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Sensory gardens for pet holiday-makers in Sydney

Sensory gardens, pool fun, nature walks, scent games, and sweet naps, now that’s a pet holiday experience! Exploring sensory gardens and magnificent odours, playing scent games and sprinkler pool games, taking nature walks and sweet, sweet naps! There’s not much...

Aussie parents miss their pets whilst on holiday

One in five Aussie parents miss their pets more than their children whilst on holiday Australians’ love for their pets has reached new heights with nearly one in five parents (18%) admitting they miss their “fur babies” more than their own children when they go away...

Pets4Life launches Jetpets Rescue Awards 2019

Open for entries 1 May 2019! SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: 10 APRIL 2019: After a successful launch in 2018 attracting 517 entries, the Companion Animal Rescue Awards is back again this year to inspire rescue groups and animal shelters to continue their efforts in saving...

Wartime cat survived the sinking of 3 battleships

The Australia War Animal Memorial Organisation (AWAMO) shares the remarkable story of a wartime cat called 'Unsinkable Sam'. The black and white wartime cat was originally named Oscar and then became known as Unsinkable Sam started his “career” in the fleet of the...

Sarbi the Australian war animal hero in Afghanistan

Sarbi was a remarkably intelligent hound that became a war animal hero for the Australian Special Forces during the war in Afghanistan. The black lab and Newfoundland-cross was adopted by the Australian Defence Force to become an Explosive Detection Dog (EDD). She had...

Canine brachycephaly is a welfare problem

Canine brachycephaly (flat face) is a systematic welfare problem according to the latest research article in RSPCA Science Update 64. Canine brachycephaly is a mutation that causes shortening of the skull and gives dogs such as Pugs and French Bulldogs their...

ANCATS 22nd Anniversary Cat Show in NSW

Calling lovers of glamorous felines right meow! If there was a show of pedigree cats that defined glamour and elegance, it’s the ANCATS 22nd Anniversary Cat Show in Sydney held on Sunday, March 31 in Menai, NSW. Australian National Cats Inc proudly presents the Seven...

Dr Leigh covers dog scooting

Veterinarian Dr. Leigh Davidson from Your Vet Online covers all you need to know about dog scooting.  Dr Leigh says there are quite a few potential reasons why your dog might scoot along the floor on their bottom. The main reason they do this is that they are either...

Hill’s Pet Nutrition canned dog food recall

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is expanding its voluntary recall of canned dog food products due to elevated levels of Vitamin D.  This expansion relates to the same vitamin premix that led to the 1 February voluntary recall. Please click here for the full list of products...

Travelling With Pets on Australia’s East Coast

Travelling with your beloved dog, cat, bird or horse? Independently researched and collated, Travelling With Pets on Australia's East Coast 4th Edition explores the best pet-friendly accommodation (from 5-star hotels to campgrounds) between Melbourne and Cairns. ...

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