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2018 Pet Christmas Photos | Enter today and WIN!

Does your pet have a great Christmas outfit? We want to see your most festive furry friend in the 2018 rent.com.au Christmas Pet Photo Competition. For a chance to WIN 1 of 50 double passes...

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 like you are missing out on the “holiday spirit”. Via The...

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...
Christmas pet photo competition

Enter your Christmas pet photo for a chance to WIN!

Does your pet have a great Christmas outfit? We want to see your most festive furry friend in the 2018 rent.com.au Christmas Pet Photo Competition. For a chance to WIN 1 of 50 double passes to...

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 for their dogs or cats. Via The Conversation. By Yolande Strengers,...

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 The Conversation - By Anne Carter (Lecturer in Animal Biology,...

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 becoming an increasingly serious welfare concern.  Via The Conversation - By...

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...

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 choice, according to new data from Rent.com.au.   Mixed dog breeds...

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 influence on their behaviour, and perhaps their understanding, during that...