Latest Cat

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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Early weaning in domestic cats increases aggression

Early weaning in domestic cats increases aggression and sterotypic behaviour says research conducted in Finland. Early weaning is defined as permanent separation from the mother before the time that it would occur in nature. Feral cats wean their kittens between 4 - 8...

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Latest Dog

Anaesthesia-free dentistry for pets warning

Anaesthesia-free dentistry for pets - a cosmetic procedure harmful to your furry friend Performing anaesthesia-free dentistry for pets is a relatively new and increasing trend generally offered by groomers and other pet service providers. It’s often presented as an...

UQ vets help dogs with cancer

Gus (left) with sisters Skye and Storm.  Photo: UQ News Nine-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback cross Gus has participated in an innovative Australian pilot study for dogs with cancer, which has achieved some positive results. University of Queensland School of Veterinary...


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....

RSPCA Animal Health Products prize packs giveaway!

This competition has ended. Congratulations to our winners - Allira Sartori, NSW, Rachael Goldsmith, VIC and Pam Sihota, S.A! RSPCA has released their exciting new animal health product range for Aussie pets.  Thanks to IndyVet we have 3 RSPCA Animal Health product...

Dog behaviour & Training

Making Dogs Happy Symposium in Sydney 2018

The Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia is proud to present the Making Dogs Happy Symposium. The day will have presentations and workshops inspired to help you better understand your canine companion. Making Dogs Happy details Saturday, 2 June 2018 CPC Lecture...

Pet Wellbeing

Cats and dogs for sale online pitfalls

Cats and dogs for sale online: what you see is not always what you get! The internet has dramatically changed the way people find their new pets; but what are the dangers of buying a pet online? Dr Susan Hazel from the University of Adelaide will be discussing this at...

Adoptable pet of the week

Adopt a 1 year old cat in Sydney

You can adopt a 1 year old cat in Sydney from CatRescue901.   This is Benny! CatRescue901 says...our beautiful Benny was found alone and starving on the streets as a young kitten. He was shy at first but has really come out of his shell now and he loves attention....

Pet adoption

Jetpets Rescue Awards 2018

Photo: Jo Lyons Photography, Awards Official Photographer Introducing a new national awards program for animal rescue Pets4Life is pleased to introduce the inaugural companion animal rescue awards to recognise and celebrate the most inspiring examples of...

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

Your guide to pet-friendly destinations in Australia

Pets On Holiday by Gareth Brock is an excellent comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about pet-friendly destinations in Australia - accommodation, activities including walking trails and cafes all over Australia. Whether you're hitting the road for a...


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