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Nathan Jolly

Nathan Jolly

If You Get Pet Insurance, You Better Check The Fine Print

6 min read

Lance was a fairly contented cat, except for a pesky kidney crystal that was lodged in his urethra.

National

National

'Saved My Butt': Owners, Vets Speak Out After Pet Insurance Shonky Award

5 min read

Pet insurance has just been handed a Shonky Award for being one of the dodgiest products in the country -- but was it deserved? According to the people that actually use it, it wasn't.

News

News

Hero Dog Saves Her Owner From Burning House

1 min read

Gucci the pomeranian has been hailed a hero after saving her owner from a fierce blaze at a home south-west of Sydney.

Melbourne

Melbourne

Chapel Street Takes The Lead, Hundreds Of Stores Go Pet-Friendly

1 min read

Managers of a Melbourne shopping strip insist they haven't gone barking mad as they champion the benefits of permitting entry to pets.

Life

Life

Eight Signs You Treat Your Dog More Like A Child Than A Pet

4 min read

I will be the first to admit I have babied my dog far too much and it's turned her into more of a small and entitled child than a pet.

News

News

Brisbane Set To Trial Pets On Select Public Transport

1 min read

Pets will soon be going on a Brisbane River adventure with a proposal for pets to be permitted already greenlit.

News

News

Dogs Could Soon Be Allowed To Ride On Brisbane's CityCats

1 min read

Dogs and other domestic pets could be welcome to travel with their owners on Brisbane's CityCat and Ferry services under a proposal put forward by the council.

National

National

Is Darcie The Pug Guilty Or Innocent? An Investigation

2 min read

He might look like a placid pooch, but this little pug is at the centre of a ferocious battle with a local council. 

News

News

Warning After Woman Loses Hands And Legs From Puppy Lick

3 min read

Marie Trainer was welcomed home from her holiday by two excited dogs, the next day she was rushed to hospital.

News

News

Woman Makes 'Doggy Bucket List' For Dying Beagle

2 min read

Daisy is battling lymphoma, fluid on her lungs and a heart murmur -- but her human is on a mission to ensure she ends her life happy.

News

News

Man Captures CCTV Footage Of Cat Suffocating Him In His Sleep

1 min read

A man said he "couldn't breathe" while sleeping, so set up a camera to figure out what was going on.

Good News

Good News

#CatGlowUp Is Here To Make Your Day So Much Better

1 min read

Twitter has been flooded with "before and after" photos of some beloved pets and we are so happy about it.

National

National

Woman Left Homeless But Her Cats Get Emergency Accommodation

3 min read

A women's housing provider has slammed the "shitty" funding model that saw a domestic violence survivor's cats given secure safe accommodation while she was forced to sleep on the streets due to a lack of options.

Health

Health

Five Signs Your Dog Has Anxiety, According To A Dog Therapist

3 min read

Has your dog been acting a little odd lately and not quite like themselves? We spoke to expert Laura V about the common indicators your dog is anxious or depressed.

Views

Views

The Once-Rare Disease Killing Dogs In Sydney – What Is It And How Do You Save Your Pet?

5 min read

Recently reported cases of the often fatal bacterial infection leptospirosis in dogs in Sydney have raised the issue of animal diseases that also affect humans.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Beloved Pet Cat 'Tyga' Accidentally Put Down By Vet

2 min read

A family is distraught and furious after their pet cat 'Tyga' was killed by mistake.

Jenna Martin

Jenna Martin

Why I'll Never Stop Calling My Dog 'My Son'

3 min read

As far as I’m concerned, I have two boys.

News

News

Dogs Are Dying Of A Highly Contagious Bacterial Disease In Sydney

6 min read

Vets are warning pet owners to be on high alert after a contagious bacterial disease spread through Sydney's inner-city, killing at least five dogs.

Good News

Good News

Grunt The Pig Is Back Walking The Streets After Council Backflip

1 min read

Beloved pig Grunt has walked the streets of Wangaratta, Victoria again, nearly a month after he was slapped with a ban.

Health

Health

Vets Tell Us Which Dog Breeds Will Cost You The Most

2 min read

Our dogs are like another member of the family, but some breeds have more health problems than others -- and Australian vets have told us which ones are likely to cost the most.

News

News

Does Having A Childhood Pet Improve Your Wellbeing?

2 min read

A research team from the University of Queensland is trying to figure out whether having childhood pets improves the health and happiness of people into adulthood.

News

News

'Please Be Careful': Warning For Aussie Dog Owners After Pup Dies

2 min read

A dog breeder is pleading with owners to keep an eye on hand and foot warmers this winter after a golden retriever died after ingesting one.

Updated

Updated

Grandfather Reunited With Beloved Bird After Truck Stolen

1 min read

UPDATE: Dollie has been returned to Trevor!

News

News

Local Council Bans Man From Walking His Pet Pig On A Lead

3 min read

Grunt the pig is a beloved Wangaratta local, but his days could be numbered after the council banned him from strolling the streets -- even on a lead.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Please Stop Stressing Out Because It’s Messing With Your Dog’s Zen

1 min read

Dogs are the very best kind of friends. They listen, they love, they don’t judge…

National

National

Popular Dog Food Recalled Over Plastic Fears

1 min read

An Australian pet food company is recalling a batch of its popular dog food over fears it may contain plastic. 

Life

Life

Adam And Natalie Goodes Reveal The Benefits Of Adopting Senior Pets

2 min read

For the second year, the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home are continuing their Senior Pet Project, an initiative raising awareness for the benefits of adopting older animals.

Life

Life

Yes Your Dog Does Watch TV (And Likes It)

2 min read

Give Fido the remote, he wants to binge on Game Of Bones, we mean Thrones.

Life

Life

Aussie Couples Are Signing 'Petnups' To Avoid Fights Over Who Gets To Keep Fur Babies

4 min read

Lawyers say it's becoming increasingly common for couples to sign pet prenups -- or 'petnups' -- to avoid fights over who gets to keep their shared animal if they break up.

Life

Life

'Tinder For Dogs' Is Here To Help Homeless Pups Find Their Paw-Fect Match

3 min read

An Aussie animal charity has created a 'Tinder for dogs' to help match homeless pooches with potential new owners.

National

National

Anti-Vaxxer Dog Owners Are Putting Their Pets At Risk By Avoiding Shots

4 min read

The anti-vaccination movement has begun to extend to pets, with some owners risking their dog's lives due to unfounded autism concerns.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Chrissy Teigen's New Hamster Is 'Broken' But Twitter Is Here To Help

1 min read

When model Chrissy Teigen's brand new hamster started acting rather strangely she did what anyone else would do -- turned to Twitter for advice.

Life

Life

Pet Owners Share The One Thing They'd Tell Their Furry Bundles Of Joy

1 min read

Pets and humans don't quite speak the same language but if they could this is what their loving -- and sometimes exasperated -- owners would say.

Health

Health

Why You Shouldn't Feed Your Dog Raw Meat If You Have Young Kids

2 min read

Dogs on a raw meat diet can potentially pass on dangerous bacteria -- including salmonella and E. coli -- to their owners.

Life

Life

Cat Owners Can Pass Purr-sonality Traits On To Their Pets

2 min read

It seems that just like children, cats take on your behaviour traits.

Good News

Good News

RSPCA Announces 'Clear The Shelter' $29 Adoptions This Weekend

1 min read

If you've ever considered adding a four-legged family member to your brood, now is the time to act.

Life

Life

Karl Lagerfeld's Cat Choupette Could Inherit His Entire Fortune

2 min read

Late fashion designer Karl Largerfeld's seven-year-old cat may end up inheriting his vast fortune.

Life

Life

These Pets Trying (And Failing) At KonMari Will Spark Major Joy

1 min read

No one can escape the Marie Kondo-inspired tidying up craze -- not even these adorable animals.

Life

Life

Rejoice! Now You Can Enter Your Fur Baby In Bonds' Baby Search Competition

1 min read

Bonds has for the first time opened its annual Baby Search competition to cats and dogs.

Life

Life

Everything You Know About 'Bad' Dog Breeds Is Wrong

4 min read

We asked pet behaviourist Dr Kate Mornement which dog breeds have a bad rep -- and why.

World

World

Pet Groomer Accused Of 'Strangling' Pets Wants To Keep Working

1 min read

A woman in the U.S. who is facing a string of animal abuse allegations related to her pet grooming business has argued she should be allowed to continue working until her trial.

Life

Life

People Reveal What They Call Their Pets (Aside From Their Names) And Awww

1 min read

You can call a pet anything, chances are you won't use their actual name when you call them. And that's just fine.

Life

Life

Boo, Social Media's Most Loved Dog, Has Died

1 min read

The fluffy pooch passed away in his sleep on January 19.

National

National

'A Floodgate Of Need': The Hidden Cost Of Owning A Pet In Australia

4 min read

Australians have among the highest pet ownership rates in the world. But when it comes to medical care for furry friends -- the industry is in turmoil.

Life

Life

You Can Now Get Slippers Made To Look Like Your Pets And Please Take Our Money

1 min read

If you aren't a pet owner, look away now. Because things are about to get pretty intense in the love for domestic animals space.

Life

Life

Some Easy Hustles To Make Money On The Side

3 min read

There are plenty of options out there, you just need to know where to look.

Jack Laurence

Jack Laurence

Why I Love And Hate My Rescue Dogs

3 min read

I love my dogs but, make no bones about it, they are arseholes.

Christmas

Christmas

Merry Christmas From These Festive Insta-Famous Pets

2 min read

Here are some adorable four-legged friends on a mission to spread some major cheer these holidays.

Life

Life

Don't Shout At Your Dog, And Other Pet Owner Fails

4 min read

Ever heard the saying 'don't talk back'? Well, you should bear it in mind the next time you discipline your pooch.

Christmas

Christmas

The Pawfect Xmas Gifts For Your Very Good Boy Or Girl

16 photos

Because pups love Christmas, too!

Life

Life

We Finally Know The Answer To "How Would Dogs Wear Pants?"

1 min read

You'd have a ruff go trying to get this on your pup...

Life

Life

Do Dogs Get Embarrassed?

3 min read

When you dress your dog up as Santa or an Elf, do you ever stop and think for a moment that maybe -- just maybe -- they feel stupid?

Life

Life

A Study Said Dogs Weren't As Clever As We Thought... And Dogs Bit Back

1 min read

So a report just came out suggesting canines weren't the good boys we all thought they were.

Life

Life

Meet Wilfred Warrior: The Cat Who Looks Like Your Drunk Grandma

1 min read

'He's got Bette Davis eyes'

Life

Life

Dog Hasn't Left The Spot Where Owner Was Killed For 80 Days

2 min read

It's OK, we'll wait while you grab a tissue because we've also got something in our eyes.

Halloween

Halloween

These Halloween Costumes For Your Fury Family Are Absolutely Pawfect

14 photos

There are enough options for all your fur-babies to feel included in the spookiest day of the year.

World

World

Girl Killed Chasing After Her Dog Will Be Buried With Her 'Best Friend'

1 min read

Jennarae Goodbar and her beloved dog were killed instantly and will be buried together.

Life

Life

Hot Dog! Pooches Show They're Just Pawfect As They Hang Ten

9 photos

We interrupt your regular programming to bring you some very, very good boys riding the wild surf.

Life

Life

Dr Chris Tells How To Take THE BEST Photos of Your Pet

3 min read

What are the tips you need to take snaps of your good boy today?

Celebrity

Celebrity

Ariana And Pete Adopted An Adorable Micro Pig

1 min read

"If anyone deserves a cute pet pig, it's Ariana Grande".

Life

Life

Please Enjoy These Dogs And Their Human Dog-pelgängers

2 min read

The paw-traits are certainly fetching.

National

National

'Broken-Hearted' Vet Begs Pet Owners To Stay With Them When They Die

2 min read

Would you hold your pet in their last moments? Or would you leave the room?

National

National

Devastated Owner Offers $10,000 Reward For Missing Pup

1 min read

Armani gave birth to a litter of pups just eight weeks ago.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Would You Take Fur-Ternity Leave For This Guy?

4 min read

What doggy-parents wouldn't want to help their little one settle in...

Life

Life

How Gogglebox Stars Angie And Yvie Celebrate National Dog Day

2 min read

We found out their paw-fect plans for lavishing even more love on their four-legged friends.

The Project

The Project

The RACQ Pet Search Competition Gets Catty

1 min read

There is suspicion of rigging in a Queensland pet search competition

Life

Life

This Gallery Of Dogs Is Life-Affirming

1 min read

Don't let your cat see this.

Good News

Good News

Just A List Of Cute Animal Posts To Help You Through The Weekend

1 min read

It's been a rough week, we hope this makes you smile.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

8 Tips For Planning The Pawfect Pet Party

4 min read

Your fur baby deserves to be celebrated and spoiled.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Keep Calm But National Bring Your Dog To Work Day Is Here

3 min read

Plus, the Bondi Vet's tips for a happy office pooch.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Meet The World's Ugliest Dog Contenders

2 min read

For once, it pays to have a bad hair day.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

What Your Dog's Behaviour Says About You

3 min read

Are you barking up the wrong tree?

National

National

RSPCA Investigates Multiple Dog Poisonings In Brisbane After Poison Bait Found In Yards

1 min read

Multiple animals have died from suspected poisoning, forcing the RSPCA to launch an investigation.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Awesome Ways To Give Back To Your Dog

3 min read

Celebrate man's best friend

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Puppy Love -- Meet The Paw-some Celebrities Who've Adopted Their Dogs

3 min read

Our favourite animal-loving rescue parents.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

The Best Instagram Pets To Follow

4 min read

Say hello to your new obsession.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Home Health Dangers: Is Your Four-Legged Friend At Risk?

3 min read

Keep your pets safe when you're not at home