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Recipes for cats and dogs

The Book of Treats is full of easy and delicious recipes for cats and dogs from Vet Shop Australia.  It has recipes for special occasions, different seasons or just for fun for your favourite fur-friends to enjoy. With this pet recipe book, we hope to bring joy and...

Safety of pet food report

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) welcomes the release of the Pet Food Senate Report “Regulatory approaches to ensure the safety of pet food”. In its submission to this Inquiry, the AVA made five key recommendations: All pet foods sold in Australia,...

World’s first surgery saves puppy’s life

Surgeons from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) have successfully carried out the world's first surgical repair of a complex combination of heart defects in a dog. The abnormalities required tricuspid valve repair surgery along with the repair for the common atrium....

Adopt a Medium Female Mixed Breed Puppy in W.A

You can adopt a medium female mixed breed puppy in W.A.  This is Portia from Saving Animals From Euthanasia (SAFE) Karratha.  Portia is a newbie in the SAFE program and her carer says she's great with other dogs, gentle with humans, a snuggly sleeper, a very clever...

AUSTRALIA-WIDE WINNERS FOR COMPANION ANIMAL RESCUE

517 entries received in inaugural companion animal rescue awards Companion Animal Rescue Awards Founder Cathy Beer from Pets4Life is thrilled to announce the winners of the inaugural Companion Animal Rescue Awards which celebrate and recognise inspiring examples of...

Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse Conference 2018

Lucy’s Project, the peak organisation raising awareness of the link between animal abuse and domestic violence in Australia, will this weekend bring together family violence specialists, veterinary professionals and policy makers for the Lucy’s Project conference....

Inaugural Therapy Dog Awareness Month

Did you know over 20,000 Australians enjoy a visit from a therapy dog each week? From kids in a hospital to residents in nursing homes, anxious uni students and stressed office workers – every day around our nation lives are being uplifted by hard-working canines who...

Tick prevention plan for pets

Act now and put a tick prevention plan in place for pets With the warm weather now in play and the high season for ticks, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is encouraging pet owners to talk to their veterinarian now about ways to prevent serious harm or...

Lisa Lamond’s 6 Tips for a fur free home

HOUSE RULES WINNER AND DOG OWNER LISA LAMOND’S TIPS FOR A FUR-FREE HOME WITHOUT THE FUSS  Australia is a nation of pet lovers, with latest figures showing there are 24 million pets in Australia, and 3.6 million households owning a dog[1]. Our furry friends are a firm...

PetRescue donate directly initiative

PetRescue is Australia’s most visited charity website - PetRescue.com.au.  PetRescue brings thousands of rescue pets face-to-face with thousands of potential adopters every day, and all members are able to list their pets at zero cost. PetRescue celebrated its 14th...

Solution to dog bite incidents in the community

Vets say a sensible solution to dog bite incidents should be based on science The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) says that breed is not a good indicator of behaviour and that legislative decisions in relation to managing dog bites should be based on evidence...

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