Latest Cat

Not enough toilets for cats says research

Are Australian cats being provided their fair share of toilets? Cats are the second most common pet in Australia with 29 percent of households owning a pet. But with increasingly more cats living inside, what do cat owners need to consider to ensure they are happy and...

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New cat virus could shed light on hepatitis B

Jasper. Photo: Julia Beatty Scientists have discovered a new cat virus, hepadnavirus in an immunocompromised cat - and subsequently, in banked samples - the domestic cat hepadnavirus is in the same family as hepatitis B virus of people. The research led by the...

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Latest Dog

Top dog film festival 2018

The Top Dog Film Festival was launched in 2017 to showcase the incredible bond between dogs and their people through independent films. The 2018 Top Dog Film Festival will tour in the second half of the year, screening over 2 hours of the most inspirational,...

New charity combats killer puppy virus

National fight to combat killer puppy virus starts on Sunshine Coast Paws For A Purpose is a new charity founded by Sunshine Coast veterinarian, Dr Mark Kelman, with a focus on ‘helping pets and people in need’. “Pets are a vital part of people’s lives and our...


Share your pet adoption or foster story

Celebrate companion animal rescue in Australia Exciting news! Entries are now open for the Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards 2018.   These awards are an Australian first. Australia has over 900 rescue and animal shelters supported by thousands of volunteers....

Archipaws pet portrait competition

This competition has ended. 90 entries from around Australia were received. The ‘Archipaws’ Pet Portrait competition launches today with great prizes and the opportunity to have your superstar pet portrait become a 2-meter tall flag in the Chatswood CBD in Sydney....

Dog behaviour & Training

Pet Professional Guild Australia Summit in Sydney

Two weeks to go to the Pet Professional Guild to hold inaugural Australia summit in Sydney! The convention guarantees three full days of high-level education and networking opportunities for pet training and behavior professionals.  The Pet Professional Guild (PPG)...

Pet Wellbeing

World Zoonosis Day 6th July 2018

On this World Zoonosis Day (6 July), the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is urging animal owners and handlers to ensure they maintain good disease prevention and infection control, which starts with the simple act of handwashing. AVA President Dr Paula Parker...

Adoptable pet of the week

Adopt a Medium Female Kelpie x Staffy Dog in S.A.

You can adopt a medium female Kelpie x Staffy Dog in S.A from Wet Noses Animal Rescue.   This is Pickle! Located in Naracoorte, S.A., Pickle would like to say hello! She is a beautiful medium female Kelpie x Staffy who is is not only still young but young at heart!...

Pet adoption

2 Sleeps until open for entries to Jetpets Rescue Awards 2018!

The Jetpets Rescue Awards 2018 is Australia’s first awards program that celebrates and recognises the tireless work done by not for profit Rescue Groups, Animal Shelters and Council run Animal Shelters/Pounds.  The awards are a Pets4Life initiative.  To find out more,...

Pet Parent Stories & Tips

Kelly Giles shares 3 tips for introducing a puppy to a cat

When Daisy, the beloved family Labrador passed away last year, the Giles family took their time before deciding to bring home 'Bee', a Groodle (Golden Retriever Poodle cross) puppy in November.  Little did they know that their 7-year-old cat, Lincoln was not too keen...

Book review

Welcoming an adopted dog into your home

How to turn a new adolescent or adult dog into your “best dog ever!” Thinking of adopting an adult dog? Diana Rayment from Greyhound Adoption Program Victoria recommends this book 'Love has no age limit' by Patricia McConnell PhD and Karen London PhD. This book tells...


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