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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


When Is It Ethical To Euthanise Your Pet


In the 1960s, I knew people who, before going on vacation, would take their dogs to a shelter to be euthanized. They reasoned that it was cheaper to have a dog euthanized – and buy a new one upon returning – than pay a kennel fee, writes Bernard Rollin. This article was originally published by


Eco-Friendly Pet Ideas


If you care about animals, then chances are you also care about the environment. Minimising our influence on our planet includes considering the environmental impact our pets have. Here are some surprising suggestions to lighten your pet’s environmental load. ACQUIRING YOUR PET Perhaps the most eco-friendly decision you can make when choosing a new pet


Pets And Our Health: Why We Should Take Them More Seriously

Pets are a powerful positive influence in many people’s lives. No doubt many people reading this article are part of the estimated 5 million of 7.5 million Australian households with a pet. Although the evidence body is small, pets have been shown to have positive effects for physical health for some time. A new study


How To Deal With The Dog's Separation Anxiety

Does your dog, cat or bird hate being left alone? Dr Jo discusses how we can help our pets cope.  Most of the time our pets live relaxed, care-free and fun-filled lives – and we adore them. Then we have to go out – to shop, to visit friends, to play tennis – activities that