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Improving adoptability of fearful shelter dogs

Improving adoptability of fearful shelter dogs

Fear in shelter dogs may result in euthanasia due to their aggressive behaviour, but this could be avoided by providing positive human interaction. Positive human interaction can decrease fear-induced aggression and improve adoptability of fearful shelter dogs...

Measuring chronic pain in cats and dogs

Measuring chronic pain in cats and dogs

Chronic pain refers to a pain condition that occurs over a long period (months) and can be considered maladaptive. It has been increasingly recognised that chronic pain is a condition that can affect companion animals, but there is a lack of reliable and accurate...

World Animal Day

World Animal Day

Together we can make the world a better and safer place for all animals World Animal Day is a day of action recognised worldwide for animal rights as well as welfare. It is celebrated on 4 October, Francis of Assisi feast day, the animals’ patron saint. The mission of...

World Rabies Day vaccinate to eliminate

World Rabies Day vaccinate to eliminate

Rabies is a dog-mediated virus 99% fatal, 100% preventable World Rabies Day is on September 28 and Australian-based international animal charity Vets Beyond Borders is highlighting the importance of vaccinating dogs to help prevent the spread of the deadly rabies...

Food your dog can eat

Food your dog can eat

According to RSPCA's The Biscuit magazine issue 11, some of the things vets have had to remove from dog's stomachs include rocks, rope, nails, bottle corks, marbles, pens, skewers, and baby rattles.  The most common offender is socks.  So what can your dog eat? The...

Jetpets Rescue Awards 2019 Winners Revealed!

Jetpets Rescue Awards 2019 Winners Revealed!

The Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards is thrilled to announce the WINNERS for 2019. The Rescue Awards is a national program that celebrates and recognises achievements in the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of companion animals Australia-wide. “In our second...

Compost your dog poo

Compost your dog poo

M. Leigh Ackland is professor in molecular biosciences at Deakin University explains about dog poo and how to turn it into compost. Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world, with 38 per cent of Australian households owning dogs. Dogs...

Crazy cat lady is a myth says research

Crazy cat lady is a myth says research

It’s the news cat owners have been waiting for: Owning lots of cats does not, in fact, mean you’re mad, sad or anxious. That’s according to researchers at UCLA, who analyzed more than 500 pet owners and found nothing to support the long-held “crazy cat lady”...

Inbreeding reduces litter sizes in purebred golden retrievers

Inbreeding reduces litter sizes in purebred golden retrievers

Data from the Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study shows that inbreeding depression, the result of breeding closely-related individuals, reduces litter sizes in purebred golden retrievers. The study, conducted by Morris Animal Foundation research...

Vets warn against lay practitioners dentistry for pets

Vets warn against lay practitioners dentistry for pets

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is warning pet owners of the health risks posed by lay dental practitioners offering anaesthesia-free dentistry for pets. An increasing number of non-veterinary companies are offering cleaning and scaling on conscious pets,...

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