Victoria announces first pet census for data on health, costs and social benefits

Victoria announces first pet census for data on health, costs and social benefits

The Victorian government has announced the state’s first pet census to gather crucial information about owners and their furry, feathered and scaly friends.

Senior dog really isn’t keen on his hydrotherapy sessions

Senior dog really isn’t keen on his hydrotherapy sessions

Lil Hobbs was rescued from the streets of New York City in 2016 (Picture: Kathryn H / SWNS)He began hydrotherapy sessions in July 2021 to help him slowly build up his endurance so he can walk or swim for longer.

Secrets of the cat walk: why some pet owners are taking their feline friends out on a leash

Secrets of the cat walk: why some pet owners are taking their feline friends out on a leash

Vet nurse Nina Gibbins is teaching her two-year-old Burmese cat Summer to walk on a lead.Vet nurse Nina Gibbins has been diligently trying to teach her two-year-old Burmese cat Summer to walk on a lead.

Lonely puppy with wonky legs finds best friend in deaf dog

Lonely puppy with wonky legs finds best friend in deaf dog

Abby and Glitter playing in the park (Picture: Caters News Agency)This is the heartwarming moment a lonely pup born with wonky legs finds a furrever friend.

Man accused of shooting Lady Gaga’s dogwalker released from jail by mistake, sources say

Man accused of shooting Lady Gaga’s dogwalker released from jail by mistake, sources say

Jackson, one of three charged in the robbery and shooting of the musician’s dogwalker in February 2021, was freed by mistake after a court appearance Wednesday, sources told NBC News and NBC Los Angeles.

Dog who had never been on a walk until rescue still waiting for home

Dog who had never been on a walk until rescue still waiting for home

(Picture: RSPCA)A dog who had never received any human interaction before the RSPCA rescued her has spent more than a year at the shelter looking for a new forever home.

Dog who had 'never been outside' saved from barn where she was kept with 44 other animals

Dog who had 'never been outside' saved from barn where she was kept with 44 other animals

RSPCA rescue dog Ellie still waiting for home after 450 days.Ellie was found with over 40 other dogs in a ramshackle barn (Image: RSPCA Wales).

Wales's loneliest dog? Heartbreak as rescue dog overlooked in kennels for 450 days

Wales's loneliest dog? Heartbreak as rescue dog overlooked in kennels for 450 days

Since then, the three-year-old border collie has built up her confidence in the care of the RSPCA.But poor Ellie is still waiting to be picked by adopters at the charity's Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in Upper Colwyn Bay. Ellie and another dog called Charlie at the RSPCA's Newport Animal Centre are the only two pooches from the barn who have not found forever homes and are the RSPCA's longest staying residents in Wales.

Dog owners sensationally told not to walk pets every day as trainer upends years of advice

Dog owners sensationally told not to walk pets every day as trainer upends years of advice

DOG owners have been warned to sometimes skip a daily walk with their beloved pooch, and instead use the time for training games at home in order to improve their pet's wellbeing.

Cockapoo lost use of legs after being ‘poisoned’ by drugs left in park

Cockapoo lost use of legs after being ‘poisoned’ by drugs left in park

Willow the cockapoo was rushed to the vets after a daily walk in St George’s Park, Bristol (Picture: BPM Media/Google)A dog owner believes her cockapoo was poisoned after consuming drugs discarded in a park.

'Worst day ever' Horror dog warning after pet falls ill after ingesting 'drugs' in park

'Worst day ever' Horror dog warning after pet falls ill after ingesting 'drugs' in park

'Worst day ever' Horror dog warning after pet falls ill after ingesting 'drugs' in park.Willow the Cockapoo was on her daily morning walk when she is believed to have consumed "cannabis" or "opiate-based" drug in the park - and subsequently lost the use of her legs.

5 things dog walkers wish you knew

5 things dog walkers wish you knew

Radke, who graduated from American University in Washington, D.C., in 2021, is still a dog walker but now works with private clients instead of using an online service that connects pet owners with caregivers.

Is your dog depressed? Horror pet warning as study pinpoints major signs to look out for

Is your dog depressed? Horror pet warning as study pinpoints major signs to look out for

Study finds nearly three quarters of UK dogs show signs of poor mental health (Image: Getty) Around 8.8 million dogs exhibit behaviour indicating anxiety or depression (Image: Getty)The most common signs include a loss of appetite, destructiveness and low activity levels.

Down, boy? How you can tell if your dog is depressed – and how to help

Down, boy? How you can tell if your dog is depressed – and how to help

This is about dogs showing signs of poor mental health, including anxiety.“It’s an outdated viewpoint to think that dogs just need a walk or two a day to be content,” said Guide Dogs’ chief scientific officer Dr Helen Vaterlaws-Whiteside.Vaterlaws-Whiteside recommends a lot of mental stimulation, problem-solving puzzles .

Cocker spaniel helps toddler best friend take her first steps

Cocker spaniel helps toddler best friend take her first steps

Helping out (Picture: Mercury Press )The family also love going out on walks together – where Lily enjoys holding Billy’s lead and the canine ensures everyone keeps pace with his best friend.

People are loving this dog that looks like ‘Yoda and Dobby had a baby’

People are loving this dog that looks like ‘Yoda and Dobby had a baby’

Yoda and Dobby in one (Picture: Instagram @morkskywalker)Now living in Los Angeles, his new owner Nikki Carvey (who is the founder of Road Dogs & Rescue) regularly posts about his life online.

Disabled Labrador Retriever inspiring others with thrilling adventures

Disabled Labrador Retriever inspiring others with thrilling adventures

‘A couple of years ago she started to have a bit of trouble on one of her hind legs and found it difficult to walk, so I had to do some research and find out what she could do to make Molly comfortable,’ says care worker Jackie from Melbourne, Australia.

Expert tips to stop your dog from pulling on the lead

Expert tips to stop your dog from pulling on the lead

‘As always, if the general guidance isn’t helping, there might be another reason your dog is pulling a lot on the lead – then we recommend getting in touch with an accredited animal behaviourist such as a member of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council.’.

How to get a dog to stop biting on a leash while walking?

How to get a dog to stop biting on a leash while walking?

Not only can leash biting be a fun game, especially when you create resistance by trying to pull it away, it’s also a prolific way for your dog to grab your attention , even if it’s negative.

Teach Your Dog Loose-leash Walking With Our Step-by-Step Guide

Teach Your Dog Loose-leash Walking With Our Step-by-Step Guide

one of the most common issues dog owners encounter, and one that often pushes dog owners to seek professional help for, it’s the star of all training problems, we’re talking about pulling on the leash.