Pets

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  • Farting Dogs

    Flatulence in dogs is a common problem. Burke’s Backyard vet, Dr Chris Brown, said it’s often caused by cheap diets... read more
  • Washing Dogs

    Dr Chris Brown discussed some little known facts about washing dogs. He also had some tips to make bath time... read more
  • Tropical Fish

    Breed: tropical fish Temperament: varies from passive to aggressive Cost: $1-$1000 (per fish) Lifespan: 6 months to 15 years Maintenance:... read more
  • Kinky the Cat

    Kinky the Cat was entered in The Great Aussie Pet Competition (2004). She was the runner up in Category 5... read more
  • Newfoundland

    Breed: Newfoundland  Temperament: placid, affectionate and eager to please  Cost: from $1000  Lifespan: 10-12 years  Maintenance: high  Recommended for: large... read more
  • Building Exercise into Your Life

    Nutrition Scientist, Joanna MacMillan-Price, recommended building some activity into your life every day. That way you’ll soon be much more... read more
  • Feeding Native Birds

    Recent research in the United Kingdom, United States of America and Australia shows that gardens are critically important for the... read more
  • Scorpion

    Breed: Australian Scorpions Temperament: varies according to species Cost: $40-$70 each, $150-$200 set up Lifespan: 2-4 years Maintenance: low Recommended for: over 18s, insect enthusiasts It’s... read more
  • Wiltipoll Sheep

    Breed: Wiltshire Poll Sheep   Temperament: docile  Cost: $200 (pet) $600 (breeding)  Lifespan: 10 years  Maintenance: low  Recommended for: semi-rural settings  ... read more
  • Pet Allergies

    25% of pets are affected by allergies, which can make their lives uncomfortable and miserable. Dr. Chris Brown discussed why... read more
  • Australian Mist Cats

      Breed: Australian Mist Temperament: intelligent, friendly Cost: around $450 Lifespan: average 12 years Maintenance: low Recommended for: most everyone – families, singles and elderly History... read more
  • Flea Control

    Pet owners don’t like to admit that their dogs and cats have fleas. In fact, fleas can be very hard... read more