Ask anyone if single parents should adopt a pet and you’ll receive a slew of opinions. On one hand, pets are a great source of companionship for kids and can teach them responsibility and selflessness. In fact, they might even help kids cope with the stress of their parents’ separating or loss of a parent according [...]
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With summer around the corner and summer weather on its way, families and pets will be enjoying more outdoor activities. But a vet from DOGS NSW, Dr Karen Hedberg, is warning pet owners that it is one of the most dangerous times of the year for our furry friends. She said this is due to [...]
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You are probably the most caring pet parent your dog could ever have but did you know that caring for a furry friend requires regular trips to the veterinarian, irrespective of your pet’s health condition? This is especially so if your dog is overweight or old. Yes, you do take utmost care of your pets [...]
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With predictions of extreme weather this summer, families are being urged to have a fire plan – which includes ALL members of the home. Whatever pet you may have, whether that be a dog, a cat, a bird or a rabbit, they deserve to be considered too, in the event of an emergency. A few [...]
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We often hear about people who suffer adversity and turn it into good works. That’s why we want to share the story of Poppy Frances who was named the RSPCA Victoria Ambassador earlier this year. Without going into too much detail, which is very distressing, at only 11 years of age, Poppy witnessed an unspeakable [...]
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FACT: Like children, dogs don’t get born with a “bad behaviour” gene. They learn it. From you or previous owners! Sadly, many dogs with behavioural problems end up in the pound, as some owners believe that they have a “bad dog” – so they simply transfer the problem to someone else. Of course some dogs […]
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A recent study* found there are about 24 million pets owned in Australia. But surprisingly only 26 % of dog owners and 19 % of feline owners had pet insurance.* So why is there such a relatively small percentage of pet owners with an insurance policy? According to Animal Medicines Australia, the 2016 Pet Ownership […]
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According to the RSPCA an estimated 80 per cent of pets over the age of three suffer from dental disease! Of course, dogs have a different diet to humans and naturally, they have a different smell to their breath. But as your dogs ages you may realise their breath changes and they may develop […]
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The most obvious benefit of pet insurance is that should your dog or cat become ill or suffer an accidental injury, it can help with the vet bills so you aren’t faced with difficult choices when it comes to deciding upon treatment. When you compare pet insurance, you may judge the value and then choose […]
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Although us Aussies are well known for our wide-open spaces, the vast majority of Australians actually live in towns where the density of housing is increasing – which means more and more people living in apartments, townhouses and the like. For some who would love a dog, assume that living in a smaller home, […]
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The phrase ‘a dog is a man’s best friend’ isn’t far from the truth for many households, with Australia boasting one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world. But have the lines blurred between man and dog? According to Health For Animals, the Global Animal Medicines Association, the humanisation of pets is […]
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Naming pets should be a simple task… yet it can be tricky and even divisive in the family! Some pet lovers are so conflicted that they put it out on social media to get inspiration for a name! There is the evolving (never to be settled) argument – is it wrong to use human names […]
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The windswept beauty of Tasmania is matched only by it’s sense of adventure. Discovering Australia’s southernmost state is the opportunity of a lifetime. For pet lovers, Tasmania also represents the perfect holiday destination for your furry friend, and with plenty of dog friendly trail walks, beaches, parks and accommodation, you’ll love everything about Australia’s island […]
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