August 2017

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The HIF Dog 'n' Health Games and the Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

The HIF Dog 'n' Health Games and the Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

HIF Australia
Dogs are not only loving and loyal, they also have a positive impact on our health. And research backs up most of what we already knew – they make us feel happier too, and they’re considered a very important part of the family. In this short clip, Lara Shannon catches up with HIF Executive Manager Anne Humphrey to discuss how the HIF Dog 'n' Health Games helps to highlight the health benefits of owning a dog.
Category:Pet Care
The Ins and Outs of Pet Insurance For Older Dogs

The Ins and Outs of Pet Insurance For Older Dogs

HIF Australia
Did you know that it's possible to purchase pet insurance for older dogs? Finding the right cover for our fur-kids can be hard to find (especially if they're nine years or older), but thankfully there are options available with 'HIF Pet'. In this article, money and insurance expert, Bessie Hassan discusses the ins and outs of pet insurance for older dogs. 
Category:Pet Care
Foods to Keep You Cool During Pregnancy

Foods to Keep You Cool During Pregnancy

Tammy George
Once you find out you’re pregnant, you count eight months ahead to find out your due date. You want to know if your baby might share a birthday with a family member or friend but you also want to know what month it will be when you’re full-term. You might cringe at the thought of being heavily pregnant during the height of summer, but there are some things you can do to keep you cool.
Going into Labour

Going into Labour

Tammy George
It doesn’t matter if it’s your first or your fifth time, the thought of going into labour can be a daunting one. Just as every pregnancy can be different so can every labour. If it is your second or subsequent labour, you will have a good idea of what to expect, but you may also have an expectation that it will be the same as last time and that’s often not the case. Each labour can be easier or harder than the last for no reason.
Joint and Ligament Injuries in Dogs

Joint and Ligament Injuries in Dogs

HIF Australia
Just like humans, our pooches are prone to joint and ligament issues. According to Veterinary expert, Dr. Melissa Meehan, "If left untreated, they can cause permanent problems that will affect their overall happiness". In this short clip, Dr. Melissa and Dr. Chris Preston discuss the most commonly found joint injuries and the possible consequences they could have on our pets.
Category:Pet Care
Ingestion of Foreign Bodies in Dogs

Ingestion of Foreign Bodies in Dogs

HIF Australia
We all know that dogs love to chew on items such as bones, socks, clothing or small toys. Thankfully, it's usually harmless fun; but according to Dr Melissa Meehan, "You'd be surprised at how many dogs end up in the emergency room with something that can't be digested, stuck in their intestine". In this short clip, Dr. Melissa Meehan talks to Veterinarian expert, Dr Chris Preston to discuss the most common foreign objects digested and the possible consequences for our pets.
Category:Pet Care
How to Keep Busy After a Stay in Hospital

How to Keep Busy After a Stay in Hospital

Tammy George
After an operation or stay in hospital, the recovery time at home can feel like it drags on forever. Patients often look forward to getting home and having time to themselves, but they don’t consider their limited mobility, pain or fatigue, making it harder to do some of the things they had planned. Here are a few suggestions for activities you can do to keep you busy and stop the boredom.
How Kindness Can Improve Your Mental Health and Happiness

How Kindness Can Improve Your Mental Health and Happiness

Dr. Happy

Did you know that being kind is associated with being happier; having a healthier heart; ageing more slowly and having better quality relationships? According to Dr. Happy, "The positive emotion we experience as a result of just selfishly pursuing what’s best for us doesn’t go deep and it doesn’t last long. In contrast, one of the most significant contributors to genuine, lasting happiness is connecting with others. The quality (and to a lesser extent the number) of our relationships indubitably reflects the quality of our lives; including the extent to which we enjoy satisfaction and contentment." In this post, Dr. Happy explains why loneliness and isolation are major contributors to poor mental health and offers his top tips on how to enjoy a healthier and happier life.

Category:Mental Health
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