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Give a Dog a Bone, Keep Kitty Happy Christmas Appeal

Give a dog a bone, keep kitty happy Christmas Appeal

Give a dog a bone, keep kitty happy Christmas Appeal 2017.

Give a Dog a Bone, Keep Kitty Happy Christmas Appeal Dates: 25 November – 15 December 2017

Every year, hundreds of Sydneysiders give generously to ensure homeless dogs and cats don’t miss out on the joys of Christmas through the annual Give a Dog a Bone, Keep Kitty Happy Christmas Appeal. Now in its eleventh year, the appeal distributes donations for dogs and cats to animal shelters across Sydney. Continue Reading →

Snake and tick bites in cats

Snake and tick bites in cats

Prepare for snake and tick bites in cats. Photo: Thibault Mokuenko/Unsplash

Summer is the season to be out and about but there are unexpected dangers for outdoor pets including snake and tick bites in cats, which are deadly if not treated early! Continue Reading →

Heat stress, dehydration and sunburn in dogs

Heat stress, dehydration and sunburn in dogs

Heat stress, dehydration and sunburn in dogs.
Photo: Jesse Schoff/Unsplash

Summer is a great time to be out and about with your dog; swimming, taking long walks, exploring parks, camping and more. However, Dogs NSW warns the hot weather also brings unexpected summer dangers including heat stress, dehydration and sunburn in dogs that can be deadly! Continue Reading →

Snake and tick bites in dogs

Snake and tick bites in dogs

Summer dangers – snake and tick bites in dogs. Photo: Rodion Kutsaev/Unsplash

Summer is a great time to be out and about with your dog; swimming, taking long walks, exploring parks, camping and more. However, Dogs NSW warns the hot weather also brings unexpected summer dangers including snake and tick bites in dogs that can be deadly! Continue Reading →

New Bondi Vets revealed!

New Bondi Vets revealed!

New Bondi Vets left to right: Dr Alex Hynes, Dr Peter Ricci, Dr Danni Dusek and Dr Lewis Hunt. Photo: supplied

The producers of the hit program, Bondi Vet, have revealed TV’s newest vet stars, following a nationwide search.  After thousands of nominations and tens of thousands of votes, the show’s creator, WTFN Entertainment has announced that there will be four new Bondi Vets! Continue Reading →

Dogs with lymphoma are needed for anti-cancer drug trial

Dogs with lymphoma are needed for drug trial

Dogs with lymphoma are needed for drug trial. Photo: John Price/Unsplash

Dogs with lymphoma are needed in Sydney, NSW to help evaluate a promising new anti-cancer drug! Continue Reading →

Parvovirus in Australia hot spots warning

Parvovirus in Australia hot spots

Parvovirus in Australia hot spots. Photo: Adam Grabek/Unsplash

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is asking owners to make sure their dogs are up-to-date with their vaccinations with a high risk of exposure to parvovirus in Australia at this time of year.   Continue Reading →

Australian WWI war animals honoured in Pozieres

Australian WWI war animals memorial in Pozieres.

Australian WWI war animals memorial in Pozieres. Photo: AWAMO

Over 9 million WWI war animals died during the Great War including many thousands of Australian war horses, mules, donkeys, pigeons and dogs and no Australian war animals were returned home due to quarantine restrictions. Continue Reading →

Gina Collins’ top tips for choosing a dog sitter

Tips for choosing a dog sitter

Tips for choosing a dog sitter. Photo: Nomao Saeki/Unsplash

Going on holiday soon? If you can’t take your pet with you, you have a few options to make sure your pet is well looked after while you are away.  You could ask a friend to stay at your place or use a pet sitter or book your dog into a boarding kennel/book your cat into a cattery.  Gina Collins from Paws Galore, dog walking and pet sitting business, shares her top tips for choosing a dog sitter. Continue Reading →

Cat Vet Dr Kim’s tips for choosing a cattery

Tips for choosing a cattery

Dr Kim’s tips for choosing a cattery. Photo: Alex Jodoin/Unsplash

The holidays are fast approaching, perhaps you’re thinking of taking the family to Bali or Hamilton Island or taking a few days leave to watch Roger Federer compete at the Australian Open Tennis in January.  Before you get out the credit card, who will look after your cat while you are away? Cat boarding is one option.  Choosing a cattery carefully is important for your cat’s well-being and to give you peace of mind while you’re wine tasting in Western Australia. Continue Reading →

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