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Spot has been coming to visit us for daycare, and he's left his mark...

Pets, touch and Covid-19: why our furry friends are lifesavers

Researchers at the University of South Australia have published a paper about why pets have been so important during the Covid-19 pandemic: they provide us with the needed sensation of touch and they also need touch...

The Top Dog Film Festival

My report on the 3rd annual Top Dog Film Festival is published in the December issue of NZ Dog World. Izzy and Spot had front row seats for this dog-friendly event.

Perspectives on budgeting

In this post, I explain why the financial budget isn't the only source of stress when a dog owner is faced with their dog's serious illness or surgery.

Doggy quote of the month for December

A great quote this month about humanity...

A Christmas song for dogs

"Raise the Woof" uses sounds and spoken words that are supposed to elicit a response from dogs. Click on the link and see if your dog reacts.

Raised dog beds

Raised dog beds with a metal frame are an accident waiting to happen - in this blog post I share a ''free to a good home" offer that should be sent to the scrap yard instead!

New research reveals widespread contamination of English rivers with pesticides commonly used as flea treatments

The chemicals present in flea treatments are finding their way into English waterways and becoming a source of contamination. Makes you wonder what we are putting on our dogs, doesn't it?

4 Paws Marathon – Covid edition

In the November edition of NZ Dog World, I report on the 4 Paws Marathon's 2nd year, undertaken during Covid-19 Alert Level 2.

Early-life diet and canine atopy have a connection

Researchers at the University of Helsinki have revealed a link between a raw diet for pregnant mothers and puppies and a decreased risk of atopic dermatitis (itchy, scratchy dogs). Really interesting stuff since many of the dogs I see who are itchy are subsequently fed an an-allergenic dog food that is also highly processed. Could we reverse the trend by feeding raw?

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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