When money means a life or death choice for our dogs
New University of Melbourne research finds many family pets are euthanised for economic reasons, when treatment is possible, but costs are too high.
Why do small dogs live longer than big dogs?
Larger animals tend to live longer than smaller ones, but within the dog kingdom it pays to be small. A University of Melbourne expert explains what's going on.
Dealing with separation anxiety in dogs
Separation anxiety in pets can seriously affect the quality of their life and their owner's, but you can reduce the risks says a University of Melbourne expert.
Protecting Cambodia’s landmine detection dogs
University of Melbourne research has developed a new technique to keep mine detection dogs clearing landmines in Cambodia free of deadly tropical diseases.
What are we doing to our dogs?
University of Melbourne experts discuss the impact of selective breeding, designer dogs and clones on the health and wellbeing of man’s best friend.
A paw in need
Therapy dogs have supported young people experiencing homelessness in a pilot being assessed by a University of Melbourne expert on homelessness and its causes.
Raw chicken linked to paralysis in dogs
University of Melbourne vets have found a link between eating raw chicken and a paralysing condition in dogs, advising owners to stick with regular dog food.
Retraining the underdogs
People with younger onset dementia are finding assistance dogs are improving their quality life, in a trial being run by the University of Melbourne.
Does a wet nose mean a healthy dog?
A dog's wet nose means it's healthy, right? It’s a well-worn adage that drives thousands of visits to the vet, so let’s unwrap the fact from the fiction.
Plant diseases no match for man’s best friend
Dogs still beat electronic sensors when it comes to detecting pests and disease in rough environments.