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Four Things You Need to Know About Private Health Insurance and Pregnancy

Four Things You Need to Know About Private Health Insurance and Pregnancy

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Are you planning on getting pregnant soon? If you've answered yes - congratulations, how exciting! Now may be the time to start thinking about private health insurance, both for the peace of mind that you’ll be covered if anything goes wrong, but also to ensure that you have the most comfortable pregnancy possible. Whether you’re taking out a policy that offers pregnancy cover or you’re looking to switch to a family policy, private health insurance is worth looking into as soon as you decide to start a family. In this article, money and insurance expert, Bessie Hassan from finder.com.au explains the things you need to know about private health insurance and pregnancy.
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Are Our Pets Really Family?

Are Our Pets Really Family?

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Over the past few years, humans and dogs have become so close they’re now considered family. This means that we’re now spending significantly more on them than ever before, as we align their lifestyles more closely to ours. In this short clip, Animal Advocate, Lara Shannon speaks to Veterinarian expert, Dr Kate Lindsey of Kalmpets and Livin representative Michelle Goff to discuss the special relationship we have with our fur-kids and the important role they can play in assisting with anxiety, depression and even post traumatic stress disorder.
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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

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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.
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The Ins and Outs of Pet Insurance For Older Dogs

The Ins and Outs of Pet Insurance For Older Dogs

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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. 
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Joint and Ligament Injuries in Dogs

Joint and Ligament Injuries in Dogs

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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.
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Ingestion of Foreign Bodies in Dogs

Ingestion of Foreign Bodies in Dogs

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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.
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Road Accidents and Trauma

Road Accidents and Trauma

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We all know that it's natural for our pooches to be terrified of loud noises such as fireworks or thunderstorms. Regrettably though, these sounds can cause them to become anxious or afraid; even worse they can indirectly pose a risk by causing them to run away. In this short clip, Veterinary experts, Dr Melissa Meehan and Dr Chris Preston discuss the various steps we can take to ensure our pets feel safe, secure and most importantly protected when these situations occur.
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Breed Specific Ailments

Breed Specific Ailments

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Have you ever wondered why some breeds of dog are more prone to certain medical conditions than others? In this short clip from our friends at Pooches at Play, Dr Melissa discusses the different ailments associated with breeds like pugs, cavaliers, staffies, daxons and labradors and offers her advice on how to protect our fur-kid's health. 
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Symptoms of Canine Cancer

Symptoms of Canine Cancer

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With our pets now living longer, the chances of getting cancer are at all-time high. But did you know that many cancers can be detected through physical examination? In this short video Dr. Melissa Meehan, Veterinary Surgeon discusses the symptoms we need to be aware of and the importance of yearly vet checks.
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