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Tue, 21 May 2013 10:41:00 EST
|Future Vet Kids Camp - educating and inspiring kids
At Future Vet Kids Camp in Sydney, adventurous kids aspiring to become veterinarians have done so and much more. The camp teaches nine to 16-year-olds about working with animals in a fun, educational and up-close-and-personal setting, inspiring them to make a difference in the world from a young age.
Read how you can enroll your kids to this amazing Future Vet Kids Camp Programs...
|Calm Sheep Come When Called
Yass wool grower John Powell has harnessed the power of his children's pet lambs to teach 700 superfine Merino wethers to come to his call.
Read how his practices have now been noted by the Australian Animal Welfare Strategy to identify and promote new management practices for improving farm animal welfare.
|RSPCA STATEMENT: Time for a change to the way we export beef from Australia
The RSPCA has made a strong statement regarding the failure of LIVE EXPORT of cattle, sheep and other farm animals.
They are proposing that Australia move to selling meat not live animals. Read their ideas...
|Emergency vets warn about the dangers of canine bloat
Emergency veterinarians are seeing a spike in canine bloat cases, warning owners to be more vigilant during feeding time.
Read the signs and how to prevent Canine Bloat disease here...
|Victorian dog groomer crowned 2013 Supreme Royal Grooming Champion
Four of Australia,s top dog groomers battled it out in the Pet Industry Association of Australia,s inaugural Sydney Royal Grooming Competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show last week, crowning Melanie Newman of Victoria the 2013 Supreme Royal Groomer.
Read the story behind the successful winning of Melanie Newman here...
|AQUARIUM LIVE FISH IMPORTING BUSINESS WITH INTERACTIVE WEBSITE FOR SALE
Aquarium Import Business for Sale in NSW Due to Ill Health. Buy an aquarium business with benefits!
Read more of this fantastic opportunity with this aquarium business coming up for sale
|RSPCA renews call for CCTV to be installed in all abattoirs
Following last night's ABC Lateline investigation into horrific acts of animal cruelty at a NSW abattoir the RSPCA is once again calling for CCTV to be installed in all abattoirs.
Read how important is CCTV in abattoirs in related to animal welfare
|Veterinarians warn pet owners to keep treats to themselves this Easter
Veterinarians are no strangers to animals coming in with poisoning during Easter. Chocolate poisoning in dogs is a big problem, particularly dark chocolate, which contains a higher level of the toxin 'theobromine', says veterinarian Dr Sarah Goldsmid from the Animal Referral Hospital in Sydney.
Read which foods are of danger to your pet
|Long paw of the law
Victoria Police and the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service have jointly saved three police dog puppies after they were left without a mother.
Read about the action of Customs and Border Protection officers here...
|Pet lovers calling for changes to dangerous dog laws in WA
In the wake of state elections on March 9, pet lovers backed by the Labor Government in Western Australia are calling for changes to dangerous dog laws that are giving communities a false sense of security and putting thousands of innocent dogs at risk.
Read about the changes of dangerous dog laws in WA here...
|You & Your Pets Survey
Animal behaviourist Dr Joanne Righetti has a survey for pet owners about their life with their pets.
Read how you can vote the pets survey here...
|Promising Cancer Treatment for Dogs Now Available in NSW
Sydney's Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) has become the first veterinary hospital in NSW to offer bone marrow transplant (BMT), a medical procedure that saves thousands of human lives each year and is now one of the most promising treatments for dogs with lymphoma.
Read more about the hope of cancer treatment for dogs here...
|Bondi Vet's Dr Lisa Chimes comes on board as Cats, Canines & Cupid Ambassador
Dr Lisa Chimes, known for her role as one of the vets on Channel Ten prime time program 'Bondi Vet' is hoping to make Valentine's Day truly meaningful by coming on board as an Ambassador for the Cats, Canines & Cupid campaign.
Read more about her involvement as Cats, Canines & Cupid Ambassador here...
|Make Your Valentine's Truly Meaningful
Why not make this Valentine's Day truly meaningful by raising much needed funds for Vets Beyond Borders as part of their Cats, Canines and Cupid campaign. It is a fun and exciting opportunity for pet and animal lovers from all over Australia to share the love with our furry friends overseas.
Read more about how you can contribute in the Cats, Canines and Cupid campaign...
|Fireworks Frighten Furries
Every year thousands of animals suffer from the noise of fireworks. The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is reminding pet owners to follow some simple guidelines over the festive season to ensure their pets don't suffer.
A message from the Australian Veterinary Association about the impact of fireworks on pets and horses. Many pets suffer injury or get lost when fireworks are around but this can be avoided. Read more about
pets and the danger of fireworks...
|Pet Industry Association responds to pet "kill rates" debate
Pet stores will help to reduce the number of abandoned dogs euthanased each year with a major industry policy being rolled out across the country.
Read about the PIAA story here.
|Australia Slow to Develop New Animal Health Products
Animal health care products are of extreme importance to Australian Pet Owners but Australia is lacking in the field of medicine development.
Read about the Animal health care products here.
|Halloween - A Nightmare for Pets
Veterinarians are cautioning pet owners to be aware of the stresses and dangers of Halloween and to keep their pets safe.
Read how you can keep your pet safe here. There are many threats to your dog or cat during Halloween so read on to be prepared to protect your pet.
|Sydney Dog Lovers to Unite Against Breed Specific Legislation
Hundreds of dog lovers are expected to gather at Martin Place in Sydney on October 28 to rally against Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), which has forced the death of many family pets because of their Pit Bull appearance since Victoria passed the legislation last year.
Read more about the rally here
|How to Pick the Perfect Pet Sitter
Pet sitters offer a valuable service, especially for pet owners who do not want to put their beloved animals into a kennel or cattery. But choosing a sitter can seem like quite a complicated choice: how do you decide on the person you are going to entrust with your pet's wellbeing? This guide covers a few of the essentials in helping you find the right person for your pet sitting assignment.
Read how to pick the perfect Pet Sitter here
|Dog Grooming Competition Gold Coast 2012
What does a panda, zebra and a bumble bee have in common? They are all dogs!
See the photos of extreme dog makeovers here
|Natural Solution to Dog Bites
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) has launched a comprehensive framework detailing a national policy solution for dog bite prevention.
Read about the dog bites solution here
|International Dog Groomers to Compete in Event of the Year
Dog owners are urged to support their local groomer in Australia's highest quality grooming competition of the year to be held in August in Sydney.
Read about the dog groomers competition's details here
|RSPCA PET ADOPTION IN PETBARNS
RSPCA to partner with large Petbarn chain to lessen high RSPCA kill rates of dogs and cats.
Read about the Pet Adoption here
|'Free range' - has anyone asked the hen??
The RSPCA says the recent debate on the stocking density of hens in free-range systems is confusing consumers and seriously jeopardising efforts to improve the welfare of hens.
Read about the free range hen welfare here
|Malcolm Turnbull MP Launches Pet MRI at Sydney's Animal Referral Hospital
Malcolm Turnbull MP wrote this heartfelt message on his website when his beloved old dog, Mellie, passed away in December from ill health. These words now mark the hallway of Sydney's Animal Referral Hospital to dedicate the veterinary specialist centre's new high field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine to a little white dog Mr Turnbull will never forget.
Read about the MRI facility here
|2012 Royal Melbourne Show Championship Dog Show
Dogs Called To Put Best Paw Forward. Entries to the prestigious Royal Melbourne Championship Dog Show, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, are now open.
Read about Royal Melbourne Show Entries here
|Teachers come together to improve animal welfare
A new education program is improving the understanding and adoption of superior animal welfare practices by both students and teachers alike.
Read about Australian Animal Welfare Strategy here
|What makes a good farmer?
Posing the question 'What makes a good farmer?' RSPCA Australia's Scientific Officer, Melina Tensen will be beefing up Beef Australia 2012 in Rockhampton today, as she presents on community expectations and future trends in animal welfare for beef cattle production.
Read about beef cattle guidelines here
|Brindle Dogs and Puppies $100 off Adoption Fee
Brindle coloured dogs and puppies are finding it difficult to find a new family to adopt them. The AWL has decided to give them a helping hand to gain their forever family. Adopt a desexed, micro chipped, vaccinated, wormed puppy or dog for only $140. That is great value and you save a life.
Read how you can adopt a puppy dog.
|Snakes seized in Kambalda
Officers from the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) and Customs and Border Protection have seized three snakes in two separate raids in Kambalda in the Goldfields region of Western Australia, including an exotic corn snake that is native to North America.
Read more about the Corn Snakes here.
|Grain Checks Equal Grain Cheques!
Grain farmers around Australia are feeling some frustration with fluctuating grain prices following a mostly above average harvest season.
Read about how to improve the quality of the grain here.
|'RED DOG' - FAMOUS AUSSIE KELPIE TO VISIT RSPCA'
The RSPCA is delighted to have 'Koko' the red kelpie, star of the hit Australian movie Red Dog, at its Malaga shelter in Western Australia for a visit.
Read about the cinema giant's support for the RSPCA and their generous donation to animal welfare.
|Ticks Almost Cause A Tragedy
For those animal lovers who thought tick season was over - think again!
Read about the 5 month old puppy that survived from live-threatening paralysis tick bites.
|STOLEN PARROTS! BE ON THE LOOKOUT!
Thousands of dollars worth of exotic parrots were stolen from a bird breeder's own home in the early hours of Friday morning 6 January 2012. We are asking everyone to be aware.
Read the details on the missing parrots.
|Dog Health Research Grants for 2012
The Australian National Kennel Council's (ANKC) Canine Research Foundation has announced research grants awarded for 2012.
Read more about the Dog Health Research Grants for 2012. Find out who won them and what grants are available.
|Scout to defend Waggiest Tail Title at Big Day Out for Dogs 2011
Miniature Longhaired Dachshund "Scout" is looking forward the Big Day Out for Dogs on Sunday, 11 December so she can defend her title of Waggiest Tail.
Read more about the Big Day Out for Dogs
|Pet Rescue taking place around Australia around the clock
Pet and other animals are being rescued 24 hours a day all around Australia as the pet loving Australian community members spread news of the plight of abandoned pets including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, fancy rats and mice, ferrets, horses and farmyard pets like goats, sheep, cattle, alpaca, llama and other animals that have been dumped or whose owners can't for some reason keep them anymore.
Adopt a pet yourself or just read how others are involved in pet rescue
|Pet Expo 2011
Million dollar makeovers for our furry friends are taking place as this goes to air at Groomex 2011 during the Creative dog grooming competition at Sydney Showground, Olympic Park at Homebush.
See what goes on at a Dog Grooming Competition and view the amazing photos of creatively groomed dogs.
|MRI just for pets: Taking pet care to a new level
Our pets can now receive the same level of care that their human family members receive in hospitals thanks to the recently installed high field MRI machine, specifically designed for companion animals, at the Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) in Sydney.
Read how MRI for animals can help veterinarians easily investigate hard-to-diagnose problems.…
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