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Adopting A Cat
Is a cat right for you? People with cats are known to have better general health, improved self-esteem and greater connection to their community. Whether you are a retiree, young professional or
Adoption - 5 tips for welcoming a newly adopted pet into your home
Visiting a shelter, rescue home or a veterinarian to adopt a new pet is an exciting time for any new pet owner. There are so many things to think about when welcoming your new pet into your family, so we have picked five of the most important things to consider.
Boarding your pet and vaccinations
If you’re going away on holidays and thinking of boarding your pet, you may need to start planning early. Kennels and catteries are often full over the festive season, public holidays and school
Children and pets - Family safety - Bringing home a baby
The arrival of a new baby can be very exciting. It can also be a time of immense change, with a new routine and lifestyle for the whole family – including your pets. With a little forward planning
Five ways that your cat says I love you
Cats are known for their dismissive behaviour when it comes to showing affection. Your cat may actually love you a lot more than you think. Here are five signs that your kitty loves you.
Kissing your cat
Many a parent has been known to say “If you kiss the cat, you’ll wake up with whiskers!” While this common falsehood might prevent small children from getting too close, the question remains what are
Moving house - settling your cat into a new house
So you are about to move house and concerned about settling your pets into their new environment. Here's some handy tips on making the transition stress free and as safe as possible for your pet.
New Year’s Resolutions for you and your pet
With January upon us, New Year’s resolutions are a hot topic of conversation. In 2010 when we asked our readers what they’d most like to change in the New Year, losing weight, regular exercise and
Pet Holidays over Easter
Are you wanting to go on a holiday but aren’t sure what to do with your furry friend? It is important to choose the right option for your pet when going away for a period of time – whether this is taking them with you, using a pet boarding service or leaving them with a friend.
It's a pet owner's worst nightmare, your best friend has suddenly taken ill, or been involved in an accident and you are facing a bill you hadn't budgeted for. Fortunately more pet owners are realising the advantages of pet insurance.
Pet selection - Choosing the right pet for your family
Should we get a dog or a cat? Costs and benefits of pet ownership. Where is the best place to get a new pet? What to look for. You have made a decision what do you do next? Taking your new pet home
Photos - tips for taking pet photos
As a pet owner, it is not a hard task to find a fantastic photo opportunity. Capturing the moment on camera is often a little more difficult. Here's some hints and tips on taking great pet photographs.
A selection of our favourite pet related books which we can recommend.
Take your pet on a pet friendly holiday
Would you love to be able to take your pet away on holiday with you? Well it is possible - you just need to find the places that are welcoming to both you and your four legged friend. With careful preparation pets make wonderful travel companions.
The Joys of Owning a Cat
Australians love cats. According to the Australian Veterinary Associate, almost a quarter of Australian households have a cat – more than 2.5 million in total. Whether you’re a young family, a
The perfect pets for retirees
Retired and looking for a furry companion? An extra special sidekick to spend your days with? It’s the time you’ve waited for when bumper-to-bumper in peak hour traffic, packed like a sardine on your
Toxic Foods for your Pet over Easter
Easter is often a time for relaxation, celebration, family (all members) and eating. As a pet parent, there are a few extra things that need to be considered to ensure your pet has a healthy and happy Easter.
Travel - Air and plane travel safety for your pet
Transporting your pet requires planning and organisation well in advance of your intended departure date. This information is intended to assist you in planning for a safe and stress free trip including information on travel crates, anxious pets and more.
Travel - Leaving your pet with a friend or carer during your holiday
Follow these steps and enjoy a well earned, hassle free holiday while someone cares for your pet. Your pet's current health status Book your pet in for a full veterinary health check, including a
Travel - Taking your pet with you on holiday
Some important tips and reminders for taking your pet with you on your well earned holiday. Your pet's current health status A pre-departure holiday health check is recommended for all your pets
Urine stains and soiling - cleaning up
Your cat has unexpectedly soiled your carpet, or your dog has chosen your favourite sofa as a pee place and you want to know the best way to clean up the mess and to stop your pet from doing the same thing again. Read our hints and tips on cleaning pet stains here.
Weight - Body Condition Score
Is your pet a healthy weight? Use the visual indicators to select a Body Condition Score for your pet.
Zoonoses - Healthy pets, healthy people
Zoonotic diseases are those that can be passed from animals to people (like ringworm) and include diseases that infect both people and pets (like giardia). Our pets provide us with many benefits including comfort and companionship. Research has shown that people who own pets are healthier and live longer.