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Our Dog Was Our Ring Bearer: My Top 5 Wedding Dog Tips

Early next month, my husband and I will celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary. Looking back on the big day, I have so many fond memories, but one of my fondest memories was having our dog Poppy at the ceremony. Yes, people thought we were crazy for having a dog at a wedding, but we would have been crazy not to as the day wouldn’t have been complete without our four legged fur child in attendance. Read more…

FLEAS: How I Eliminated Them Naturally

Disaster struck our household recently…. I discovered 2 fleas on Poppy.

Now, if there is one thing that sends me into a mad panic it’s the idea of a flea infestation in my home and on the dogs. So after spotting the little jumping creatures of doom I went into disaster response team mode, complete with HAZMAT suit and breathing apparatus (slight exaggeration but you get the picture).

Wherever possible I try to minimise exposure to unnecessary toxins and potentially harmful treatments and chemicals. Over the years I have tried numerous natural flea treatments with varying degrees of success. This time though I went in all guns blazing.

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Deer Antler Chews – Are They Safe For Your Dog?

A sad, sore and miserable dog with a broken tooth, a nice big vet bill and much colourful language later, I learnt the hard way that perhaps deer antler chews are not the safe and natural chew toy alternative I had initially thought.

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What’s Really Inside Dog Toothpaste

Late last year I was lucky enough to attend the Masterchops Canine Health and Nutrition Seminar in Melbourne, Australia. It was hosted by Phivo “The Dog Health Guy”, and at the risk of sounding like a complete nutter – it was SERIOUSLY one of the best days of my life! Read more…



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Poppy was adopted from a Sydney pound when she was almost 1.5 years old. She was picked up as a stray, and although notified, her owners never went to collect her.

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