Tick paralysis affect 10,000 dogs each year in eastern Australia, and the treatment can be very expensive. Fortunately, a new drug available is available.
Landlords and property agents often apply 'no pets' rules even though many households see them as part of the family. Their difficulty in finding rental housing then becomes a source of great stress.
Hollywood shirks its ethical responsibilities when it comes to vulnerable animal species.
It's possible -- but rare -- for a lick from the family pup to transmit bacteria that can cause dangerous blood poisoning.
The release of the movie 'Finding Dory' comes with renewed calls to leave fish in reefs – a good idea in this case – but catching some ornamental fish can have a positive impact on reef communities.
With a majority of households having pets and growing numbers living in apartments, a review of regulations on keeping animals in such communities is timely.
While cats – with their steely demeanor – have a reputation of being hard to read, humans seem intent on figuring out what they're thinking and feeling.
Many pet fish end up in ponds, fountains and waterways. But before ditching your goldfish in the park, stop and think about the viruses you could also be releasing.
Social media has fuelled a trend for foreign dogs being rehomed in the UK, hampering domestic rescue efforts and increasing disease risks.
Disney's latest hit movie has inspired Chinese people to keep Saharan foxes as pets.
Dogs are important users of urban parks, but these are clearly designed for the use of people – except for a few out-of-the-way dog parks. Is that fair to dogs that have no say about living among us?
Fleas have lived with people for as long as people have lived with pets.
Christmas is here again, and we're excited for decorating, parties, and summer getaways. But before we dive into the silly season, let's first make sure our pets are properly taken care of.
Pets have been shown to have positive effects for physical health for some time, so why don't we take them more seriously?
It's no coincidence that "big food" is moving in on pet food.
In the past, owners were quick to put their pets down. Now, with many viewing pets as family members, are they waiting too long?
Pain is a subjective experience that often relies on talking to patients so it's harder to know what animals think.
Behind the uproar over Johnny Depp's dogs lies a serious and evolving idea: our animal companions have an important place in our lives that entitles them to rights akin to a sort of citizenship.
The pet industry meets 'demand' driven by the 'right' to own a puppy. Animal welfare advocates respond with a 'vigil' to mark the 'shameful' fate of 250,000 dogs abandoned each year.
Senator David Leyonhjelm has proposed keeping native animals as pets as conservation. But that would do effectively nothing for wildlife in the wild.