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s you can see on this edition’s cover, we have now reached the 50,000 copies mark! This is quite an achievement but what’s even more exciting is that feedback tells us Your Pet Magazine is shared among several readers in pet shops, vet clinics, grooming salons, animal shelters and hospitals, pet shows, aquariums, offices, businesses and households, meaning that we now have a readership of up to 185,000! Your Pet is going through an exciting growth spurt as demand for the magazine grows around the country. As pet businesses discover Your Pet — and that it’s free to pet lovers — they are increasing demand for the magazine. So much so that we expect a readership of up to 222,000 from our Summer edition. This is a great achievement and we are proud of the contribution we are making in informing — and entertaining — pet lovers about living with their companion animals and responsible pet ownership. This also marks the tenth edition and with this milestone we are excited to announce that renowned fish vet Dr Richmond Loh joins the team as a contributor to our ‘in the tank’ section. There are an estimated 20 million pet fish in Australia and we know that aquarists will look forward to Dr Loh’s regular columns. To meet Dr Loh go to page 24. Now that winter is well and truly here, it’s important to keep an eye on your pet for any signs of discomfort that the colder weather brings. Our guest vet Dr Carl Milford provides advice on caring for your pet over the coming months and answers readers’ questions about their animal’s health and behaviour. Of course, this is the time of year where, those who are inclined, can indulge in the pampering side of pet ownership. There are some gorgeous outfits available to help keep our pooches warm and cosy — and to ensure there are no excuses for not taking regular winter walks. I must admit that we have had some ‘canine couture’ underway in our household. Stephen’s mother recently sent Miffy and Bonny some matching winter outfits and while playing ‘dress ups’ I started thinking about how our mum often dressed my sisters Sally, Carolyn and Leanne, and me, in matching outfits when we were very young. Sally has since confessed that she quite liked the look whereas I loathed it. As far as I was concerned, we were different personalities with individual tastes and styles. But in true form, I am now mirroring my mother’s habits, as demonstrated in the photo. This is despite the fact that, although Miffy and Bonny are sisters and true to the characteristics of the breed, they each display their own behaviours. Is this due to their personalities? You will have to read ‘the dog house’ to find out. ®

Enjoy your pet – Janice Holland For more great content visit our website at

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Features The Dog House . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Fish face. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Understanding your dog’s personality

Photographer David Doubilet’s underwater portraits

Bird talk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Cat chat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Bird boarding takes flight

Dr Katrina talks about cats and babies

In the tank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Meet Dr Richmond Loh, aka The Fish Vet

Regulars Bites. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Letters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Pet Cam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Good Petiquette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Petarazzi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Pet Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Competition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Ask our vet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Your pet photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pet Reads. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Job Profile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Menagerie Products & Services Guide. . . . . . End Tale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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About Your Pet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Published by Your Pet Magazine Pty Ltd © 2007 PO Box 451 Coorparoo Qld 4151 Ph: 07 3394 1607 Fax: 07 3394 1661 ABN: 53 111 899 953 www.yourpetmagazine.com.au Managing Editor Janice Holland. Letters to the editor are welcome. Please include the full name and address of the writer. Your Pet Magazine has the right to edit and reproduce letters and questions received. Advertising Manager Fiona Cootes sales@yourpetmagazine.com.au Designer Lachlan Alexander artwork@yourpetmagazine.com.au Veterinary Advice askourvet@yourpetmagazine.com.au, Dr Ed Layt www.greencrossvet.com.au, Dr Cam Day www.pethealth.com.au, Dr Katrina Warren www.drkatrina.com, Dr Richmond Loh thefishvet@gmail.com Good Petiquette Miffy Bruel Distribution and home delivery enquiries info@yourpetmagazine.com.au www.yourpetmagazine.com.au



Your Pet Magazine issue 10  

YPM issue 10 2007. Devoted to pets and their owners.

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