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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 choice, according to new data from Rent.com.au.   Mixed dog breeds...
Easy pets or fast dogs? The problem with labelling greyhounds

Easy pets or fast dogs? The problem with labelling greyhounds

Racing greyhounds suffered around 5,000 injuries last year, and more than 900 were put down. As many as 257 animals were destroyed at the trackside, another 333 were killed due to the cost of treatment or...
Cat plague is back: Here's what you need to know

Cat plague is back: Here’s what you need to know

A deadly feline disease is now spreading between cats after hiding in nature for nearly 40 years. Multiple cases of feline parvovirus, also known as cat plague, or panleukopenia, have been reported in stray...
Sleeping cat in the sun: Relief for pet-loving SA tenants in sight

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 consulting with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty...
The 10 most popular dog breeds

The 10 most popular dog breeds

Looking to welcome a new pup into your family? PetInsurance.com.au has listed the Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds – some may surprise you!
Animal emotions stare us in the face - are our pets happy?

Animal emotions stare us in the face – are our pets happy?

Scientists are starting to be able to accurately read animal facial expressions and understand what they communicate. By Mirjam Guesgen - Postdoctoral Fellow in Animal Welfare, University of Alberta   Facial expressions project our internal emotions...
What ‘walkies’ says about your relationship with your dog

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 complex...
How deadly is your dog’s saliva? Our relationship with the dog

How deadly is your dog’s saliva? Our relationship with the dog

An elderly lady and her pet Italian greyhound – sounds like the lovely opening to a sweet story doesn’t it? The story, however, is rather dark. According to a recent medical case report, the greyhound...
How to talk to your dog – according to science

How to talk to your dog – according to science

Dogs are special. Every dog owner knows that. And most dog owners feel their dog understands every word they say and every move they make. By Juliane Kaminski, Senior lecturer in psychology, University of Portsmouth Research...
Why dog theft is on the rise – and how you can keep your pet safe

Why dog theft is on the rise – and how you can keep your...

When I was growing up, seeing a dog tied up outside a shop while the owner popped inside was commonplace. Although a rarer sight these days, it makes me cringe. Not because of the often...