I won’t be alone at Christmas, I have a dog

Christmas can be tough for many people. Loneliness and depression spike at this time of year and family pressures abound. It can be easy to feel...

Do cats purr when humans aren’t around?

Why do cats purr? Humans tend to think that purring is a sign of happiness in a cat – and indeed it can be...

Hot dogs and cool cats: keeping pets cool

As the weather heats up, Australian households won’t just be cranking up the air conditioning for themselves. Some households will be turning it on...

How to stop your dog getting heatstroke – according to science

Summer is a great time to get out and about with your dog. But dogs don’t tolerate the heat as well as their owners.  Via...
Ways to keep your pet calm during fireworks

Fireworks and dogs: How you can help your pooch

Every year the fireworks begin. And while some aren’t affected in the slightest, around 45% of dogs have a firework phobia, something that is...
Australia’s dog-eat-dog rental market exposed: only 1 in 10 properties deemed pet-friendly

Australia’s dog-eat-dog rental market exposed: only 1 in 10 properties deemed pet-friendly

New data from Rent.com.au shows that as you go trick-or-treating this Halloween with the kids, only one in 10 rental properties is likely to greet...
Top 10 revealed: What are Australia’s favourite dog breeds?

Top 10 revealed: What are Australia’s favourite dog breeds?

If you think every dog you see these days is a Schnoodle, Whoodle or Bernedoodle, you’re not going crazy. Mixed-breeds are Australia’s dog of...
Are dogs trying to tell us something with their expressions?

Are dogs trying to tell us something with their expressions?

Dogs have been part of human social groups for at least 30,000 years. So it’s not unreasonable to suppose that we might have had some...
Is your dog happy? Ten common misconceptions about dog behaviour

Is your dog happy? Ten common misconceptions about dog behaviour

It is difficult to refer to what dogs, as a collective, like and dislike and how they behave. Just as humans do, dogs all...
Why decisions to desex male dogs just got more complicated

Why decisions to desex male dogs just got more complicated

Behavioural problems in male dogs may be affected by how early in their life they are desexed, according to a study published today in PLOS...