Caring for pets can be a joy as well as a challenge. Veterinarian Dr Anne Fawcett shares her top five tips for ethical pet ownership during this episode of the University’s Open for Discussion podcast.
Australia has one of the highest household rates of pet ownership in the world, with the majority of owners considering their dogs and cats part of the family.
Anne considers pet ownership justifiable "if we make an effort to meet the animal’s needs and ensure that they benefit from the relationship."
Host: Dr Chris Neff
Guest: Dr Anne Fawcett
Producers: Rachel Fergus, Verity Leatherdale
Editor: Caitlin Gibson