall we say, if your dog is processing foods well. And digestive weakness can be a key factor in all sorts of canine health issues so it’s best […]

6 Safe Alternatives To Toxic Flea & Tick Treatments
6 Safe Alternatives To Toxic Flea & Tick Treatments

Has your dog ever give you feedback when you put a spot of flea & tick treatment on the back of his neck? The feedback I’ve received is pretty clear. This is not a comfortable experience! I can only imagine that putting a chemical strong enough to deter these parasites for a MONTH on my […]

Why you should never throw a stick for your dog
Why you should never throw a stick for your dog

Do you think that dog education classes should be mandatory? I do! And I don’t mean classes for canines. What we really need are classes to educate people aboutdogs. How is it that even people who love dogs with all their hearts, like myself, don’t have the facts straight? Here’s my confession. I was a […]

Get The Skinny on Dog Life Vests
Get The Skinny on Dog Life Vests

Raise your hand if you reckon dogs can swim. Hand up? Well… you would be right! And… well… wrong. Take my dog Pluto. Not only does she swim beautifully, but she took to the water like a pro the very first time we were near a creek. Splash!! In and swimming without a single lesson. […]

Treat your dog’s auto-immune disease naturally
Treat your dog's auto-immune disease naturally

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES ARE BECOMING MORE AND MORE COMMON IN DOGS Just like humans, more and more dogs are getting sick due to auto-immune disorders. What sets these health issues apart is that they are disorders where the body attacks itself. I’m sure you’ve heard of some of them. They include Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, a variety […]

Could your dog’s food be making him sick?
Could your dog’s food be making him sick?

COULD YOUR DOG’S FOOD BE MAKING HIM SICK? The answer is YES! The wrong foods could be making your dog sick with anything from allergies to diabetes to autoimmune disorders to obesity.  Lucky for dogs people are becoming more and more educated about what constitutes a healthy diet for dogs. Find out more in this […]

5 Tips To Promote A Healthy K9 Immune System
5 Tips To Promote A Healthy K9 Immune System

Want less trips to the vet? This is usually something both your dog & you can definitely agree on! My Pluto defies convention and loves nothing more than visits to the vet, but that’s another story. A rock solid immune system is a surefire key to maintaining excellent health. Here are 4 tips from canine […]

How Do You Choose The Right Dog Treats?
How Do You Choose The Right Dog Treats?

What treats should you give your dog? There certainly are a LOT of choices out there. Here’s some more canine dietary insight from small animal nutritionist Alla Keogh. With so so many treats available on the pet food market, sometimes it can be difficult to know which one is right for your pet. Taste, cost, ingredients, […]

Is Kibble The Ideal Food For Your Dog? Think Again.
Is Kibble The Ideal Food For Your Dog? Think Again.

It seems crazy to me now, but I was brought up with the idea that feeding dogs was a simple matter requiring a bag of kibble and a bowl.  They really have us fooled. I mean how could I believe it made sense that people require such a wide variety of foods & nutrients while […]