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Veterinary specialists

In the May edition of NZ Dog World, I interview veterinary surgeon Dr Helen Milner about specialist care for pets. Referral to a specialist is an option for both veterinarians and dog parents.

A tale of two screws and a visit to the After Hours vet

Sox surprised me last night by deciding to eat screws. Accidents happen and I am grateful that I spotted the problem quickly and got him to the After Hours vet for care. My wallet is a little lighter, but it could have been much worse.

Doggy quote of the month for May

From renowned psychologist and author, Stanley Coren

Aging dog healthcare needs

New research from the University of Liverpool shows that dog owners think many important changes in their older pets are “just old age,” when actually they are signs of serious health problems.

Caring for a blind dog

Caring for a blind dog can have its challenges but it also can be incredibly rewarding. Read my April column for NZ Dog World here.

Dogs Mirror Human Cognitive Aging Patterns

A new study has revealed parallels between the aging canine mind and human cognitive aging.

Doggy quote of the month for April

This month's quote is from famous author, Mark Twain

An emotional support dog for the NBA

The Dallas Mavericks have a canine employee who is widely liked and helpful to the team's mental health.

Measuring brain activity during interactions with dogs

Spending quality time with dogs reduces stress and increases the power of brain waves associated with relaxation and concentration according to latest research.

Is it bone broth, stock or broth?

I love cooking for dogs. Bone broth is a fabulous addition to a dog's diet but I am finding that some owners are confusing bone broth with broth and stock. This blog post discusses the differences in ingredients and cooking times.

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Doggy Mom
The blog about everything dog

I've been blogging since 2010 about a range of dog issues. I particularly like sharing the latest research news and I always share a Doggy Quote of the Month