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Furry Food – Planning a Doggy Diet for Your Canine Companion

Having a pet is one of life’s greatest joys. Loving your pets means providing them with the best care possible - routine vet checks, a safe environment to live in and most importantly, a...

Australians love their pets, so why don’t more public places welcome them?

Pets are a common sight in places like cafes overseas, but are generally unwelcome in many public places in Australia.  Anastasiya Lobanovskaya/Pexels Venture to the local shops and you’ll probably see dogs outside on the...

Debunking 5 Of The Most Common Dog Training Myths And Misconceptions

Owning a dog comes with great responsibility, but is nevertheless a rewarding experience. You get a very good companion that will stay loyal and true until their very last breath. Not only will you...

Penalties for animal cruelty double in SA, but is this enough to stop animal...

Australian states and territories have in the last decade reformed their animal welfare laws. Tim Golder/Unsplash Australia is a nation of animal lovers, so when animal abuse is reported in the media, the public...
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The Editors Opinion : The RSPCA claim to be politically neutral – but are...

Promoting the Liberal Parties policies but nothing about the other parties The Toorak Times was made aware yesterday by one of our readers that the RSPCA Victoria appear to be promoting the policies of the...
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Dog don’ts and do-do’s in warmer months

Council is on the look-out for dog owners breaking local laws, with more residents enjoying time outdoors with their pets as the weather warms. The Summer Amenity Program has commenced and Summer Amenity officers and...
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Senate inquiry calls for tougher rules on pet food in Australia

Pet owners need to know the food they feed their pets is safe. Compulsory rules for the standards and labelling of pet food in Australia are among the recommendations in a Senate inquiry report released late...
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Are you walking your dog enough?

A running dog is a happy dog! James Ting/Unsplash Australia has nearly five million dogs, with nearly 40% of Australian households owning one. But it seems that 40% of Australian dogs are not walked enough and that a similar percentage...
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Dogs’ sensitive noses may be the key to early detection of lung cancer

Author Tim Edwards’ dog Tui is part of a team of canines being trained to detect lung cancer in breath and saliva samples.  University of Waikato We know that dogs have an excellent sense of...
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Even a microchipped pet can be lost if your data is out of date

Pets are beloved family members. from www.shutterstock.com From July 1st 2018, every state and territory of Australia (excluding the Northern Territory) will have laws making microchipping cats and dogs compulsory. South Australia is the latest state to make microchipping...