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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Your Dogs Tail

Behaviour

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Your Dogs Tail

How much notice do you take of your dogs tail? Other than grabbing your drink before it gets swept off the coffee table, you might not have given it much thought. I know when I got my first dog, I didn't give it much thought at all. Did you know that unlike humans, dogs don't have a set number of bones in ther body? The average number is 319, but the actual number can be a few either side of this, and that's all because of their tail. The longer the tail, the more bones the dog has! And if you...

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Is Obesity In Dogs Due To Diet or Lifestyle?

Health

Is Obesity In Dogs Due To Diet or Lifestyle?

Do Dogs Become Obese Due to Fat In Their Diet? This is an interesting question - it seems logical that eating too much fat makes a body fat. But fat is an essential part of a healthy diet.   Why do dogs need fat in their diet? Dogs need fats in their diet as a source of energy. Fats help to keep the skin and coat in good condition. Fat tastes good and encourage dogs to eat. Fat stores can also give dogs emergency energy in times of food shortages. Fatty acids are the major part of fats. As dogs are not able...

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Why Is Dental Health Important For Dogs?

Health

Why Is Dental Health Important For Dogs?

Why Dog Dental Care Is Essential Looking after your dogs teeth doesn't just stop them from having stinky breath. It contributes to their overall health too. Poor dental health can contribute to diabetes, heart, liver and kidney disease. Whilst dogs rarely develop cavities, they do lose teeth due to gingivitis and can develop painful abcesses. In smaller dogs it can even lead to a broken jaw. This excellent article published on PetMD - which is both written and reviewed by vets - provides greater insight into why poor oral hygiene can contribute to other health issues.    What Are The...

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Why Is Protein So Important For Dogs?

Health

Why Is Protein So Important For Dogs?

  What are sources of complete protein? Complete proteins are meat, fish, eggs and whole milk. They contain all 10 essential amino acids. Protein is one of the eight building blocks required for a complete diet. Why is protein important? Protein consists of amino acids which are essential for health. Amino acids also provide carbon chains which produce glucose, providing the dog with energy. Protein is an essential part of a healthy balanced diet. A good quality dog food will include at least two quality sources of animal protein within the first few listed ingredients eg chicken, beef, duck or salmon. Protein...

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Our Favourite Dog Friendly Walk In Jervis Bay

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Our Favourite Dog Friendly Walk In Jervis Bay

Our favourite dog friendly walk in Jervis Bay is Admirals Bosum Reserve. Admirals Bosom Reserve Admirals Bosom Reserve is at Currarong, and has a variety of walks of different distances and difficulty. It is situated on the headland which separates the ocean from the bay, making for some truly spectacular views. Information About This Walk There are 2 car parks nearby, with a toilet block at one of the car parks. There are no refreshments in the reserve, or bins, so take water with you and please take your rubbish away. The walk isn't suitable for prams, and I'd recommend...

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