Renting with pets

What ‘walkies’ says about your relationship with your dog

Dogs love “walkies”. And unless it’s pouring with rain and blowing a gale, so do their owners. But there’s much more to this daily routine than you might think. In fact, it’s actually a...

Pet bond: Renting with pets in Australia

Do you know the rules around pet bonds in different Australian states and territories?  Landlords in most Australian states (with the exception of Western Australia) are not permitted to charge a pet bond. This payment...

Should you feed your pet raw meat?

Just as many people are trying to eat less processed food to improve their health, some dog owners are turning away from conventional pet food. By Jacqueline Boyd - Lecturer in Animal Science, Nottingham Trent University Instead...

Your very first puppy: A step-by-step guide

Bringing a puppy home for the first time can be a life-changing experience. Picking out your puppy should be fun, but before you fall in love with the first one you see, Bondi Vet...

5 reasons hiding a pet from your landlord is a really bad idea

As a pet lover, it can be very tempting to sneak Fluffy into your rental, despite a strict no-pet policy in your lease agreement. After all, your property manager will never drop by and...

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 you with a festively-dressed dog or cat. The survey of 70,000...

Spare a thought for our pets this Christmas

Christmas is typically a time for celebrating and spending time with loved ones. But while we party, give lavish presents, and visit our families, we can sometimes overlook how some very important family members —...

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 bringing his cat into the Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals....

6 stylish houseplants that are safe for cats and dogs

If you plan to have pets and indulge your penchant for greenery in your new home, it's a good idea to know which plants are safe for your furry friends. To help you with your...

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 – but there are other reasons why our feline friends...