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Winter Cat Care Talks at Cat Protection Society NSW

Winter Cat Care Talks at Cat Protection Society NSW

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Winter Cat Care Talks 2017 at Cat Protection Society NSW

Cat Protection Society NSW is a charity dedicated to finding loving and responsible homes for cats in need and actively working with government and non-government agencies to promote and improve cat welfare.  Cat Protection Society NSW’s winter cat care talks are back! These information sessions will provide up-to-date, practical advice delivered by experts.   Continue Reading →

PIAA Pet First Aid Workshops in Australia

PIAA Pet First Aid workshops in Australia

PIAA Pet First Aid Workshops in Australia

PIAA is excited to be offering Pet First Aid Workshops across Australia. If you are involved in the pet
industry or even a dedicated pet owner, then this course is a must do.  The PIAA Pet First Aid workshops are designed for a caring pet owner, walkers & pet minders, pet boarders, pet groomers and anyone who is simply interested in learning about pet health & pet care. Continue Reading →

Flea-borne spotted fever in Australia

Flea-borne spotted fever in Australia

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Beware of flea-borne spotted fever in Australia – disease is transferred to humans by fleas on infected dogs

Flea-borne spotted fever (FBSF) is a rising public health concern in Australia, according to Dr Rebecca Traub, Associate Professor in Veterinary Parasitology at the University of Melbourne.

“FBSF is transferred to humans through flea bites. In humans, signs of FBSF are non-specific and range from flu-like illness to severe multi-systemic disease. Continue Reading →

A Pooch Affair 17 June 2017

 

A Pooch Affair

 A Pooch Affair 17 June 2017

Canberra’s Doggie Day Out

A boutique indoor event for dog lovers in the Canberra region A Pooch Affair unites those active in the dog community with those whose domestic animals are a part of the family. Continue Reading →

Why is the French Bulldog so popular?

Why is the French Bulldog so popular?

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Why is the French Bulldog so popular?

The popularity of the French Bulldog and other flat-faced brachycephalic dogs in the UK continues to rise. The French Bulldog is set to become the most registered dog in 2017, overtaking the Labrador Retrievers’ 27-year reign at the top. But why is the French Bulldog so popular? Continue Reading →

High meat diet for dogs is best says NZ study

High meat diet for dogs is best says NZ study

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High meat diet for dogs is best says NZ study

By serving up a high meat diet for dogs rather than the “human-like” fare favoured by many, dog owners can improve the well-being of their pet, a new study shows. Continue Reading →

AVA to launch online TV program ‘VeT TV’

AVA launches online TV program Vet TV

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The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and Association Media (Assoc. Media) have teamed up to produce an online news program, Vet TV about the Australian veterinary industry. Continue Reading →

Best Feline Friend cat food recall in Australia

Best Feline Friends cat food recall in Australia

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A popular brand of cat food has been stripped from shelves after claims it has killed some family pets and made others critically ill reported bYahoo 7 News on 8th May 2017.

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Vets fight antibiotic resistance in pets

Vets fight antibiotic resistance in pets

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Vets play a vital role in tackling antibiotic resistance in pets

Australia’s peak veterinary body, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA), says the veterinary profession has long been proactive in working alongside human heath experts to fight antibiotic resistance in pets at every opportunity.

Antimicrobial Resistance – from awareness to action, is the theme of World Veterinary Day on 29 April and it highlights the important role that vets play in ensuring responsible use of antimicrobials in farm animals and in pets. Continue Reading →

Cat facial expression what it means

Researchers unlock the mystery of cat facial expression and what it means

Cat facial expression

Study shows cats facial expression can show they are feeling relaxed-engaged, fearful or frustrated. Photo: I’m priscilla/Unsplash.com

Researchers from the U.K.’s University of Lincoln may have finally unlocked the mystery of the cat facial expression and what it means reports Jenn Savedge, MNN.com

For their study, the team evaluated 29 cats living in an animal shelter in Canada. Using video clips and a computer program called CatFACS (Facial Action Coding System,) they were able to analyse the changes in facial expressions that cats displayed both in presence of humans and away from them. Continue Reading →