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Actor Liam Hemsworth ‘Doggy Dad of the Year’

Liam Hemsworth 'Doggy Dad of the Year' 2017

Liam Hemsworth and his first rescue pup, Tani

Ahead of Father’s Day on 3rd September 2017, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia named Actor Liam Hemsworth “Doggy Dad of the Year”. Continue Reading →

Over 35% of Aussie cats’ health at risk

Aussie cats' health at risk

Time for a vet check-up for your cat!

Over 35% of Aussie cats’ health may be at risk according to research.  The Village Vets get behind a new campaign urging owners to take action. Feline health risks not always plain to see.

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Dog breeder registration laws in Queensland

Dog breeder registration laws in Queensland

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New dog breeder registration laws in Queensland were introduced to give prospective dog owners peace of mind when buying a puppy.  The new dog breeder registration laws in Queensland has received a very positive response with more than 6500 breeders across the state have now signed up. Continue Reading →

Game of Thrones star asks fans stop buying Huskies

Games of Thrones Star asks fans to stop buying Huskies

Peter Dinklage Photo: found on PETA website

Fans across the country can’t get enough of Game of Thrones, but the show has sparked an alarming trend—an increased demand for buying Huskies because of their physical similarities to direwolves. Continue Reading →

G2Z Summit 2017

G2Z Summit 2017

7th National G2Z Summit & Workshops – September 12 – 16.

G2Z Summit 2017 will concentrate on the largest population of incoming animals to any pound and shelter in Australia – those that are lost and stray.  Continue Reading →

Celebrate National Dog Day 2017

12 ways to celebrate national dog day 2017

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12 ways to celebrate National Dog Day 2017

National Dog Day 2017 celebrates all breeds, pure and mixed, and recognises the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues. This special day also honours family dogs and service dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Continue Reading →

Vets treat shocking number of cat injuries

Cat injuries

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Cats really do need their mythical nine lives! 90% of vets have treated cat injuries caused by road traffic accidents (RTAs), falling from a height and walking on hot surfaces, according to findings from a recent British Veterinary Association (BVA) survey. Continue Reading →

Aussie pets fetch $2 billion in public health care savings

Aussie pets fetch $2 billion in public health care savings

Dr Chris Brown advocates tax credits for pet adoption, Sydney.

Aussie pets fetch $2 billion in public health care savings

Dr Chris Brown calls for tax credit for Aussie pets to stimulate further benefits and encourage pet adoption

To help relieve the pain of ballooning healthcare budgets, well-known veterinarian Dr Chris Brown is prescribing pets to Federal and State governments.

On the back of new data1 released today showing that pet owners deliver a massive $2 billion in public health care savings across Australia, Dr Chris Brown is encouraging policymakers to consider tax rebates or offsets that encourage pet ownership to stimulate further savings. Continue Reading →

Winter Cat Care Talks at Cat Protection Society NSW

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 →

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