Amanda Seyfried saved by man’s best friend, Mamma Mia star has dog therapy for trauma

Amanda Seyfried saved by man’s best friend, Mamma Mia star has dog therapy for trauma

The Mamma Mia star has been a fan of animal therapy ever since she acquired her beloved dog Finn, the lolloping brown nine-year-old Australian shepherd who helped her deal with the ­anxiety that came with being a young actress living away from home in Hollywood.

Rare disease spread via rat urine kills seven dogs and leaves dozens of Australians ill

Rare disease spread via rat urine kills seven dogs and leaves dozens of Australians ill

Seven dogs have died in Sydney from a disease that can kill pets in 48 hours, is transmitted by rat urine and has emerged in New South Wales for the first time, possibly owing to construction “stirring up” rodent populations .

Owners urged to snub fashion as high cost of flat-faced dogs revealed

Owners urged to snub fashion as high cost of flat-faced dogs revealed

Flat-faced dog breeds cost twice as much in veterinary bills and average more annual vet visits than other breeds, according to an Australian survey of five years of pet insurance claims.

Cats could be banned from going outside under new Australian law

Cats could be banned from going outside under new Australian law

Government officials in Perth are reviewing cat and dog legislation after a rise in complaints about stray animals. Since 2013, punishment for dog owners whose pets attack people or other animals was increased to a maximum $10,000 fine or 12 months in jail.

Woman’s tattoo of her dog ends up looking like ‘male genitalia’

Woman’s tattoo of her dog ends up looking like ‘male genitalia’

(Picture: Caters News)An Australian tourist who got a tattoo of her dog on holiday was mortified when it ended up looking like ‘male genitalia’. (Picture: Caters News)But after showing her friends her new ink, Kayla realised Penny’s nose looked like a penis.

The internet is obsessed with Knickers the giant Australian cow

The internet is obsessed with Knickers the giant Australian cow

In the world of cows on the internet, Knickers is kind of a big deal. That means Knickers gets to live out his days on the 3,000-acre property "coaching" the normal-sized cattle about where to graze, and presumably eating everything until Australia is a barren continent.

Hot Aussie firefighters pose half-naked with adorable baby animals

Hot Aussie firefighters pose half-naked with adorable baby animals

The proceeds help animals in need (Picture: Australian Firefighters Calendar/Cover Images) Now the organisers are searching for the hottest firefighters in the world (Picture: Australian Firefighters Calendar/Cover Images)Following the global success of the project, the organisers are now looking to globalise their search for sexy firefighters.

Cat survey reveals feline influence over Australian states

Cat survey reveals feline influence over Australian states

Now a survey of feline influence over each Australian state reveals things haven’t really changed all that much.The fresh look at Australian attitudes reveals the subtle differences in attitude and behaviour human staff have towards their furry overlords.The survey was part of a marketing campaign by Fancy Feast to coincide with the launch of a new collection of ‘premium cat accessories’, designed by Australian fashion designer Leona Edmiston.And it actually seems they’re on to something.RELATED: Never double-cross your cat.

Perth dog attack: Bull-mastiff cross launches at 49yo owner

Perth dog attack: Bull-mastiff cross launches at 49yo owner

Picture: Channel SevenSource:Channel 7Santamaria was taken to Royal Perth Hospital where he was treated for deep bite marks on his arms and injuries to his chest and face.Rangers from the Town of Victoria Park came to the property to collect the dog and are now investigating, according to The West Australian.

Commonwealth Bank: Pet luxury spending doubles in two years

Commonwealth Bank: Pet luxury spending doubles in two years

Getting a dog nails polished is apparently a thing.Source:SuppliedDeputy General Manager for Small Business Nicole McCormack says pet shops have been getting creative.They’ve been offering new services, conveniences and products — all aimed at pampering pets.“Australian pet spending continues to rise and as a result we’re seeing more entrepreneurs launch niche small businesses to cater for the growing demand.