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Millennial women are choosing pets over kids. And they want to bring those pets to work. What can employers do? (Shutterstock)

The growing demand for pet-friendly workplaces

Pets have become a major part of our lives, with many millennials opting for a dog or cat instead of children. What should employers do to accommodate pet owners?
Waking up to this every morning would surely give you more will to live. Unsplash/jonathan daniels

Four ways having a pet increases your lifespan

Pet owners will often swear their beloved pooch or moggie does wonders for their wellbeing, and now we have empirical proof.
1947 - A patron of “Sammy’s Bowery Follies,” a downtown bar, sleeping at his table while the resident cat laps at his beer. Wikimedia Commons

Don’t let your pet accidentally get drunk this silly season (sorry Tiddles)

It's the season to be jolly – but don't share that jollity with your pets. Alcohol, whether in a wine glass, egg-nog or a boozy pudding, is seriously bad for our animal friends.
Pet obesity often says more about an owner’s relationship with their pet than the animal itself. Susan Schmitz/

Why are so many of our pets overweight?

More than half of dogs and cats around the globe are overweight. Are well-intentioned owners to blame?
As little as three squares of chocolate can make dogs sick. Duffy Brook

Why can’t dogs eat chocolate?

Chocolate poisoning in dogs remains a problem, particularly at Christmas.
A coyote cools off in the shade of a leafy suburb. Wildlife interactions with pets and humans can transfer disease, including the tapeworm Echinococcus multilocularis. (Winston Wong/flickr)

If your pet has this tapeworm, it could kill you

A parasite found in coyotes, wolves and foxes is now spreading to dogs and their owners as its range expands across Canada.
On the prowl in the outback. Hugh McGregor/Arid Recovery

For whom the bell tolls: cats kill more than a million Australian birds every day

For the first time, researchers have estimated the toll taken by feral and pet cats on Australia's bird life - and the numbers are high enough to push several species towards extinction.

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