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Key changes & improvements to PIAA Grooming Competitions

The role of the PIAA is to defend the industry, so that all of our members can continue to operate at a standard that ensures our long term viability. Ultimately its about ensuring that every Australian continues to have the right and ability to own and enjoy the love...

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Lets keep Australia Pet Friendly

Proposed changes to rental legislation in Victoria will open up doors for pet owners and the rest of the nation should follow their lead. Australian TV vet and author, Dr Chris Brown is a firm advocate for changing the stigma around pets in rentals and strata....

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Stop Puppy Farming – WA Public Consultation Now Open

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has launched a consultation paper outlining a range of proposals to prevent puppy farms in WA. The paper outlines the Government’s proposed measures to stop puppy farming in WA by introducing: mandatory...

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Mars Petcare signs agreement with REDcycle

Mars Petcare Australia has signed a partnership agreement with REDcycle which provides a route for its dry pet food bags and flexible pouches to be recycled into a range of outdoor products. As the first Australian pet food company to join the program, the agreement...

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AVA media statement – Megaoesophagus in Dogs

Following several recently confirmed cases of megaoesophagus in dogs, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is advising dog owners who have concerns about their dog’s health to seek veterinary advice. AVA President, Dr Paula Parker said that megaoesophagus is a...

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Do you think about your pets mental health?

The biggest pet welfare problem in Australia is owners not taking care of their animals’ mental health, a vet behaviour specialist is warning. “We know that at least 20 per cent of dogs have some kind of anxiety issue, which is about the same rate as in...

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7 less obvious tips for travelling safely with your pet.

Travelling with our four-legged friends is sometimes a necessity and other times it is something we truly enjoy with them. Whether we’re taking them to a local veterinarian or half-way across the country for business or leisure, we need to take basic safety...

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