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Our pets strengthen neighbourhood ties


Talk to any pet owner and you are bound to invoke stories about the joy and companionship of having a pet. But evidence is mounting that the effect of pets extends beyond their owners and can help strengthen the social fabric of local neighbourhoods. Now a cross-national study involving Perth, Australia, and three US cities


Do dogs make people healthier?


The University of Sydney is seeking non-dog owners for a world-first study examining how living with man’s best friend can influence human health.


A NEW strain of the deadly canine parvovirus has been confirmed on Australian shores for the first time.


Researchers at the University of Adelaide have found cases of the contagious virus, CPV-2c, in South Australia and Victoria over the past two years. A number of suspicious cases have also been red flagged in Queensland and Northern Territory.


Does a wet nose mean a healthy dog?

It’s every veterinarian’s go-to scenario when contemplating the oldest of laments: “If I had a dollar for every time an owner brought their dog in saying ‘She must be sick – she’s got a dry nose’,” or, ‘He can’t be sick – he’s got a wet nose!’” A Dog with wet nose equals pooch in


Video: Dogs visit spa for the first time

dogs visit day spa

Amazing dogs deserve an amazing treat and it looks like this doggie retreat centre is what doggie dreams are made of! Watch as dogs visit spa for the first time.


How a dogs needs change as they age

ageing dog

Just like humans, ageing dogs show signs of getting older. When your dogs stops jumping into the car or off the lounge or it can no longer hear its name when called, these are all signals of ageing.


Summertime with pets

summertime with pets

If you love summer, then chances are your pet will too. Dr Jo Righetti offers her expert tips on how to keep your pets cool in the heat, take them on holiday or simply soak up the summertime with pets at home. Hot hounds and cool cats Summer in Australia can be hot. Imagine how


Top 10 pet names in 2016

Pet Insurance Australia has just announced the top 10 pet names in 2016. “Naming your pet is such a special time in the lives of many pet owners,” Nadia Crighton from Pet Insurance Australia says. “It’s great to see some of the classics making a return this year like Buddy and Coco alongside new emerging


Adopt a furry friend

We all love our fur babies, but the sad truth is that the summer season is peak time for animal shelters across the country. Many experience a significant increase of surrendered pets between December and February. With this in mind, we are encouraging our readers to adopt a furry friend when considering a new addition


Dogs lending a helping paw

The companionship and love that dogs give to their owners is well documented. But some of our furry friends truly lend owners and society a helping paw through extraordinary abilities to detect cancer, seizures, blood sugar levels and PTSD anxiety episodes, writes Dr Jo Righetti. A helping paw Our canine companions’ outstanding ability to detect