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Foster carers needed for PTSD Dogs Australia

Foster carers needed for PTSD Dogs Australia

Australians with PTSD to SkyRocket at Alarming Rate Triggered by Covid and the Bushfires TV presenter and PTSD Dogs Australia Ambassador Tamara Wrigley is calling for funding and a new property for the non-profit, which trains displaced and unwanted dogs to support...

Eat Play Love your dog Giveaway

Eat Play Love your dog Giveaway

This competition is now closed. Congratulations to our winners - Jodie from Dee Why, Kim from Mount Dandenong, and Melany from Queanbeyan.  The book that every dog owner needs, to provide their dog with the healthiest and happiest life possible As a certified dog...

Winter tips for pets

Winter tips for pets

As the temperature starts to drop with winter just around the corner, many pets are likely to require a little extra TLC and attention to keep them safe and happy during winter; and now is the time pet parents should start thinking about what extra support their pet...

COVID-19 and looking after your pet 

COVID-19 and looking after your pet 

    Joint media release from Australian Veterinary Association and RSPCA Queensland: COVID-19 and looking after your pet The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and RSPCA Queensland are encouraging pet owners to continue to proactively care for their pets, hobby...

Second Chance Animal Rescue curbside pet drop off

Second Chance Animal Rescue curbside pet drop off

In these strange COVID-19 times, Victorian animal charity, Second Chance Animal Rescue has created an inventive way to help stay afloat during this crisis - the curbside pet drop off! Veterinarians are classified as an essential service, which means the Second Chance...

CAT TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 VIRUS IN HONG KONG

CAT TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 VIRUS IN HONG KONG

A spokesperson for the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) of Hong Kong said today (March 31) in a media release that a pet cat tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. This is the third animal to test positive in Hong Kong, following two earlier...

Enjoy Easter with your pets safely

Enjoy Easter with your pets safely

With Easter just around the corner, we would like to remind pet guardians about the dangers of chocolate for your furry friends. While for humans, chocolate is simply a yummy treat, for your furry friend it can make them very sick. In fact, death from chocolate...

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...

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