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Inbreeding reduces litter sizes in purebred golden retrievers

Inbreeding reduces litter sizes in purebred golden retrievers

Data from the Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study shows that inbreeding depression, the result of breeding closely-related individuals, reduces litter sizes in purebred golden retrievers. The study, conducted by Morris Animal Foundation research...

Vets warn against lay practitioners dentistry for pets

Vets warn against lay practitioners dentistry for pets

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is warning pet owners of the health risks posed by lay dental practitioners offering anaesthesia-free dentistry for pets. An increasing number of non-veterinary companies are offering cleaning and scaling on conscious pets,...

Celebrate international Dog Day 26th August

Celebrate international Dog Day 26th August

From incredible working and service dogs to family pets providing us with unconditional love and health benefits, dogs do a lot of good in the world. Yet every year approximately 100,000 dogs are left unclaimed in Australian pounds. While our pooches at home may be...

Rat baits fatal for dogs experts warn

Rat baits fatal for dogs experts warn

University of Sydney experts are warning all dog owners in the inner city and the inner west in Sydney to have their dog vaccinated against leptospirosis and to stay away from rat baits. Experts suggest: All dogs in the inner west and inner city should be vaccinated...

Tango jetsets to his new life

Tango jetsets to his new life

Our 2018 Winner of the Outstanding Rescue Group category, SAFE Inc, share this wonderful heart-warming story of Tango the Labradoodle who was surrendered to SAFE Karratha, flew with Jetpets to Adelaide where he has settled in with his new family, Robin, Steve, Charlie...

11 tips for senior pets to keep them healthy and happy

11 tips for senior pets to keep them healthy and happy

As the temperatures drop in Australia, now is the time to keep our senior pets warm and give them the best care available. Veterinarian Dr Cathie Savage from Chatswood Vet Clinic, explains that just like people, many diseases become more common as our pets age.  As...

Dog welfare complaints to the RSPCA increased yearly

Dog welfare complaints to the RSPCA increased yearly

As reported in the RSPCA Science Update 65 July 2019 edition, a retrospective study was conducted by RSPCA Queensland on the reasons for dog welfare complaints.  It's a concern that the study also revealed the number of complaints received each year increased by 6.2%...

WWI War dog Digger awarded Blue Cross medal

WWI War dog Digger awarded Blue Cross medal

Australia first Blue Cross Award for WWI War dog Digger On Saturday 29 June at the West Croydon RSL in South Australia, Digger a WWI dog that served at both Gallipoli and on the Western Front was awarded Australia’s first Blue Cross Award. The Blue Cross is a...

Top tips to keep your cat warm in Winter

Top tips to keep your cat warm in Winter

Does your cat stay away, meow excessively, hide under the blanket or just being grumpy? It could be a sign that your cat is feeling cold.  The Winter months can aggravate health issues like arthritis in cats.  Don't worry, we have a few simple tips to keep your cat...

Selling or giving away a cat or dog in NSW?

Selling or giving away a cat or dog in NSW?

New rules are in place from 1 July 2019 when selling or giving away a cat or dog in NSW. If you own or care for a cat or dog at any stage during its life, it is your responsibility to provide for its needs and protect its welfare including when selling or giving away...

Dental disease in greyhounds is biggest health issue

Dental disease in greyhounds is biggest health issue

Dental disease in greyhounds is the most common health issue facing this dog breed, according to the largest ever UK study of greyhounds treated in first opinion veterinary clinics. The research, led by the Royal Veterinary College’s (RVC) VetCompass™ program...

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