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How Ned helped save thousands of Australian rescue pets

The story of how a dog called Ned helped to save thousands of Australian rescue pets is brought to life in an emotional video, released by Forever Friends Animal Rescue (FFAR) to celebrate the charity’s eighth birthday on Thursday, 14 February 2019. “Ned is special...

Australian War Animal Day

Our friends at the Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation (AWAMO) are very excited to announce the first ever Australian War Animal Day! Federal MP Scott Buccholz has announced the 24th of February as the Australian War Animal Day! This will be a national day of...

Vegan or vegetarian diet for cats

Have you changed to a vegan or vegetarian diet and thinking of doing the same for your cat?  Humans can easily switch to a no meat diet very successfully without health problems.  Unfortunately, it's not the same for cats says International Cat Care. A vegan or...

Michaela’s low-cost DIY catio

Michaela Lobb lives in Berwick, Victoria with three 'moggie' cats Vincent, Maximus and Tabitha. When Michaela bought her first house in 2013, she wanted a secure outdoor area for Vincent where he could get fresh air and exercise while still being a house cat. So, with...

Scent detection is a great therapy for all dogs

Does your dog need a nose job? A new dog sport, K9 Nose Work® is taking Australia by storm. Di Randall of Dog Star Training is a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) who teaches pet pooches the art of scent detection using similar techniques to those used by...

Living with a Malamute epileptic dog

Ryan Jones lives in Adelaide with his partner, Sam Castle and a Malamute epileptic dog called Atari. A couple of years ago, without warning Atari had a seizure, he was shaking, frothing at the mouth and stiff.  At the time of Atari's first seizure, Ryan and Sam had no...

Rottweilers most prone to canine osteoarthritis

Rottweilers are the most predisposed dog breed to suffer from canine osteoarthritis according to new research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in the UK. Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease diagnosed in dogs, and this study is the largest ever...

Spoil your pets on Valentine’s Day

It's time to spoil your pets on Valentines' Day!  We can’t imagine life without our pets. They’re always happy to see us and ready with open hearts to love us. Pets can ease loneliness, reduce stress, promote social interaction, encourage exercise and playfulness, and...

Unconditional Love Great Animal Stories

All animals, great and small, are blessed with a natural ability to bring joy to our lives in their own special way.  Some inspire us with extraordinary acts of bravery and courage.  Some amaze us with their incredible talents. But for the most part, they win and warm...

Most popular pet names in 2018

Pet Insurance Australia has just released their 2018 top 10 popular pet names. With some new additions to the list, plus some of the more unusual pet names of the calendar year. “This is a great time of year to celebrate our fantastic pet names,” Nadia Crighton from...

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...

Tips to prevent dehydration in your cat

According to International Cat Care, there may be times when you will need to prevent dehydration in your cat or increase water intake for a variety of therapeutic reasons. Your cat may have idiopathic cystitis and the aim is to encourage it to produce a more dilute...

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