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  1. 4 October 2018 - Animals, Food & You

    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.

  2. 7 September 2018 - Animals, Food & You

    Making the link between family violence and animal abuse

    The University of Melbourne is co-hosting this year's Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse conference, on the link between pet abuse and family violence.

  3. 18 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  4. 30 August 2017 - Animals, Food & You

    Mapping Australia’s snakebites for pets

    The first-of-its-kind Snakebite Map project, devised by vets at the University of Melbourne, tracks where and when our pets are being bitten around Australia.

  5. 23 December 2016 - Animals, Food & You

    Make sure your pets have festive fun too

    The festive season poses all sorts of risks for our beloved pets, but with some careful planning they can enjoy the holidays too.

  6. 23 September 2016 - Go Figure

    Why a cat’s whiskers are the bee’s knees

    Whether being used to aid navigation, warn of incoming predators or mop up milk, whiskers are an important addition to a cat's senses.

  7. 2 November 2015 - Animals, Food & You

    If your fur baby is too fat, you probably are too

    Researchers think our dogs are too fat because we humanize them, which makes us want to feed them more. But this has an impact on their quality of life.

  8. 4 September 2015 - Go Figure

    Can I keep this little guy as a pet?

    They are postcard-perfect animals who look like they'd give good cuddles, but that doesn't mean koalas will live happily every after as your household pet.