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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. ...

Un-muzzling greyhounds in Victoria

Thanks to changes to Victorian Government law from 1 January 2019, pet greyhounds will no longer need to wear muzzles in public says RSPCA publication, The Biscuit. Un-muzzling greyhounds in Victoria is welcome news for owners and those who are thinking of adopting a...

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...

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Just in case you missed it...here's the Ch7 Sunrise segment featuring one of our 2018 Finalists for the Advocate® People’s Rescue Story, Georgi and her cat, Frankenkitten, John and his rescue dog, Tilly and Cathy Beer, Founder of the Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards.

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Meet Frankenkitten, the adorable four-eared, one-eye kitten inspiring future pet-owners to adopt rescue animals. 😻
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