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Festive food and pets don’t mix

Avoid an unplanned visit to the vet this Christmas!  Festive foods and pets don't mix! The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is advising pet owners to be careful about keeping festive food well away from animals this Christmas. AVA President, Dr Paula Parker,...

Great Christmas gift ideas for cats

Entertaining the kids over the Christmas/New Year holidays can be stressful enough. But you won’t have to worry about Fluffy with these great Christmas gift ideas for cats. We’ve asked a few cat-loving experts for their ideas to keep cats entertained and happy over...

Future Vets Kids Camp in Sydney

Future Vet Kids Camp offers kids a difference this school holidays! Plus, 2019 PetSure Scholarship winners announced!  FVKC is a fun, educational 5-day program offered in Sydney in January. FVKC taking final registrations as camp approaches full capacity. REGISTER...

Great Christmas gift ideas for dogs

Entertaining the kids over the Christmas/New Year holidays can be stressful enough. But you won't have to worry about keeping Fido happy with these great Christmas gift ideas for dogs! We've asked a range of dog loving experts for their ideas to keep dogs entertained...

Surviving Christmas and pets, keep everyone happy!

Christmas is the time to eat, drink and be merry but when you add pets into the mix... your special day could end in tears, a dog bite or an emergency visit to the vet hospital.  A busy house full of guests and noise can be very stressful for animals, and all those...

Better behaviour assessment for shelter dogs

Better behaviour assessment could be the key to more successful adoptions and reducing the risk of euthanasia for shelter dogs, according to new University of Queensland research. School of Veterinary Science PhD candidate Liam Clay is collaborating with RSPCA...

Pets and fireworks tips from RSPCA Australia

Fireworks are an inevitable part of the festive season in Australia.  While New Year’s Eve, in particular, is a huge celebration and a lot of fun for most people, noisy fireworks can terrify our companion animals. RSPCA Australia has put together a list of tips on...

Dogs make the best bed buddy for a woman says research

Who’s sharing your bed tonight? Thanks to research published in the Anthrozoos journal, the least disruptive bed buddy for a woman is actually a dog. The findings also showed that a cat and human were equally as disruptive. People in many parts of the world commonly...

Vets Beyond Borders veterinary volunteers save lives

Veterinary volunteers in the Christmas spirit, generous all year round   Many veterinarians see their work as a calling and have an ongoing desire to give back to the animal kingdom.  Veterinary volunteers with Vets Beyond Borders, an Australian-based international...

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? ...

Audio books for dogs

Given Australia’s love for our furry friends, Audible for Dogs launched on Friday 2 November 2018. The wonderful Osher Günsberg and his cavoodle pup, Frankie is onboard as ambassadors, as well as University of Adelaide animal behaviourist, Dr. Susan Hazel, to...

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