Beagle X puppies adopted from RSPCA ACT in 2017.
Alison Maddalena/RSPCA ACT
Around 175,000 dogs and cats in Australian animal shelters are put down each year. But you can gift a pet a new home this Christmas, with the support of animal welfare groups.
Evolution can explain why animals are scared – but what can we do to help?
Breeding dogs for certain colours can affect their health, behaviour and life-span.
Pet owners need to know the food they feed their pets is safe.
Another review into the safety of pet food leads to another review into pet food. It's been a decade since this issue was brought to the government's attention, so what needs to happen now?
Pet spending in the U.S. is estimated to have exceeded US$72 billion.
American spending on pets is more than the combined GDP of the 39 poorest countries in the world. What if even a small percentage of this spending was allocated to reducing suffering, asks a philosopher.
Dog skin is exactly the same as yours - depending on how much sun it’s exposed to, it can get darker and lighter.
Dog skin is exactly the same as yours and mine! It changes colour depending on how much light it's exposed to.
Getting a good dose of nature can boost your mental health.
Beyond medication and psychological treatments, there are steps all of us can take to alleviate stress, improve our mood and take care of our mental health. Here are five to get you started.
As omnivores, dogs should be able to adapt well and manage on well prepared commercially available vegetarian diets as long as the essential nutrients they would normally get from meat are present.
Oophaga andresii is one of the newly described species of Harlequin poison frog.
With their jewel-like colours, Colombia's poison frogs are coveted by collectors. Does naming their species help protect them or make them a target for trophy hunters?
Dogs have the same hormones and experience the same chemical changes that humans do.
A running dog is a happy dog!
All dogs need regular exercise outside of the home (and it's good for people too).
I’ll try to be there for you 100 percent.
Many dog owners have tales of their faithful companion licking away their tears. Researchers investigated whether, beyond being comforting, canines would actually take action to help an upset owner.
Did anyone check the number of candles on here?
Based on his age in 'dog years,' could your animal pal legally buy alcohol? Or would he be cashing in on his senior discount? Veterinarians are more interested in life stage than a particular number.
The truth about cats and dogs.
Farm animals are the subject of WHO initiatives around antibiotics, but domestic pets could actually be a bigger risk.
Short-nosed breeds are at high risk.
Veterinary hospitals report mortality rates of up to 63% in dogs with heatstroke.
Never leave a dog in a hot car.
Why you should never leave your dog in the car on a hot day.
Pets are beloved family members.
After you've finished reading this, take the time to ensure your dog or cat’s microchip details are up to date. It might just save your pet’s life.
Yes Niles, but are you really happy?
Molly Glassey/Staff dog
Here are ten common misconceptions about what dogs need and how they communicate with us. Plus, a gallery of reader and staff dog pictures!
How to prepare pets for the arrival of a new human in the home.
The unique bond between humans and horses is explored in the film ‘Lean on Pete.’
Humans and horses have developed a unique interspecies language based on physical contact.