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Stranded cats and dogs to be reunited

Stranded cats and dogs to be reunited

Stranded cats and dogs to be reunited with owners under a new arrangement Cats and dogs may now be transhipped via Sydney to the Post Entry Quarantine Facility in Melbourne under a new temporary arrangement with Qantas airlines when there is no option for them to fly...

Spring pet care tips from PETstock VET Dr Alison Kemp

Spring pet care tips from PETstock VET Dr Alison Kemp

Spring just around the corner! Pet parents must start thinking about what extra support their pet might need, because just like humans, pets too can experience seasonal allergies or threats. From plant and flower safety to allergies and pet sunscreen, PETstock vet Dr...

Survive your teenage dog book giveway

Survive your teenage dog book giveway

You can WIN one of three copies of this fantastic new book, How to love and survive Your Teenage Dog valued at $29 RRP! Like humans, all dogs go through a teenage phase. Their brain is wired for exploration and they are physically in their prime – with energy to...

Help is available to animal hoarders

Help is available to animal hoarders

How many animals are too many? Animal welfare organisation, Lort Smith explains how help is available to animal hoarders. Animals play an important role in our lives, and the current pandemic has made their roles more significant. They have warmed our laps,...

How to love and survive your teenage dog

How to love and survive your teenage dog

New book: How to love and survive your teenage dog – and keep your sanity! Like humans, all dogs go through a teenage phase. Their brain is wired for exploration and they are physically in their prime – with energy to spare! In her new book How to Love and survive...

Dental disease common in dogs and cats over the age of three

Dental disease common in dogs and cats over the age of three

Dental disease in 80% of dogs and cats over age three Dental disease is one of the most common problems diagnosed in pets, with Australian vets finding four out of five dogs and cats over the age of three years exhibit some level of dental disease says the Australian...

Benefits of virtual training your puppy

Benefits of virtual training your puppy

Jennifer Stile was apprehensive when she found out that training classes for her puppy Josie would be moving online because of the pandemic says the article, 'Virtual training can be good for trainers, owners and dogs' by Linda Lombardi. “Initially I said I’d wait...

Second Chance Animal Rescue are offering free pet food

Second Chance Animal Rescue are offering free pet food

Free Pet Food Bank for those Doing it Tough Second Chance Animal Rescue is offering free pet food to anyone who is struggling to afford to feed their animals during these trying times.  Following on from their hugely successful Outreach Program, which offers free...

Respiratory complications in brachycephalic dogs

Respiratory complications in brachycephalic dogs

Incidence and management of post-operative respiratory complications in brachycephalic dogs (flat-faced breeds) Study Brachycephalic dog breeds (those with very short muzzles, ie, flat-faced) such as British Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Pugs, and Pekingese are common...

Predatory behaviour in greyhounds

Predatory behaviour in greyhounds

Preventing predatory behaviour in greyhounds Greyhounds can become good companion animals after their racing career is over.  However, predatory behaviour in greyhounds may keep some of these sighthounds from being adopted.  Predatory behaviour is when greyhounds...

Indoor cats prefer covered over uncovered litter boxes

Indoor cats prefer covered over uncovered litter boxes

Understanding cats’ preferences: Indoor cats prefer covered over uncovered litter boxes In developed countries like Australia, pet cats are commonly kept indoors, with limited or no access to outdoor areas.  Indoor cats use litter boxes to urinate and defecate but if...

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