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Scent detection is a great therapy for all dogs

Does your dog need a nose job? A new dog sport, K9 Nose Work® is taking Australia by storm. Di Randall of Dog Star Training is a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) who teaches pet pooches the art of scent detection using similar techniques to those used by...

Tick and flea protection over winter

Vets urge owners to ensure they have a tick and flea prevention plan in place over winter The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is encouraging pet owners to talk to their veterinarian about parasite protection for their pets over the cooler months. AVA...

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...

5 inexpensive ways to keep your pets warm this winter

Hot dog! Leaving the heating on for pets sees Aussies shell out up to $249 million over winter Australian pet owners could be coughing out up to $249 million[1] over the winter months from leaving the heating on for their four-legged friend for hours each day,...

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...

Diana Rayment’s top tips for greyhound adoption

Diana Rayment is well qualified to talk about greyhound adoption.  Diana is a greyhound behaviour assessor at the Greyhound Adoption Progam in Victoria (GAP) and a companion animal welfare scientist completing her PhD research on canine personality assessments. Diana...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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These rescue doggos reckon they’ve got the winner picked. See if they’re on the money by tuning into the 2018 FIFA World Cup live on SBS Australia.

PSA: Brazilian star Nessie is still available for adoption, so head to Sydney Dogs and Cats Home to make her your own.
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