Medible Meal Wheel

When our dog has cancer we want to do all that we can to help them heal and stay strong and healthy. Every meal is an opportunity to do just that. Feed them a diet high in quality protein and omega 3,  medium levels of good saturated fats and omega 6 and low in starchy…

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CBD Oil – Good green medicine

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant that interacts with, or rebalances, our Endocannabinoid system which, among other functions, regulates the immune system response of mammals (such as humans and dogs). There is an ever increasing body of research showing that CBD has a positive effect on the side effects of chemotherapy…

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Vitamin D3 – Is your dog deficient?

Studies have shown that deficiency in Vitamin D may be connected to prevalence of cancer in both humans and dogs. In 2008, the Journal of Cell Biology published research that found “vitamin D can adjust almost everything in the cancer cell, from its genetic messaging to its cytoskeleton. It can switch genes on and off,…

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Moringa – The Miracle Tree for Dogs

Known as The Miracle Tree, or more formally as Moringa Olefeira, moringa has been recognized by America’s very conservative National Institute of Health and the cancer establishment of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute as being effective in reducing tumour size and proliferation. It has also been endorsed by the World Health Organisation for its nutritional density. It…

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Play in the Blue Mountains

The world heritage listed Blue Mountains are a magical place to explore and now you and your dog can enjoy luxury digs in the National Park overlooking the elegant Three Sisters. The incredible Lilianfels Luxury Resort and Spa (https://www.lilianfels.com.au ) is perched on the mountain edge looking out into the majestic valley and Three Sisters…

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Dogfit = Life Fit

SYDNEY: Julio Precioso once told me that he likes dogs better than people, and I believe him. That’s not to say that he doesn’t like people, it’s more that he really loves dogs. We get that! And Ruby and I love him too. He’s our go to dog walker/trainer guy when I, for whatever reason,…

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Driving Safely with Dogs

It’s holiday season and there’s nothing better than putting your dog in the car, with some friends, toys and Eskies and heading to the beach, mountains or -insert your favourite holiday place here-. But! NRMA says some 5,000 dogs are injured in car accidents every year so please be safe! Here’s an article from the…

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How Eating Dog Became Big Business in Vietnam

Nguyen Tien Tung is just the sort of man you’d expect to run a Hanoi slaughterhouse: wiry, frenetic and filthy, his white T-shirt collaged with bloodstains, his jean shorts loose around taut, scratched-up legs, his feet squelching in plastic sandals. Hunched over his metal stall, between two hanging carcasses and an oversized tobacco pipe, the 42-year-old is …

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Wolves Helped Us Outsmart Neanderthals

Forty thousand years ago in Europe our ancestors formed a crucial and lasting alliance that enabled us to finish off our evolutionary cousins, the Neanderthals. Dogs are humanity’s oldest friends, renowned for their loyalty and abilities to guard, hunt and chase. But modern humans may owe even more to them than we previously realised. We…

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Dog Discrimination – Are you dogist?

Washington: Just when you were hoping there were no new ways for people to be racist, it turns out many may be racist against dogs – black dogs. Black Dog Syndrome is the name shelter workers have given to the tendency of dark-furred pups to languish in kennels while their lighter-furred brethren get adopted. “The effect is…

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Pet Robot Ownership to Rise?

Cats and dogs could be replaced with the robotic kind in households worldwide by 2025, an Australian university professor predicts. Dr Jean-Loup Rault from the University of Melbourne says growth in the world’s population will make real animals available only for the super-rich. The future, he says, may lie in chips and circuits that mimic our…

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The ‘Tratt’ – A Bondi Legend

SYDNEY: The Bondi Trattoria (or ‘The Tratt” as locals call it) is a local institution in Bondi and one of our (and Ruby’s) favourites! The food is fresh and delicious, with a varied menu that ensures there’s always something to suit your appetite and occasion. Located at the southern end of Bondi Beach, the views…

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What About Me? The Pet Custody Battles

When a relationship ends, the division of assets begins. But who gets to keep the dog? Peter Munro reports for SMH on the increasingly common – and sometimes messy – custody disputes involving pets. They never fought nor raised their voices, even when dividing “ours” into “yours” and “mine”. They found a quietly sad way…

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