Got a fat cat or a plump pooch? Vet tells what you’re doing wrong

Know your pet's starting weight and take it slowly, says consulting veterinarian Jessica Mills.


Weird and wonderful facts about bearded dragons

Bearded dragons are one of the most popular pet reptiles in the world. Here are seven weird and wonderful facts about them.


Study finds dogs can detect COVID-19 with 96 per cent accuracy

Specially trained detection dogs can sniff out COVID-19-positive samples with 96 per cent accuracy, says a proof-of-concept investigation from the University of Pennsylvania.


Special abilities that show dogs are smart

Cancer detection and six more extraordinary things you never knew your dog could do.


Canine health heroes and their extraordinary stories

From sniffing out cancer, to transforming the lives of people with chronic conditions, dogs really are a force for better health.


Lack of regulation for pet food in Australia

Another pet food poisoning in 2020 shows Australian pet food standards are not up to scratch.


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.

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