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Respiratory complications in brachycephalic dogs

Respiratory complications in brachycephalic dogs

Incidence and management of post-operative respiratory complications in brachycephalic dogs (flat-faced breeds) Study Brachycephalic dog breeds (those with very short muzzles, ie, flat-faced) such as British Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Pugs, and Pekingese are common...

Predatory behaviour in greyhounds

Predatory behaviour in greyhounds

Preventing predatory behaviour in greyhounds Greyhounds can become good companion animals after their racing career is over.  However, predatory behaviour in greyhounds may keep some of these sighthounds from being adopted.  Predatory behaviour is when greyhounds...

Indoor cats prefer covered over uncovered litter boxes

Indoor cats prefer covered over uncovered litter boxes

Understanding cats’ preferences: Indoor cats prefer covered over uncovered litter boxes In developed countries like Australia, pet cats are commonly kept indoors, with limited or no access to outdoor areas.  Indoor cats use litter boxes to urinate and defecate but if...

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...

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