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Pets4Life’s picks for Dog Christmas Gifts

Pets4Life’s picks for Dog Christmas Gifts

Don't forget your canine friend this Christmas.  Here are our picks for great dog Christmas gifts to keep them happily occupied, stay cool and looking glamorous over the summer holidays. Seasons' Greetings! Dog Christmas gifts - Aussie Dog Monster Treat Ball Our...

Give a Dog a Bone Keep Kitty Happy Christmas Appeal 2019

Give a Dog a Bone Keep Kitty Happy Christmas Appeal 2019

Give a dog a bone keep kitty happy Christmas Appeal 25 November – 15 December 2019 It’s the appeal that keeps on giving.  Every year, hundreds of Sydneysiders give generously to ensure homeless dogs and cats don’t miss out on the joys of Christmas through the annual...

5 rules for pet owners using antimicrobials

5 rules for pet owners using antimicrobials

Vets urge pet owners using antimicrobials with care The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is imploring pet owners to handle any antimicrobials prescribed to their animals with care, as health authorities around the world contend with the threat of antimicrobial...

Dog training industry overhaul needed in Australia

Dog training industry overhaul needed in Australia

SCIENCE SHOWS POSITIVE PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT Pet professionals call for dog training industry overhaul #TrainPetsPositively Science shows a positive, reward-based approach to dog training is best, say Australia's leading pet training organisations. The Association of...

Animals of War poem by Santina Lizzio

Animals of War poem by Santina Lizzio

Their blood stained the land, as they served with pride. A duty to their master, they stood side by side. From the sky, to the sea, through a vast open land, together they fought—both animal and man. They flew through the sky, as messengers on wing dodging bombs and...

WIN a stunning coffee table book for dog lovers!

WIN a stunning coffee table book for dog lovers!

Teeny Tiny Dogs and their Stories fundraising project This competition has closed.  Congratulations to Maren Heinig, NSW! Our Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards Official Photographer, Jo Lyons Photography has created a stunning coffee table book for dog lovers...

Sensory gardens for pet holiday-makers in Sydney

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...

Dogs of the National Trust book

Dogs of the National Trust book

Many incredible dogs have lived at the National Trust places and still do in Britain. This delightful book, 'Dogs of the National Trust' by Amy Fleden tells their stories, from faithful Gelert immortalised in stone at Beddgelert and the celebrated Spaniels bred at...

BEFORE YOU GET A KITTEN GET THE KITTEN CHECKLIST

BEFORE YOU GET A KITTEN GET THE KITTEN CHECKLIST

Buying or adopting a kitten from a rescue group or animal shelter is a big responsibility and a decision that will stay with you for the cat’s lifetime. The Kitten Checklist is here to help you make an informed decision and to help you find a healthy, friendly kitten...

7 tips for Halloween pet safety

7 tips for Halloween pet safety

No scaredy cats here...it's almost the spookiest night of the year.  Halloween pet safety is paramount on 31st of October! In Australia, Halloween is getting bigger and bigger every year.  Halloween is a lot of fun but scary creatures, silly costumes, decorations and...

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