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December 2010 Newsletter


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Our recipe this month will have your dog's mouth watering it's Magic Doggie Cookies! And keeping up that theme, our site of the month is Keri's Kookies - delicious, healthy, home made dog cookies, baked in honour of a beautiful black Labrador (Keri) who sadly passed away on November 27 after a short illness. You must check out this site! And did you know your dog recognises your face more than your scent? Plus, check out the latest hilarious dog book written from a Dog's Perspective. And the best part - you name your own price!! Plus a portion of all sales is donated to dog rescue organisations. Could be a great last minute Christmas gift for someone!

november 2010 Newsletter


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If your dog is not a big fan of dry dog food, try tempting them by adding some of our healthy chicken gravy - this month's Recipe. We also have some great articles on dogs and children, and an interesting report on dogs with anxiety. And don't miss the heartwarming story of the dog who wouldn't die! Our Book of the Month this month is from Jeffery Masson, best selling author of When Elephants Weep. It's called The Dog Who Couldn't Stop Loving, and examines the far-reaching consequences of the co-evolution of dogs and humans.

October 2010 Newsletter


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Our recipe this month comes from Kolchak's Recipes (a great recipe site featured in our site of the month section) - a delicious carrot & pumpkin recipe called Atlas's Autumn Golds. We also have a feature on Steve who creates the most amazing animal mosaics made up of 8000 individual photos - truly amazing! And there's a very thought provoking article on commercial dog food. As well as our usual Fun Stuff and Weird & Wonderful sections.

September 2010 Newsletter


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Our recipe this month is for Gouloush, a hearty dish that can be frozen and rethawed. And we have some interesting articles this month, including looking at how cats & dogs interact, and meet the winner of the Annual Hambone award! We've introduced a new section - dog site of the month; and this month's dog site is Shiloh's Space. Plus we have a great article on dogs & ticks.

July/August 2010 Newsletter


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Our recipe this month is for Yummy Mince - a tasty treat for both cats and dogs. We have the wonderful apocryphal tale of Reggie, and our usual Fun Stuff and Weird & Wonderful sections. We also look at the latest views on dog training - is it time to revisit the Alpha Dog training model? And we also look at whether dogs and cats really dream (I won't spoil it for you!).

May 2010 Newsletter


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Our recipe this month is for Pumpkin & Cheese muffins – a very special treat for your very special friend. We also look at the new recommendation by the FDA regarding feeding your dog bones – is it OK, or is it unsafe? And we have more stories about dog's helping us, including how dog slobber could help cure cancer, and dogs helping cardiac patients recover. And of course we have our Fun Stuff and Weird and Wonderful stories too (don't miss the pot bellied pig orphan – too cute!).

April 2010 Newsletter


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Our recipe this month is for Puppy Meatballs - and like most of our recipes they're good enough for humans to eat! We also have some great information about all natural flea and tick control for dogs using essential oils. They are safer, cheaper, and more effective in the long run than using harmful chemicals. And we have some interesting stories about dogs helping war veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and a look at the similarities and differences between our domestic companions and wild dogs. All in all, a fascinating read!

march 2010 Newsletter


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If you've ever had a pet with weight loss problems (as we did recently with our cat who went missing for 5 days), you'll love our recipe this month for Weight-On Meatballs - and yes - the cat loved them! We also have a tribute to Daddy, Cesar Millan's long time companion and rehabilitation dog who passed away last month. And some fascinating articles from the world of science giving us a greater insight into our pets. And we have a great suggestion for how to set up and install a cheap home security system in our Fun Stuff section!

february 2010 Newsletter


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In our first newsletter for 2010 we've got a great recipe for your four legged friend – Beef and Rice Stew. We give you a run down on the top dogs in 2009, and a great story on the amazing work done by rescue dogs in Haiti. We also have a book focus this month, with a wonderful program running in the US – Reading with Rover. And a great book – How to Teach Your Dog Physics. And of course we have our Fun Stuff and Weird & Wonderful Stories too.

December 2009 Newsletter


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In our special Christmas edition we've got lots of stuff for you to make for your dog including great Christmas presents and dog treats. We also look at the heart-warming story of Sabi, and Australian sniffer dog lost in Afghanistan for 14 months, but just recently found. And we've got a great new Christmas Carol for you – Walking in a Doggie Wonderland.

November 2009 Newsletter


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This month we look at bringing home a new puppy and what you can do to make it less stressful. We also look at what you can do to enrich your dog's life for those times when it's home alone! In our Fun Stuff section, we look at some possible crossbeeds, and you won't believe what's happened to Barbie's Ken in our Weird & Wonderful section.

October 2009 Newsletter


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Our recipe this month is for Magic Doggie Biscuits - I guarantee your pal will love these! In our feature stories this month we look at Psychiatric Service Dogs, composting dog poop, the benefits of desexing, and a new cancer drug approved for use on dogs. And of course we have our fun stuff and our Weird & Wonderful Dog stories too.

September 2009 Newsletter


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Our recipe this month is for a Yoghurt Treat – good enough to eat yourself! And we have a great follow up article on our story last month on canine intelligence. And don't miss our story on the new options for dogs who are scared of thunder! And of course we have our fun stuff and our Weird & Wonderful Dog stories too.

august 2009 Newsletter


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Our recipe this month is for Chicken Stew, one of Hamish's favourites (and the cats don't mind it either!). And you'll want your dog to take the Doggie IQ test – how smart is your best friend? We've also got some interesting articles about dog training and "punishment" – what's the best way to train your dog out of bad habits? We also have a story on what to do when even the Dog Whisperer can't help. And of course we have our fun stuff and our Weird & Wonderful Dog stories too.

July 2009 Newsletter


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We have some great stories this month including one about Molly who survived Hurricane Katrina. We also tell you the 10 things you must teach your puppy before it is a year old, and learn how dogs are helping us to fight cancer.

June 2009 Newsletter


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We have a fascinating article this month on dog emotions - scientists are finally starting to catch up to us pet owners! And in our regular health section we have stories about dental decay prevention, and the risks of obesity for you AND your dog. And we have a hilarious doggie dictionary in our Fun Stuff Section.

May 2009 Newsletter


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Our recipe this month will get your dog;s coat gleaming. And our health articles this month deal with swine flu (can your dog get it?) and looking after older dogs. And in our Weird & Wonderful section, read about the dog who survived for 4 months on a deserted island.

April 2009 Newsletter


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With Easter coming up, we've included a timely reminder about the dangers of feeding dog's chocolate. We also have an excerpt from Bad Dogs Have More Fun by the author of Marley and Me. And we have a great story about our service dogs serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the story of the amazing bionic dog who got a permanent leg implant. And finally, our recipe this month is for chicken stew – yum!   

march 2009 Newsletter


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This month we have a heartbreaking story about animal cruelty, and how you can help! Plus we bring you some updates on the Victorian bushfires and how that has affected both our Australian native wildlife, and our precious pets. We also let you in on what your dog's pet peeves are about you! Plus in our weird & wonderful section this month learn how domesticated dogs are helping the wolf to adapt and survive.

february 2009 Newsletter


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This month we have an article on canine obesity – how to recognise it and what to do about it. And in keeping with this theme, our recipe this month is for a low calorie stew. We've got an update from the American Kennel Club on the most popular dog breeds of 2008, as well as a look at the most popular, and most unusual, dog names of 2008. And if you have a long haired dog who sheds a lot of fur, don't miss our article on reusing that shed fur!  Plus in our weird & wonderful section this month, meet the dog thief of Utah who stole his own Christmas present.

December 2008 Newsletter


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Our recipe this month is for a special Christmas treat - Dr Harry's canine cookies. We've also got the sequel to our story last month - An Interview at the Dog Pound written by Sally Hull. We've also got another story from Sally called Valour. And we've got some great fun stuff for Christmas - dog jokes, some special Christmas carols, and Doggie Ten Commandments. We've also got a feature on how to help your dog have a happy Christmas.

November 2008 Newsletter


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Our recipe this month is for chicken doughnut biscuits - a healthy homemade treat for your best friend. We've also got a very moving story for you written by Sally Hull - An Interview at the Dog Pound. There's an update on our report last month on Dog Breeding and an alarming report of a dangerous dog toy. Plus in our weird & wonderful section this month, meet the dog who was rescued a mile out to sea, and the one still looking for his owner in Japan.

October 2008 Newsletter


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We've got Beef Stir Fry as our recipe this month - it's good enough for you to eat! We've also got a report on 2 Dogs 2000 Miles, a heart warming story of a man and his 2 dogs who are walking 2000 miles to raise money for canine cancer research. There's also a report on Dog Breeding - have we gone too far? And don't forget to check out our recommended products for the month - both Award winners! Plus lots more.

September 2008 Newsletter


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Our focus this month is on all natural dog health and nutrition. You'll find some great tips and recipes for holistic treatments and food for your dog. Plus a great story on some people who are doing their bit to help rehabilitate the reputation of pit bulls. And have you signed your pooch up to DoggySpace yet??

August 2008 Newsletter


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Our recipe this month is for healthy dog treats and biscuits. We also have an article from AVMA on how to avoid being bitten by a dog. We also continue our medical theme from last month with information about the Dog Genome Project, and an inspiring story about the new breed of Assistance Dogs. And in our Weird & Wonderful section this month we have the Crow who thinks he's a dog, and the dog who adopted 3 tiger cubs!

July 2008 Newsletter


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Our recipe this month is for wheatless tuna biscuits - a healthy alternative for your pooch. We also have an article on how to firework-proof your dog (with the July 4 celebrations imminent in the US), and how to stop your dog eating poop. And don't miss our great article on Dr Richard Pitcairn, the author of Natural Health for Dogs & Cats. And in our Weird & Wonderful section this month we have surfing dogs and super power canines!

June 2008 Newsletter


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This month our recipe is Grrrrisotto! We also have some great stories about a new Aussie dog beer, and all about Dr Marty Goldstein, a truly inspirational vet. And can your dog read your mind? It seems some can, and we have two great articles dealing with how our pets think, as well as two heartwarming stories about dogs who were saved from almost certain death. It's a great read this month!

May 2008 Newsletter


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This month our recipe is Beef & Greens Pasta. We also have some great tips for you on bringing home a new adult dog (which can be trickier than settling in a new puppy) and how to stop your puppy chewing. We also look at lick granuloma in dogs (a very common problem), and whether you should feed your dog a raw diet.

April 2008 Newsletter


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This month our recipe is for you, not your pooch. We've got a recipe for yummy hazelnut and blueberry friands ..... mmmm!! We also have a great article on the psychology of animals - very thought provoking. And, of course, lots more tips - from how to stop your dog pulling on the leash, to getting your dog to enjoy bathtime, to how to stop your dog from nipping or playbiting. And we highlight a canine hero in our Weird & Wonderful section.

March 2008 Newsletter


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We have a delicious Tuna Casserole as our featured recipe this month, and some more great articles for you. We tell how to Stop Your Dog From Jumping On You, How To Build a Dog House, and explain why Some Dogs Are Just Anti-Social. We also have an alarming report on what's really in that canned dog food entitled It's a Dog Eat Dog World - Literally. And you musnt't miss the heartwarming story about the 2 legged dog in our Weird & Wonderful Section.

February 2008 Newsletter


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Our recipe this month is for Diet Beef Mash for our portly pals, and we also have a great article on Foods That Kill - you'll be surprised just how many common foods are toxic for your dog! We also have great articles on How to Puppy Proof Your Home, and one to advise you on How Much Exercise Your Dog Needs. We also have a report from the American Kennel Club on The Favourite Dog Breeds of 2007. We also have our Weird & Wonderful section, including the shocking tale of the dog who was attacked by a tiger!

Christmas 2007 Newsletter


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This newsletter contains a yummy recipe for Christmas Treats for your favourite pooch, some Christmas poems about our four legged friends, and some great articles, including the Top 10 Signs You Are A Dog Lover, and How to Keep Your Dog Safe over the Holidays. We also have perfect gift ideas for your best friend.

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