What’s On: Take the lead with Guide Dogs Victoria on International Guide Dog Day

“Across the globe it’s been reported that attacks from off-lead pet dogs is one of the main reasons for the premature retirement of Guide Dogs. The consequences of attacks on Guide Dogs includes the loss of mobility for handlers when the attack occurs, vulnerability to injury by the attacking dog for Guide Dogs and handlers, as well as the inability of Guide Dogs to defend themselves because they are harnessed and leashed. The seemingly small act of keeping your pet dog on a lead can play a huge role in securing the safety of Guide Dogs and the independence of … Continue reading

Doggie Dentist: How to Keep Your Dog in Perfect Dental Health


We humans tend to be pretty good when it comes to looking after our own teeth. Most of us make sure to brush regularly, to avoid food products that might damage our teeth, to check up with our dentist fairly regularly and keep a watchful eye out for any signs of dental damage. Well, for dog owners out there, your set of teeth isn’t the only one you should be worrying about. That’s right, you’re also responsible for keeping track of your pet’s dental hygiene. Just like us, dogs can suffer from a number of dental problems, problems that cause … Continue reading

What’s On: Every Greyhound has a Story


Last night JB and I attended the launch of Greyhound Adoption Program Victoria’s ‘Every Greyhound has a Story’ photography exhibition at 524 Flinders in Melbourne. ‘Every Greyhound Has a Story’ is the first ever photographic exhibition tracing the greyhound’s journey from track to home, featuring the work of renowned Australian photographer Josh Robenstone. Each greyhound photographed has passed through the Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP), a program run by Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) dedicated to finding homes for greyhounds that are retired from, or not suitable for, racing. Josh is an extremely talented photographer and the exhibitions encapsulates the beauty of … Continue reading

What’s on: Project Pooch hits NSW and QLD


The ultimate free play-date for your dog! Dogs love nothing more than being let off the lead to roam free around parks and the bush mingling with other dogs. However, there are some risks involved in the form of parasites such as ticks that may be lurking on shrubs and leaves and attack your canine companion. The Project Pooch Protect free dog show will also give canine companions a perfect day out! This special day for you and your pooch will be the highlight of your dog’s social calendar with fun, free activities: Zone 1 – The Advantix Clean & … Continue reading

The Sprocket Pupdate: Meet @JB_AU and Sprocket


Meet Sprocket – the newest member of our family. He’s a 7 month old Terrier cross (We’re not sure what’s in the mix!) adopted puppy from Melbourne’s The Lost Dogs’ Home. Follow along as I share his and my story as a new dog owner learning how to raise a healthy and happy little dog. I’ll also be doing regular updates on JOY 94.9′s Pets-A-Loud about my experiences and what I learn along the way. First impressions The moment one of the staff at The Lost Dogs’ Home introduced me to and handed me Sprocket’s lead the cheeky little boy … Continue reading

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