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Nine per cent increase in pet cat vaccination in past year

The Cat Protection Society of NSW has announced a positive change in owner attitudes to responsible cat ownership, with its latest Ipsos survey showing a 9% increase in the number of vaccinated pet cats since last year. But with kitten season around the corner, it’s...

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Benefits of early-age cat desexing

Health communication key to uptake of early-age cat desexing The Cat Protection Society of NSW has announced a positive change in owner attitudes to responsible cat ownership, but with kitten season around the corner, it’s not time to be complacent about keeping our...

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Latest Dog

Chocolate Labradors have shorter life span than black and yellow

Chocolate Labrador Retrievers have a significantly shorter lifespan than their black and yellow counterparts, according to the results of the largest study ever done of the breed in the UK. The median lifespan for chocolate Labradors is just 10.7 years, 1.4 years...

World’s first surgery saves puppy’s life

Surgeons from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) have successfully carried out the world's first surgical repair of a complex combination of heart defects in a dog. The abnormalities required tricuspid valve repair surgery along with the repair for the common atrium....

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Pets4Life’s Book of Treats Giveaway!

This competition is now closed. Congratulations to Natasha Street, TAS, Sally Purbick-Illek, QLD and Joanne Blaik, VIC! Thanks to Vet Shop Australia, we have 3 copies of the Book of Treats to giveaway valued at $14.95 each.  Each winner will each receive one recipe...

CAT LOVERS SHOW MELBOURNE GIVEAWAY 2018

The competition has now closed.  Congratulations to Peter Simpson, Anne Radisch, and Michelle Willoughby! The 3 winners of our Cat Lovers Show Melbourne Giveaway will each receive one pair of e-tickets delivered to directly to their email inbox by the organisers of...

Dog behaviour & Training

9 TIPS FOR CHOOSING A BOARDING KENNEL FOR YOUR DOG

You’re excited, it’s only weeks away until your family is going on holiday!  If you can’t take Fido with you this time, the options are finding a good pet sitter or a dog boarding kennel.  Not all dog boarding kennels are equal. So, how do you know what’s a good one? ...

Pet Wellbeing

Safety of pet food report

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) welcomes the release of the Pet Food Senate Report “Regulatory approaches to ensure the safety of pet food”. In its submission to this Inquiry, the AVA made five key recommendations: All pet foods sold in Australia,...

Adoptable pet of the week

Adopt a Medium Female Mixed Breed Puppy in W.A

You can adopt a medium female mixed breed puppy in W.A.  This is Portia from Saving Animals From Euthanasia (SAFE) Karratha.  Portia is a newbie in the SAFE program and her carer says she's great with other dogs, gentle with humans, a snuggly sleeper, a very clever...

Pet adoption

AUSTRALIA-WIDE WINNERS FOR COMPANION ANIMAL RESCUE

517 entries received in inaugural companion animal rescue awards Companion Animal Rescue Awards Founder Cathy Beer from Pets4Life is thrilled to announce the winners of the inaugural Companion Animal Rescue Awards which celebrate and recognise inspiring examples of...

Pet Parent Stories & Tips

Kelly Giles shares 3 tips for introducing a puppy to a cat

When Daisy, the beloved family Labrador passed away last year, the Giles family took their time before deciding to bring home 'Bee', a Groodle (Golden Retriever Poodle cross) puppy in November.  Little did they know that their 7-year-old cat, Lincoln was not too keen...

Book review

Recipes for cats and dogs

The Book of Treats is full of easy and delicious recipes for cats and dogs from Vet Shop Australia.  It has recipes for special occasions, different seasons or just for fun for your favourite fur-friends to enjoy. With this pet recipe book, we hope to bring joy and...

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