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Pets and Coronavirus boredom busters at home

Pets and Coronavirus boredom busters at home

Stuck at home bored due to the Coronavirus?  Your pets are thinking... 'woohoo! I get to spend time with my favourite humans'.  There's a silver lining to the dark cloud of Covid-19, let's make the most of being at home with our pets.  Cathy Beer, Founder of Pets4Life...

Veterinary volunteers needed for Australian wildlife

Veterinary volunteers needed for Australian wildlife

FIRST BUSHFIRES, NOW CORONAVIRUS Australian wildlife has an ongoing need for veterinary volunteers Bushfires in all affected states have been extinguished, but there is an ongoing need to provide veterinary care to large numbers of affected animals, especially...

No evidence pets can spread coronavirus say Vets

No evidence pets can spread coronavirus say Vets

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) says there is no evidence that pets can spread coronavirus.  The AVA advises pet owners to keep the welfare of their pets a priority, in response to the  recent report from Hong Kong of human-to-animal transmission in a pet...

Lort Smith applauds new laws on pets and renting

Lort Smith applauds new laws on pets and renting

Lort Smith welcomes changes that make it easier for Victorian pets and renting Lort Smith is applauding new laws on pets and renting. As of 2 March 2020, Victorian tenants wanting to incorporate a pet into their lifestyle can request their landlord’s consent via the...

Pets and Coronavirus what to do

Pets and Coronavirus what to do

WSAVA Issues Guidance on Pets and Coronavirus, a rapidly evolving situation  The  World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has prepared an advisory document on pets and coronavirus. The advisory document is offering guidance and a series of Frequently Asked...

SavourLife dog treats voluntary recall

SavourLife dog treats voluntary recall

AUSTRALIAN BEEF BISCUITS TREATS 500G and AUSTRALIAN CHICKEN BISCUITS TREATS 500G SavourLife is voluntarily recalling our Australian Chicken Flavour Biscuit Treats and Australian Beef Flavour Biscuits Treats (in 500g size) with a best before date of between December...

PETA wants you to stop saying ‘pet’

PETA wants you to stop saying ‘pet’

PETA (UK) is calling on all pet owners to drop the word “pet” and “owner” from their vocabulary according to Pet Gazette. PETA argues that such language implies that animals are “no different from cars or other possessions”, and claims this idea is supported by...

Show unconditional love for your cat on Valentine’s Day

Show unconditional love for your cat on Valentine’s Day

The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery.  We do know that during the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that...

Show unconditional love for your dog on Valentine’s Day

Show unconditional love for your dog on Valentine’s Day

The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery.  We do know that during the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that...

Heat stress, dehydration and sunburn in dogs

Heat stress, dehydration and sunburn in dogs

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...

Top tips for a pet-friendly Australia Day

Top tips for a pet-friendly Australia Day

Everyone has their own way of celebrating Australia Day in our wonderful country.  Whether you are having a barbie at home, going to the beach or watching the fireworks, our pets are part of the family and they are often included in the celebrations. We share a few...

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