Your pet may predict your personality

Are you a cat person or a dog person? The answer may say a lot about your personality.


When your dog smells like rotting fish

You take good care of your own dental hygiene, but what about 'Fido'?


How to grieve the loss of a pet

Grieving a pet isn't easy - here's what you need to know.

Health & Ageing

When is it too old to … buy a puppy?

In Steve Perkin's three-part 'doggy diary', he reveals whether it was a good idea or not to get a puppy at age 67.


Why are older people deciding not to have pets?

Older people deciding not to have pets as challenges and concerns outweigh benefits.


How the pandemic has turbocharged the pet care industry

Vitamin wellness company Blackmores is now making pet vitamin supplements and leading retailers are offering insurance for our increasingly pampered pets.


Pets and Australians - who owns what

Almost half of Australian households have a dog, and about two-thirds have at least one pet, survey reveals, but ownership drops as we age.


Pets, touch and COVID-19: Why our furry friends are lifesavers

New research from the University of South Australia shows just how crucial our pets have been in 2020, particularly to people denied human-to-human contact due to lockdowns and social isolation.


Dog behaviours and what they mean

Interpreting common dog behaviours and the meaning behind them.


A guide to hiking safely with your furry friend

Going on long hikes through the bushland, with spellbinding views and secret trails, may be a rediscovered passion for you. Why not share this wonderful hobby with your furry friend?


Two-thirds of Australians have pets, but are they happier?

For the first time, the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey asked participants about pets. This is what they discovered.


Easy ways to get rid of pet hair in your home

Having a dog or cat often means lots of pet hair on your floors and furniture. Here are 10 quick ways to remove it.

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