The Pet Industry Association demands exacting standards from our members to ensure the welfare of animals and promote responsible pet ownership.

 

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What we believe

The Pet Industry Association is the only industry association in Australia created to represent all businesses in the pet industry. Formed in 1979 as the PIJAC, we have evolved into a peak organisation which aims to create an environment of best practice principles and ongoing learning for improved technology and systems in the pet industry. The Pet Industry Association is run by members for its members and offers a voice for all who join by liaising with governments, animal welfare agencies, as well as pet and animal groups nationally and internationally. We are represented on government steering committees, consultation and advisory groups on pet ownership and industry issues around Australia.

To promote, support and represent a sustainable pet industry because we recognise that pets and their welfare are essential for a healthy society.

This ensures our members thrive and our Association continues to represent the majority of the industry.

The PIAA National Code of Practice and Code of Ethics are quality standards for the operation of businesses in the pet industry supply chain. The Code sets standards that exceed current regulatory requirements. Compliance with the code is a mandatory requirement for membership of the PIAA. An Ethics and Complaints Committee adjudicates any complaints against activity deemed in contravention of the code.
PIAA is a member of the Australian Companion Animal Council and is represented on and works with Aquatic committees nationally, including OFMJG and the NSW Ornamental Fish Reference Group, Animal Welfare Advisory Committees in QLD, NSW, NT and the ACT, the Domestic Animal Management Implementation Committee in Victoria and the Dog & Cat Management Board in South Australia. We’ve also worked closely with the governments in QLD, NSW and SA on pet shop codes of practice. PIAA also holds a seat on the NSW Government’s Companion Animals Taskforce.

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Attention to Aquaculture Association Members – Australia Wide

Use of formaldehyde in aquaculture - compliance with permit conditions.

Parafarm hold a permit to enable the use of formaldehyde in aquaculture.  The permit is held with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA).  The APVMA has sent a letter to Parafarm, and expressed great concern of how formaldehyde is being used in compliance with the Minor Use Permit issued by them.  This letter (see below link) contains information on how to ensure your industry groups or members complies with the MUP.

In short, this requires completion of accreditation with Parafarm - there is no cost.

Veterinary supervision of the use of formaldehyde appears to also require upgrading.  Parafarm has also been communicating with industry veterinarians.

If the APVMA requests a listing of Parafarm accreditied members, this will be supplied.  Parafarm has tried to make accreditation as simple as possible.  If you are using formaldehyde and your name is not on the list (see below link) which means Parafarm has not accredited you formally, then the APVMA may take legal action against you.

Please click here to view the original letter from the APVMA explaining their reasons for their contact.  There is also simple detail on how accreditation is obtained.

If you have any questions, please contact Grant Richards from Allfarm Animal Health on 03 5979 4488

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Study shows owner misconceptions about their cats lifestyle may be placing their pets at risk.

Australians may think their indoor cats are safe and protected inside their homes, but research reveals that 83% of Australian cats have some level of outdoor access, which increases their risk of traumatic injuries, and their exposure to infectious and parasitic diseases.

To mark International Cat Day, the Have We Seen Your Cat Lately? Program is putting the spotlight on the hidden health risks Australian cat owners may not be aware of.
A recently conducted Feline Lifestyle Study*, published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, showed that 66% of cat owners described their cats as having outdoor access, while 34% said their cats were indoor only. However, further questioning revealed that more than half of these “indoor only” cats actually had outdoor access. In total, 83% of pet cats had some form of outdoor access during their lives.1

Media Release - Have we seen your cat lately

 

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Dog Groomer – DOGUE BULIMBA – Brisbane

Do you have a passion for the highest quality of dogcare? DOGUE Bulimba is expanding, and we are currently looking to welcome an experienced Dog Groomer to join our DOGUE Boutique & Spa team. We are entering the very busy grooming season, so we need more...

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Assistant Store Manager (2IC) – Sydney

Join the team in one of the busiest DOGUE stores Work with dogs every day! Opportunity to grow with the company About DOGUE DOGUE is Australia’s leading dog boutique and spa network that provides grooming, day care and retail in high-end store boutiques. We are...

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Dog Groomer – DOGUE BULIMBA – Brisbane

Do you have a passion for the highest quality of dogcare? DOGUE Bulimba is expanding, and we are currently looking to welcome an experienced Dog Groomer to join our DOGUE Boutique & Spa team. We are entering the very busy grooming season, so we need more...

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