4 ways having a pet increases your lifespan

Pet owners will often swear their beloved pooch or moggie does wonders for their wellbeing, and now we have empirical proof. A new study has found...

Want to get fit? Your dog may be your perfect training partner

January is the month of ambitious resolutions – and getting fit and losing weight tend to top the list. But how many people manage...

Why are so many of our pets overweight?

When I looked at my appointment book for the day, I thought something must be wrong. Someone who worked in the fitness industry was...

Relief for pet-loving SA tenants in sight

The Real Estate Institute of South Australia (REISA) has formalised a new pet agreement which intends to protect both tenants with pets and landlords. After...

Riding in cars with dogs: Transport policy needs to change

Dog owners depend very heavily on their cars to transport and care for their pets. Our recently published study estimates that dog owners make about 2.4...

It’s confirmed: Australia’s renters are dog-obsessed

Do you rent in Australia and own a dog? You're not alone. Around 68% of you have a Pet Resume profile for their pooch...

Major reforms: VIC tenants’ rights get a boost

Victorian tenants may soon be given the right to have a pet under sweeping rental reforms to the state's tenancy rules. Consumer Affairs Minister, Marlene...

How gender and stereotypes can shape our relationship with dogs

The relationship between people and their dogs can be a lasting and loving bond if the match is right. But when acquiring a dog,...

Why some people love animals and others couldn’t care less

The recent popularity of “designer” dogs, cats, micro-pigs and other pets may seem to suggest that pet keeping is no more than a fad....

Can animals be left and right-pawed?

The short answer is: yes they do! Like humans, many animals tend to use one side of the body more than the other. This...