How to Clip Your Dog's Nails

How to Clip Your Dog's Nails

With many of our dogs living mostly indoors and only walking short distances, our dog’s nails are not naturally being worn away. Many dog owners are nervous at the idea of trimming their dog’s nails, but according to Veterinary surgeon, Dr Melissa Meehan, all it takes is a little preparation and patience. In this short clip with our friends at Pooches at Play, Melissa shares her tops tips on the best way to trim your dog’s nails in between grooming. 
Category:Pet Care
Mental Health in the Workplace

Mental Health in the Workplace

Did you know that approximately 1 in 4 or 5 people will experience an episode of mental illness each year? According to psychologist Dr. Happy, “thankfully these days no one needs any excuse or special occasion to discuss the important and global issue of mental health. Every workplace and every team can be affected by mental health and every team leader needs to have an understanding of how to recognise warning signs and how to respond appropriately”. In this article, Dr. Happy shares his expert advice on managing mental health in the workplace.

Category:Mental Health
Knowing When to Seek Urgent Medical Attention For Your Child

Knowing When to Seek Urgent Medical Attention For Your Child

We know kids are resilient, but there may be a time when, as a parent you might find yourself heading to the emergency department (ED). According to heart and lung surgeon Dr. Nikki Stamp, “when it comes to kids, the general rules for heading to the ED include being particularly lethargic, not drinking or weeing much, looking particularly pale or dusky, as well as your own worry.” In this article, Dr. Nikki provides her expert advice on the specific signs you need to be aware of.

What is gingivitis?

What is gingivitis?

Have your gums ever bled during a scale and clean or even when brushing? There’s a good chance it was gingivitis! According to dental health expert and HIF blogger Dr. Emma, “Well over 90% of the population has experienced some degree of gingivitis”. In this article, Dr. Emma explains what gingivitis is, what causes it and why we should have regular scale and cleans.

Category:Dental Health
The Mental Health Benefits of Reading

The Mental Health Benefits of Reading

Want to boost your mental health, enhance your brain functioning or even improve your sleep? Well we have some great news for you! According to Mental Health expert and HIF blogger, Dr. Happy, “It’s as simple as reading! Reading can protect your brain against decline. You’ve probably heard the age-old saying, “use it or lose” it, and this is just as true for your brain as it is for other parts of your body.” In this article, Dr. Happy shares his advice on the benefits of picking up a good book and turning the pages.

Category:Mental Health
How to Stop your Dog from Jumping Up

How to Stop your Dog from Jumping Up

Did you know that jumping up is the most common behaviour problem for dogs? According to animal behaviourist, Laura V, “the pushing, the knocking over and just the outright annoyance, jumping up is a behaviour that only gets worse, and generally never disappears unless it is managed consistently.” In her latest article for HIF, Laura shares her expert advice to curb this behaviour.

Category:Pet Care
Women’s Hearts and Pregnancy

Women’s Hearts and Pregnancy

Did you know heart disease kills more women than cancer, nearly three times as many women as breast cancer? According to heart and lung surgeon, Dr. Nikki Stamp, "Pregnancy is seen as the ultimate ‘stress test’ for a woman’s heart. This year, as part of June’s ‘Making the Invisible Visible’ campaign run by the Heart Foundation we’re raising awareness around the changes to a woman’s heart during and after pregnancy." In her latest article for HIF, Nikki shares her expert advice on how to keep your heart healthy.

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