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Show unconditional love for your cat on Valentine’s Day

Show unconditional love for your cat on Valentine’s Day

The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery.  We do know that during the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that...

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Calls to stop advertisements for free pets at Christmas

Calls to stop advertisements for free pets at Christmas

Calls to Gumtree to stop advertisements for free pets at Christmas are being ignored by the online marketplace, despite being made aware that free pets are often abandoned in the New Year. In previous years, more than 300 unwanted pets in Sydney alone were abandoned...

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Message from AVA on companion animals and COVID-19

Message from AVA on companion animals and COVID-19

AVA President Julia Crawford video message: companion animals and COVID-19 AVA President Dr Julia Crawford has released a video message, regarding the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for Australian pet owners and veterinarians. Dr Crawford has provided much...

SavourLife dog treats voluntary recall

SavourLife dog treats voluntary recall

AUSTRALIAN BEEF BISCUITS TREATS 500G and AUSTRALIAN CHICKEN BISCUITS TREATS 500G SavourLife is voluntarily recalling our Australian Chicken Flavour Biscuit Treats and Australian Beef Flavour Biscuits Treats (in 500g size) with a best before date of between December...

Offers

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...

Travelling With Pets on Australia’s East Coast book giveaway

Travelling With Pets on Australia’s East Coast book giveaway

This competition is now closed.  Congratulations to our 5 winners - Amanda MacLean, NSW; Wendy Gray, VIC; Priscella Rap, VIC; Sue Green S.A.; and Tracey Conry, NSW. You can WIN one of 5 copies in our Travelling With Pets on Australia's East Coast book GIVEAWAY!...

Dog behaviour & Training

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...

Pet Wellbeing

Australian Red Cross online first aid course for cats and dogs

Australian Red Cross online first aid course for cats and dogs

Pet owners, do the social distance & learn new skills to save your pet in an emergency As the country is socially distancing, as we all do our bit to flatten the curve, many are looking for useful ways to spend our extra time at home. Pet lovers can gain new...

Travelling with pets

Travelling with pets tips

Travelling with pets tips

The festive season can be a busy time of year for humans, but it’s also a very busy time for our pets. Summertime is often associated with holidays, social occasions and severe weather, all of which can pose risks to our furry, feathered and scaly friends.  Dr Anne...

Pet adoption

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...

Animal Stories

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...

Book review

TRIM The Cartographer’s Cat

TRIM The Cartographer’s Cat

The ship's cat who helped Flinders Map Australia Not many cats get memorials. Trim has six of them! This delightful new book, TRIM The Cartographer's Cat details this remarkable and much-loved feline's story who accompanied our famous explorer, Matthew Flinders....

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