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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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Australian Pet Ownership Statistics

More than 62% of Australian households own a pet. Of these, 38% are dog owners and 29% are cat owners. In addition to this, 59% of people who do not currently own a pet admit that they would like to own one in the near future. According to a survey conducted by Animal...

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Protect your pets from poisonous plants

Getting the garden ready for Christmas/New Year is often on the ‘to do’ list at this time of year. But before people start disturbing existing plants or introducing new ones to their garden, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is urging pet owners to be...

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Grieving the loss of a beloved pet – Tips for coping

Grieving the Loss of a Beloved Pet: Tips for Coping For many pet owners, they know the sheer joy of getting a new puppy or kitten and the agony of loss and grief that we feel when they pass. Whether it was through something quick and unexpected like an injury or...

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