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Better Homes and Gardens offers viewers a practical and easy guide to creating great food, a beautiful garden and a warm and friendly home. Join presenter Johanna Griggs and established team of experts – Graham Ross (Horticulturalist), Dr Harry Cooper (Vet), Rob Palmer (DIY), Ed Halmagyi (Fast Food presenter), Jason Hodges (landscaper), Karen Martini (food presenter) and Tara Dennis (interior expert) – and see the homes and gardens come alive. Each episode is packed full of inspirational ideas and achievable decorating, DIY, craft, food and gardening projects. It’s all about better living.

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Posted by Nicole2517 •9d ago • Report
Hi Dr Harry,

Please can you help me and my cat who we adopted about 18months ago.

She has Pica I think and eats everything she's not supposed too. She has had 3 Laparotomies in 1 year to remove foreign bodies and I don't know what to do. So far she has eaten, plastic toy clothes, batteries, dried plasticine, toy car tyres, Shopkins toys, rocks and she has even eaten all the rubber door stops in the house.

It is proving very costly each time she does this and I really don't know what to do. All the kids toys are locked up in their rooms but I don't know what else I can do.

Please can you help us Dr Harry.
Posted by Lauren1659 •10d ago • Report
I used to get your tv show in Victoria, BC, Canada, Dr. Harry, but haven't for a long time now. It's taken me a long time to figure out where to send you a message to say I MISS you & thankyou for all you do/have done for critters! Looking for you today I learned of your daughter's passing.. in a fair world you would be immune to losing your own loves as there must be an extra cruel layer of pain when you've saved so many lives but can't save one you love. I'd meant to send thanks & hugs, I add my heart & personal grief that you should suffer loss after making my heart soar with every life you've saved or bettered. Hugs.
Posted by Ky8 •16d ago • Report
Hi Dr harry!
Was wondering if you could teach me alternative techniques if ant reason there is access to a CD player o play babykate's special CD that I have to help with storms, thunder,anxiety etc. She'll be 11years may 30th and is getting better when CD is playing. Also she has panic attacks if she can't see me or thinks I've left her (started when my mother looked after her for a week during my first week working at apollo bay, she now come to work, and everywhere)
If you would like to see Kate before in person she has Facebook- Babykate Reeves.

I'm also your possible BIGGEST fan, memories of watch Harry's practice with my former cat/solemate Fluffy sitting up in my lap having shoulder massages.

Thank you for your time.

Ky reeves.
Posted by Laura1473 •16d ago • Report
Please help! We adopted our dog about 5 years ago... In the beginning he was a scared dog (rubber gloves, birds, wind, rain, ......the list goes on) but he didn't bark at all! When he was scared he just wanted to be near to us and all was fine.
About 6 months after we got him the barking started!! Aaaahhh he just doesn't stop. Storms are the worst but he has a real problem with birds (not just in our yard) and pretty much anything that moves or makes a sound).
We are at the end of our rope, we now have two small children which he scares with all his barking and neighbours that hate us ??.
Please help us!
Posted by Kelsey114 •24d ago • Report
Hi Dr Harry.
We have a Labrador who is 2 in May. She is walked every day but she is terrible on the lead. She pulls, barks when she sees other dogs and people. I have tried numerous dog leads, treats, stopping as soon as she pulls. She is very fit and strong and at times drags me along. It's becoming very frustrating.
I would really love some help :)
Posted by Deb413 •24d ago • Report
Hello Dr Harry :) We have a gorgeous little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - "Bella". Bella is now 4months old and we are finding it difficult to teach her how to use the new "doggy door". Bella will go in and out of the doogy door opening provided we keep the perspex door held open (currently with an ocky strap). She will not go through the door when the perspex flap is down. We have tried treats, her favourite toys and the garden hose (which she loves a lot) to try and coax her through the door flap but to no avail. I have removed the magnets so the door does swing more freely however it is still quite a rigid flap - so she is still not keen on going through on her own. I tried placing a sheet of clear plastic over the opening so she would become used to having to go through "something" to get to the other side. She just barked at this because it moved with the breeze and still she was not keen on attempting to go through the door even with our gentle guidance. I've also tried tying a piece of fishing line to the door flat so I could lift it gently when she attempts to go through but still, once she feels the door on her body she retreats. Do you have any other suggestions that might work - even though I expect it will just take time and patience. Kindest regards, Deb (Thornton NSW 2322)
Posted by Lyndell27 •25d ago • Report
Hi Dr Harry, I have taken in my parents male cat after they moved into a nursing home and the male cat required a front leg to be amputated after injury. Amos has recovered very well and relocated well. However as I already had 3 female cats, he has been dominated them from being at their own house.Amos has taken over their favourite spots, scaring, attacking and chasing 2 of my female cats away and they are that scared that they go away for days on end. How do I go about stopping his domination, have tried a water squirt bottle! Am at the stage of having to give me away so my 3 female cats can live in peace! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Regards Lyndell
Posted by Matt573 •5w ago • Report
Dear Dr Harry

I have recently (since August 2015) moved into a house with a housemate and she has two cats. One is perfect. The other one is not perfect. It started in about November he decided to use my rug as a litter box and now I have taken the rug away he's using my couch in my lounge room as the litter box, but he knows to use the litter box. It's driving me crazy, can you please help? It's really starting to put a strain on my friendship with my house mate.

Posted by Danielle1382 •5w ago • Report
Dear Dr Harry,


My Staffy is 3 years old and won't stop urinating inside.

My housemate has a 5 yr old Pug cross Chihuahua and both male dogs still have their nuts. We believe it is a territorial issue, how ever we are at a lost on how to resolve the problem.

We have lost numerous pieces of furniture, belongings and quite a lot of damage to our home from the never ending urine puddles found on everything.

Please can you help?!

Thank you,
Posted by Bonnie192 •6w ago • Report
hey Dr harry.
my house mate and i have a weird one. We have a geep (goat cross sheep) that thinks she is a dog, that's fine, she thinks that our red heeler is her mum which is fine. the problem is she is eating the dog food. we aren't to sure what kind off effects it will have on her and also she is pushing the other dogs off and our heeler has lost weight. we have tried everything we can to stop it. please help.

p.s. you have been my hero ever since i can remember, i have been watching you all my life. you are the best. thought i would just let you know.