All Things Dog Blog
4 Ways to Stop Itchy Allergies from Driving Your Dog Bonkers!
4 Ways to Stop Itchy Allergies from Driving Your Dog Bonkers!

Dogs are my superheroes. Who can lose a leg & move right on making the best of 3 legs with unflappable enthusiasm? Dogs! They face dark times with courage & humour. But there is one thing that can change your canine into a raving maniac. That thing is itchiness. Allergies are the kryptonite of the canine world. Unfortunately here in Australia they […]

Dog Friendly Camping at Macquarie Woods NSW
Dog Friendly Camping at Macquarie Woods NSW

On a recent adventure we discovered a beautiful dog friendly camping spot at Vittoria State Forest, just west of Bathurst NSW. The campground is large and grassy, perfectly suited to both dogs and humans.  Top Reasons to Pitch Your Tent at Macquarie Woods Forestry Reserve 1. It’s both well maintained and FREE! Yes, you heard right. You can camp out at […]

3 Comfortable Alternatives to the Cone of Shame
3 Comfortable Alternatives to the Cone of Shame

We’ve all seen that hangdog look. When your dog has an injury the recovery period can be the most painful part. Wearing a big plastic cone makes things more traumatic. They’re cumbersome, collide loudly with obstacles and prevent your dog from eating & drinking and being in natural positions. Imagine trying to recover with all that working against you! Luckily there other […]

Get the best dog coat for your dog’s quirks & lifestyle
Get the best dog coat for your dog's quirks & lifestyle

Cold snap in effect! How’s your dog holding up? Despite their furriness dogs are vulnerable to cold just like us. Short haired dogs require more insulation than wooly ones. But tuck your mate in a jacket on a harsh day & you’ll have one thankful buddy!  Every dog has unique requirements in a coat. I’ve rated our coat range based on warmth, water resistance, security for escape artists, low […]

WIN a Surfdog Robe + PAW 2-in1 Conditioner
WIN a Surfdog Robe + PAW 2-in1 Conditioner

My dog SKANKED today. It’s the one thing Pluto does that can turn me into a hothead. And look at her smile there in the top picture. She looks pretty darned happy about it. What’s worse, when she finishes her SKANKING I am compelled to give her a reward: A FULL SPA TREATMENT.  See her enjoying herself in a post pamper […]

Never Lose Another Dog Toy To The Jaws Of Death
Never Lose Another Dog Toy To The Jaws Of Death

I expect dog toys to last WEEKS at the very least. Not days, not minutes and NOT seconds! Right? Follow my advice and you will get your money’s worth out of dog toys from now on. Your dog may be a ruthless chewer, but there is no reason your dog’s toys should bite the dust in no time flat.  I’ve got […]

Getting To The Bottom Of Anal Gland Issues
Getting To The Bottom Of Anal Gland Issues

Ok… not the most appetizing topic. I hear you! But I have to admit  I’d like to know more about it – without having to ask. And you clicked on the link too! So let’s get educated about how these anal glands are impacting our dogs. Better to know what’s going on down there than not. Canine Naturopath […]

Varied Diet : Healthy For You + Your Dog
Varied Diet : Healthy For You + Your Dog

I’ve known Luciana from Sassy Treats for a good number of years. Her passion for canine nutrition is legendary! She’s also quite handy if your steel marquee is windmilling off in a windstorm by the ocean, but that’s another story. Proper canine nutrition is an area that is far too often misunderstood by people. Here’s some tips from an […]

6 Ways To Make Running With Your Dog Effortless!
6 Ways To Make Running With Your Dog Effortless!

My list of what makes dogs great grows every day. Their enthusiasm for activity is gobsmacking. So just get MOVING with your dog. Let nothing hold you back. Need a push? I’ll take you through some great gear to make running with your mate smoother and more joyful. Run Effortlessly With Your Dog Ok, running effortlessly…  well that’s a […]

5 Canine Personas & The Toys that Make Them Tick
5 Canine Personas & The Toys that Make Them Tick

Is your dog is peering wistfully under that tree dreaming of a new toy? Toys make dogs happy, but even better, the right toy can improve your dog’s behaviour + mental health. There can be real $$$$ to be saved if your dog prefers the toy to say… tearing up the sofa. What does your […]

Fight Back Against Summer Paw Injuries
Fight Back Against Summer Paw Injuries

At this time of year we get SOS calls each day from people needing to prevent painful & expensive paw injuries in their dogs. Usually the paws are already damaged. The Vet’s been paid. The dog is resting & recovering. Walks are at a standstill. People are desperately seeking to escape a repeating cycle of paw issues. We […]

10 Ways To Take Better Care of Your Furry Best Mate
10 Ways To Take Better Care of Your Furry Best Mate

We’re cruising toward that fresh start of a new year. And it’s a busy life! So we thought we’d energise you with some quick tips on making your dog’s life even better.  So here you go.. some great tips in a nutshell from Both Ends Of The Lead.  As dog owners and carers, we all share something in […]

4 People, 9 Camels & 1 Dog Walk From Alice Springs To Adelaide
4 People, 9 Camels & 1 Dog Walk From Alice Springs To Adelaide

Good luck to Angela Parr & the other crusaders in Compassion Camel Caravan, a courageous group of adventurers walking across the continent with an aim to raise money for Swags for the Homeless. Swags for the Homeless is a not-for-profit charity working to provide emergency relief Backpack Beds to every homeless person turned away from a shelter. Angela […]

Solve Your Dog’s Digestive Issues With 8 Inexpensive Herbs
Solve Your Dog's Digestive Issues With 8 Inexpensive Herbs

Poor digestion is the pits. We’ve all been there. A lot of dogs are suffering from it these days. Your life will be considerably less messy & fragrant, shall we say, if your dog is processing foods well. And digestive weakness can be a key factor in all sorts of canine health issues so it’s best […]

6 Safe Alternatives To Toxic Flea & Tick Treatments
6 Safe Alternatives To Toxic Flea & Tick Treatments

Has your dog ever give you feedback when you put a spot of flea & tick treatment on the back of his neck? The feedback I’ve received is pretty clear. This is not a comfortable experience! I can only imagine that putting a chemical strong enough to deter these parasites for a MONTH on my […]

FUN FACT FRIDAY: 8 more interesting dog facts
FUN FACT FRIDAY: 8 more interesting dog facts

Hey there Wagglers! Thanks for another great game of FUN FACT FRIDAY last week. I see that I will have to make my questions a bit trickier next time. Everyone who answered two of them got them correct. Yipes! You guys are clever. Thanks so much to all who participated. Here are all the correct […]

Why you should never throw a stick for your dog
Why you should never throw a stick for your dog

Do you think that dog education classes should be mandatory? I do! And I don’t mean classes for canines. What we really need are classes to educate people aboutdogs. How is it that even people who love dogs with all their hearts, like myself, don’t have the facts straight? Here’s my confession. I was a […]

Get The Skinny on Dog Life Vests
Get The Skinny on Dog Life Vests

Raise your hand if you reckon dogs can swim. Hand up? Well… you would be right! And… well… wrong. Take my dog Pluto. Not only does she swim beautifully, but she took to the water like a pro the very first time we were near a creek. Splash!! In and swimming without a single lesson. […]

Treat your dog’s auto-immune disease naturally
Treat your dog's auto-immune disease naturally

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES ARE BECOMING MORE AND MORE COMMON IN DOGS Just like humans, more and more dogs are getting sick due to auto-immune disorders. What sets these health issues apart is that they are disorders where the body attacks itself. I’m sure you’ve heard of some of them. They include Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, a variety […]

Could your dog’s food be making him sick?
Could your dog’s food be making him sick?

COULD YOUR DOG’S FOOD BE MAKING HIM SICK? The answer is YES! The wrong foods could be making your dog sick with anything from allergies to diabetes to autoimmune disorders to obesity.  Lucky for dogs people are becoming more and more educated about what constitutes a healthy diet for dogs. Find out more in this […]

5 Tips To Promote A Healthy K9 Immune System
5 Tips To Promote A Healthy K9 Immune System

Want less trips to the vet? This is usually something both your dog & you can definitely agree on! My Pluto defies convention and loves nothing more than visits to the vet, but that’s another story. A rock solid immune system is a surefire key to maintaining excellent health. Here are 4 tips from canine […]

How Do You Choose The Right Dog Treats?
How Do You Choose The Right Dog Treats?

What treats should you give your dog? There certainly are a LOT of choices out there. Here’s some more canine dietary insight from small animal nutritionist Alla Keogh. With so so many treats available on the pet food market, sometimes it can be difficult to know which one is right for your pet. Taste, cost, ingredients, […]

Is Kibble The Ideal Food For Your Dog? Think Again.
Is Kibble The Ideal Food For Your Dog? Think Again.

It seems crazy to me now, but I was brought up with the idea that feeding dogs was a simple matter requiring a bag of kibble and a bowl.  They really have us fooled. I mean how could I believe it made sense that people require such a wide variety of foods & nutrients while […]

Mini Foxie Makes 800 km Pilgrimage Across Europe
Mini Foxie Makes 800 km Pilgrimage Across Europe

Meet Indy, a brave Mini Foxie who’s off on a BIG ADVENTURE. She’s headed to the Camino de Santiago which runs 800 km from France to Spain. This is the famous pilgrimage which features in Paulo Coelho’s book The Pilgrimage. The book is pure magic and I’m sure Indy’s trip will be no less than […]