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About the Show

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 Justine325 •7d ago • Report
Dr Harry, I'm hoping for some advice. I have a 5 yr old staffy and she has gone a bit loopy. She is running away from our house a lot. At about 8.30 each night if we haven't locked her in the dog cage she will jump the back gate n run away. I've tried a perimeter zapping collar and she just yellped through it and still jumped the fence. We have tried the pheromone collars etc. At 8.30 her eyes go black her tail between her legs an her ears *** up. Can you give us any advice we feel like we are at a dead end. We can't be away from home after 7pm
Posted by Lynette475 •9d ago • Report
Hi Dr Harry & Team
Our family has a lovely "placid" 10-year-old lilac make Burmese cat. He is the King and we are His Servants. Ok, we accept this.
Our son wanted another Burmese cat, so we purchased a lovely 10-week old male Chocolate Burmese kitten. The little kitten is doing everything a little kitten should do, playing, hiding etc.

The problem is that when Leo (our 10 years old male cat ) sees the kitten from a distance, Leo hisses and makes sounds I thought never possible. He even hisses with my son and husband. I have separated both cat and kittten and am trying to familiarize them with each other's sent. Dr Harry, can you please help us, we don't want to give up the little kitten or lose Leo.
Please Dr Harry how do we solve this problem and is it solvable?

El Sherif Family - Greenway ACT
Posted by Julia628 •16d ago • Report
Hello Dr Harry & team.
I have a gorgeous cat of 8 yrs adopted from my niece with toilet issues.
Thought all was grand for the first 3 weeks but has got progressively worse over the last 10 months.
There is another cat but he is a ok. They hiss and play.
Tried a bigger box, re visited the litter box ever week and bottles of eucalyptus but it doesnt work. She reversed her bottom over the bottles to aviod the smell and wees.
Its getting to the stage she may have to be re housed. She become worse.
Can you please advise?
Posted by Michaela197 •20d ago • Report
Hello I need help. I have a lovely 1yr old kitty who only follows me in the family no one else. But when she's on my lap or snuggling in she all of a sudden bites me which hurts and I'm getting that I don't trust her and I'm getting scared of her, even though I love her to bits.
Posted by Emily1170 •5w ago • Report
Hi There,
We have a 5 week old baby who keeps being woken up by our dog Max. Max is a border collie cross kelpie who is very energetic and protective dog. He has a brother called Bear who is a border collie cross Labrador.

We have tried barking collars however we almost lost Bear as the collar punctured his throat - very scary.

We live in a Circuit and the house is on a corner which also backs on to a park so we have lots of people/dogs who walk past and this is the main reason Max barks.

Any help would be amazing.

We live in Tingalpa, Brisbane QLD.

Thanks, Emily and Nathan
Posted by Jessica3103 •5w ago • Report
Dr Harry,

Our three year old mutt dog Callaway, hates it when people hug us! When we visit my grandmother, or family and friends visit us and we go for a hug/kiss she goes nuts. She barks, and jumps. She never did this when she was younger, and it only really started towards the end of last year.

Why is she doing this? Is she jealous? Is she protecting us? Is she telling them that we're here people and not theirs?

Help please!
Posted by Patricia965 •8w ago • Report
Dr Harry . How do I get my eight month old Labrador puppy comfortable with visitors? Every time I have a visitor she barks and them and runs away and hides scared.
Posted by Katherine639 •11w ago • Report
Dr harry how do i stop my puppy from chewing everything in site and digging holes everywhere. Thanks
Posted by Serena111 •13w ago • Report
Poultry naive!
Please help us Dr Harry. My family have just moved onto a 5 acre property with an empty chook pen...until today. We rescued 3 chooks dumped by the side of the road a few kilometres from our house, and I have NO idea where to begin with their care, aside from seed and water. Are they hens or roosters? What breed are they? How do I get the flea like bugs off their heads? Why have they lost feathers on their back? Can they eat any vege scraps? How do I protect them from predators? What is the safest way to clean the pen? The list goes on....
Aside from Google, you're my only hope;)
Thanking you in advance. The Utgard's x
Posted by Bronwyn490 •13w ago • Report
HELP! My 8 year old Husky has started yelping andscratching at the gates to the point she is bleeding and timber is coming off the fence. If she comes inside she will not go out unless I get her lead to take her out and she howls at me. She has never done this and I'm not sure why it has started but she is worrying me. She has anxiety for unknown reasons. Ruby is doing this whether I'm home or not.
Any help or feedback would be appreciated.
Thank you ??