Friday, June 28, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Bacon-Flavored Dog Biscuits

Your Dog will love these simply but tasty Bacon Flavoured Biscuits. A great Australian pet treat recipe

  • 5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 10 tablespoons melted bacon fat
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Mix all ingredients well. Pinch off pieces of the dough and roll them into golfball sized pieces and place on a well-greased baking sheet. 

Bake at 175°C for 35 to 40 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Vets Warn of Record Winters

With record winter temperatures being experienced around the country, vets are encouraging pet owners to spare a thought for their furry friends over the next couple of months.

Monday, June 24, 2013

5 Steps to Calm an Over Excited Puppy

Puppies are little wobbly balls of energy that explode with excitement the moment they encounter something or someone new. This bounding energy and happy licking may be adorable in a tiny 3 kg puppy, but it's less appealing in a much heavier and stronger adult. As cute as it may be, this hyper, excitable behaviour in puppies can lead to uncontrolled bad behaviour as they grow. As hard as it is to resist a happy puppy, training should start as soon as possible to help reinforce proper behaviour and stop unwanted behaviour before it becomes habit.

How to Read a Dog's Body Language - Six Steps to Look For

It would be great if dogs could speak -- in a human language, that is. They already do communicate with their noises and body language. We can tell what food they like, who their favourite person is or which cat they would love to chase. An important sign to discern from your dog's actions is aggression. You can protect yourself and your dog by reading the language that illustrates when your dog is threatened and about to pounce. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cute Puppy Loves to Surf

I don't know if this is the cutest surfing puppy ever but it must be pretty close!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Easy Apple Cinnamon Dog Biscuits

We loved this great Australian recipe for dog biscuits - the apple and cinnamon will give it a special twist your dog will love.

  • 150 grams dried apples
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 cups wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • 2 eggs
Heat oven to 175°C. Finely chop dried apples in food processor. Place ingredients in a large bowl and mix well until dough forms. 

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough. Cut into desired shapes and place on baking sheets and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Monday, June 17, 2013

What Dog Breeds are Best for Kids?

When selecting a dog breed for your children you must take the personalities and tendencies of your children into account just as much as the temperament of the dogs themselves.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Dog Insurance from 55 cents a day from RSPCA

Your dog depends on you for everything – food, shelter, exercise, love – and of course, health care. But when your best friend needs treatment, even a small problem can lead to some very big vet bills.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Dog Quote from Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens
“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion thatthey are gods.”
― Christopher HitchensThe Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

Dog Quote by Mark Twain

Mark Twain
“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.”
― Mark Twain

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Win Kong Toys for Your Dog

Discount pet health product retailer is giving away Kong Toys in June and July 2013 and it's free to enter. 

Toys are a great boredom buster for pets that spend a lot of time indoors during the winter, to keep warm and wants your pets to put 7 toys from the new Kong range to the ultimate test! Simply fill in the form and tell why your pet should win a toy.

Every 5 days a new toy will be featured and given away to a deserving pet. 

Click here for more details

Monday, June 10, 2013

Teaching A Dog To Swim - 6 Easy Steps

You might be surprised to hear that most dogs are not born knowing how to swim. Even the water retrievers, such as Labradors and Golden Retrievers, must learn how to swim as puppies or young adults. Training a dog to swim is not necessarily a difficult task,

Friday, June 7, 2013

Dog Quote from Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill
“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”
― Winston Churchill

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Win A Freedom Makeover of Eftpos Cards when you buy Bayer worming products

To be in the draw for a $10,000 Freedom Makeover or to WIN one of 100 x $100 EFTPOS cards, simply buy Drontal or Advocate for your Dog and visit the Friends Forever website by Bayer to enter. Entries close 31 July 2013.

Monday, June 3, 2013

How Old is My Dog In Human Years? It's Not What You Think!

With these five simple steps you can work out how old your dog is in human years.

Dogs age more rapidly than humans, with an average lifespan of about 14 years, depending on the dog's size, health and lifestyle. While many people calculate a dog's age in human years by multiplying their actual age in years by seven, this isn't correct