Healthy dog socialisation starts at an early age, but is important for all dogs, young or old. Socialisation sets the groundwork for easy interaction and play as they grow older.
There's a few important things to keep in mind when it comes to dogs playing together...
Pets of the Homeless is an outstanding Australian charity, founded in 2015 in Melbourne by Yvonne Wong.
Yvonne started out small - she bought the pet supplies and then set out on the street by herself to hand the items out. After sharing stories of her experiences on social media, she saw that people resonated with her work; an online community started to grow around it and the donations came flooding in.
New dog owners are sometimes surprised to find that chocolate is highly toxic to dogs. The reason is due to an ingredient in chocolate called theobromine, which cannot be metabolised properly by dogs.
Dr Alex Avery from the Our Pets Health blog has created an easy to use chocolate (theobromide) poisoning calculator for dogs. You enter your dog's weight in kg and it calculates the level of chocolate ingestion at which mild and severe poisoning will occur.
Pet tracking devices (also known as pet wearables) are small devices used to track the physical activity and health of dogs and cats.
University researchers have conducted a survey on 19 market leading pet trackers and concluded that they all gather far more data about the owner than the pet. Its generally unclear what happens to your private data after its been collected. The data can in all cases be used to personally identify the pet owner.