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How to Clip Your Dog's Nails

How to Clip Your Dog's Nails

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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. 
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Keeping Your Dog's Teeth Free From Gum Disease

Keeping Your Dog's Teeth Free From Gum Disease

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Did you know that gum disease is the number one cause of poor dental health in both humans, and our furry friends? But, periodontitis occurs fives times more often in dogs than in humans due to dogs saliva being more basic as well as the lack of daily brushing. In this short clips with our friends at Pooches at Play, Dr. Melissa explains how you can spot the symptoms and keep your dog's teeth free from gum disease.
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Top Tips for Communicating with and Training a Deaf Dog

Top Tips for Communicating with and Training a Deaf Dog

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Some puppies are born deaf and other dogs can go deaf from a variety of causes, from chronic ear infections or injuries to drug toxicity and, just like us, old age. Often people think that a deaf dog will have behavioural problems or will be too hard to train. But that’s simply not the case, you absolutely can train a deaf dog just as well as a hearing dog, the only difference is that you use hand signals instead of verbal commands. In this short clip with our friends at Pooches at Play, Lara catches up with Judy Small who appears in this episode with her deaf dog, Chance, to hear her top tips for communicating with and training a deaf dog.
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Blood Infections and UTI’s in Dogs

Blood Infections and UTI’s in Dogs

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Cystitis and urinary tract infections, also known as UTI, not only affect us humans, but dogs can also suffer from these when their bladder becomes inflamed from infections, stones, or polyps and It's so important to get these checked out as soon as symptoms present themselves. In this short clip with our friends at Pooches at Play, Dr. Melissa explains the symptoms to look out for and the the treatment options available.
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Introducing our New HIF Member App

Introducing our New HIF Member App

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Did you know there's a new and improved HIF Member app? Replacing our previous SmartClaim app, we’ve now made it even easier to make a claim and access your membership info, policy details and claims history all in one place. It’s just one more way we’re making a ‘hifference’ for our Members.
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Applying for HIF Pet Insurance

Applying for HIF Pet Insurance

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Did you know with HIF Pet Insurance, you can choose the percentage you’d like to receive back on any of our three levels of cover? Plus, you’ll also receive continuous cover for your pet regardless of their age or claims history. In this short clip with our friends at Pooches at Play, Lara and Gyton chat through the importance of insuring your pooch and how quick and easy it is to sign up for HIF Pet.
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Perth Wildcats Stay Healthy With HIF

Perth Wildcats Stay Healthy With HIF

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HIF and the Perth Wildcats are pleased to announce a renewed three-year partnership, following the success of our work together over the past five years. Perth Wildcats chief executive officer Troy Georgiu said this week, “Having partners closely aligned to the Perth Wildcats culture and its values is extremely important. Like the Wildcats, HIF is a very proud and highly successful Western Australian brand and one that is committed to looking after and rewarding its members, this demonstration of loyalty and long term commitment is a testament to the strength of our relationship and one that we are very grateful for.”
 
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Can Dogs Donate Blood?

Can Dogs Donate Blood?

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Do you know about the need for donated blood for our dogs? Vets often rely on staff pets or a willing client to donate blood which can put a lot of pressure on an animal to act as a donor, especially when they are not always the best candidate for blood donation (due to age, size, recently having donated blood etc). By increasing donor lists at pet blood banks and also at general practice clinics, the demand for blood can be shared around which is better for everyone." In this short clip with our friends at Pooches at Play, Lara catches up with veterinary nurse, Bella to hear all about the Blood Hound Donor Campaign.
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Blood Hound Donor Campaign

Blood Hound Donor Campaign

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Do you know about the need for donated blood for our dogs? According to our friends at Pooches at Play and veterinary nurse, Bella, "The need for a dog to have a blood transfusion can be caused from a surprisingly large number of medical conditions. This could be from severe anaemia to a traumatic injury, immune illnesses to poisoning and many other things in between! Vets often rely on staff pets or a willing client to donate blood which can put a lot of pressure on an animal to act as a donor, especially when they are not always the best candidate for blood donation (due to age, size, recently having donated blood etc). By increasing donor lists at pet blood banks and also at general practice clinics, the demand for blood can be shared around which is better for everyone." In this post, Bella talks us through the important process for canine blood donation. 
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