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Latest news from the dog industry Mon, 16 January 2016 10:40:00 EST
Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) pedigree dog breeders are devoted to their dogs and want to see their puppies live long, happy and healthy lives in forever loving homes. Sadly, some dogs suffer from hereditary problems and require ongoing veterinary care, which can be expensive and heartbreaking for everyone.


AWLQ launches new greyhound program with a call for foster carers
Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) today launched a program for greyhounds called 'Going Grey - AWLQ', and is calling for foster carers to participate.

Read about 'Going Grey' program here...

High school student wins a special day with Bondi Vet stars!
Have you ever witnessed an eye surgery on a dog? Twelve-year-old Tim Brandt spent his last day of summer holidays as a 'future vet' with Bondi Vet stars Dr Lisa Chimes and Dr Andrew Marchevsky at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH), the home of the popular TV series.

Read about the story of future vet Tim Brandt here...

Making Sense of Canine Scent Detection
Dogs have an extraordinary sense of smell. To explain simply, when humans smell vegetable soup, dogs smell each and every ingredient in the soup. Humans have about 5 million cells devoted to smelling, but dogs have about 220 million, as well as four times the brain power devoted to processing scents.

Read about Detection Dog seminars presented early next year in Sydney by international canine detection expert, Fred Helfers here...

Top Dogs - Who will be the most beautiful of them all?
Five of Australia's elite dog groomers are celebrating their prestigious 2014 State Royal Groomer titles as the year comes to an end, and preparing to clash clippers at the ultimate grooming competition next year.

Read about State Royal Groomer Competition here...

One lucky Campgoer to have Morning Tea with Bondi Vet stars!
Taking a behind-the-scenes tour of Bondi Vet TV show's home - the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH) in Sydney - is the highlight for many kids at Future Vet Kids Camp, which runs during the summer holidays in January. But one lucky campgoer will have a private tour and morning tea with Bondi Vet veterinarians Dr Lisa Chimes and Dr Andrew Marchevsky, plus hands-on experience with furry patients and 'future vet' tips from the vets.

Read about Future Vet Kids Camp kids here...

Online Animal Auctions
Dogs NSW is appalled at the rise of online auctions sites allowing live animals to be put up for auction like things.

Read how you can stop the inhumane practice of online auctioning of French Bulldogs and other popular breeds here...

A natural approach to pet dental health
Dental disease is one of the most common reasons that your dog or cat may require costly surgical and medical treatment. Recent statistics in Australia have shown that 60 percent of pets over the age of three have some degree of dental disease that will require costly veterinary attention - and generally under general anaesthetic.

Read on how to help reduce the risk of dental disease in your dog or cat here...

Unemployed youth put their best foot forward working with pets.
Queensland teenager Sophie Meyer is one of thousands of unemployed Australians in search of employment. The 19-year-old used to work at a day spa while studying beauty therapy but didn't fit in and eventually quit her job and the course.

Read about how young people benefit from working with pets here...

Guide Dogs voted Australia's most trusted charity, second year running.
For the second year running, Guide Dogs has been voted Australia's Most Trusted Charity in the annual Australian READER's DIGEST Most Trusted Brand poll.

Read more about Guide Dogs Australia's achievements here...

Superfoods for your dog
Phivo Christodoulou never imagined he would one day become a Master Dog Chef, inspired by his best friend, Augustine. When the loveable Boxer puppy came along in 2010, Phivo splurged on the best dog foods on the market but quickly found Augustine plagued with stomach problems.

Learn about the healing powers of food and why drugs aren't the answer...

Join our campaign to train diabetes alert dogs
We are raising $25,000 to create a scientifically-designed dog training program that will save lives.

Read how you can support diabetes dogs here...

Increasing backyard poisonings deadly to pets
Veterinarians are warning pet owners about the dangers lurking in the backyard, with the popular Brunfelsia flower topping the list. Commonly known as Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow (Brunfelsia bonodora), this plant is beautiful but deadly.

Read how you can safe your pets from deadly poisoning plants in your backyard here...

Save tax and help Guide Dogs
Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is calling on the public to help raise $1 million to fund the training of 35 new puppies to become guide dogs.

Read more about how you can help to raise some money for Guide Dogs NSW/ACT training progam here...

Pet Industry Association appoints new Chief Executive
Following the recent announcement of Roger Perkins' retirement at the end of this month, the Board has appointed Mr Mark Eagleston as the new CEO.

Read more about the new Chief Executive of PIAA here...

Pet Industry Association Chief Executive Announces Retirement
After over four years as Chief Executive of the Pet Industry Association of Australia, Roger Perkins has announced his retirement at the end of June.

Read more about the news of Roger Perkins' retirement plan here...

Good News For Dog Rescue
Thanks to the support of over 11,000 people signing a petition recently the AWL NSW is able to have a voice on the Companion Animal Taskforce, enabling them to encourage certain initiatives like those announced by the NSW Government earlier this week.

Read more about the good news of Puppy Love petition here...

What not to feed your pet this Christmas
As Christmas approaches we humans get wound up in the festivities and forget that this time of year presents a whole array of hazards to our pets. We want to remind you what not to feed your pet this holiday season.

Read to find out the list of healthy treats options for your pet during christmas and festive holidays here...

Sydney's Animal Referral Hospital recognises people with disabilities who help save animal lives
Sydney's Animal Referral Hospital today celebrates International Day of People with Disability, recognising the achievements and contributions of people with disability around the world, including Brendan Hobson who may be bound to a wheelchair but continues to help save animal lives at Australia's leading veterinary hospital.

Read about Brendan Hobson's experience with the ARH here...

Woof Woof! Giant Bone Ice Sculpture at Bondi Beach
We are excited to let you know about a refreshing new treat for dogs - RUFFS ICE BONES. To mark the launch of this icy treat, dogs and their owners are invited to come along to Bondi Beach on Sunday, 8 December to see a GIANT frozen bone made of ice.

Read about Giant Bone Ice Sculpture here...

Dogs can have a smart phone too... on their nails!
Canine nail artist Zara Shaw of Newcastle, NSW, certainly 'nailed it' at the 2013 GroomEx event in Melbourne last month. The 23-year-old self-taught nail artist and professional dog groomer is "absolutely ecstatic" about winning at the prestigious contest with her IPhone APPS nail art design.

Read about the amazing canine nail art design outbreak here...

Pet friendly strata by-laws in NSW at long last
In the biggest overhaul to strata laws in New South Wales in 50 years, pets will now be allowed by default in units and apartments.

Read about the pet friendly strata by-laws here...

Creative makeovers for pampered pooches
Colourful pooches with glossy locks and painted nails gave supermodels a run for their money in Melbourne on the weekend.

Read about the prestigious GroomEx event here...

Halloween fun for kids, but not necessarily for pets
With Halloween around the corner, veterinarians are cautioning pet owners to be aware of the stresses and dangers that come with the tricks and treats.

Read how you can keep your pet safe during Halloween

Bouncer's eyes said it all
Will you help defenceless animals like Bouncer who have suffered cruelty beyond imagination?

Read how you can help AWL to protect and care for Bouncer and other dogs and cats here...

Australians love their pets more than most
As animal-lovers globally celebrate World Animal Day on 4 October, we are reminded Australia is a country that loves its pets more than most.

Read about World Animal Day here...

New dog sport unleashed: Search and found!
Dogs have an incredible sense of smell and a natural desire to hunt. Where better to unleash their natural ability than through K9 Nose Work®?

Read more about this exciting new dog sport here...

Good News For Kangaroos!
The Russian Government has suspended kangaroo meat imports, offering a reprieve for Australia's most iconic species.

Read more about the Australian kangaroo meat trade here...

Australia's renowned animal behaviourist Dr Joanne Righetti has been appointed Ambassador of Animal Welfare League Australia (AWLA).
Dr Jo will be advocating for the adoption of animals from AWLA-affiliated shelters around the country and promoting AWLA campaigns aimed at strengthening the human-animal bond and positive welfare outcomes for companion animals.

Read about Dr Joanne Righetti's campaign for AWLA here...

GET THOSE TAILS WAGGING - Last chance to enter the Royal Melbourne Championship Dog Show 2013
Presented by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), the Royal Melbourne Championship Dog Show attracts more than 200 breeds and anticipates over 4,000 entries to compete at the 2013 Royal Melbourne Show from Saturday, 21 to Sunday, 29 Sep 2013 at Melbourne Showgrounds.

Read about the prestige event here...

Announcement of Inspector-General of Animal Welfare and Live Animal Exports
Thousands of people, including you, have called for more accountable and transparent animal welfare standards, and we have won.

Read the announcement here...

Dog attacks highlight need to get WA new dog laws right
Western Australians Against Breed Specific Legislation (WAABSL) group responds to the dog attacks around Australia which has left one child dead. Last week, a dog attacked a young boy and his father in Perth. On the weekend, a toddler and mother were also injured in a dog attack in Queensland and a 2-year-old in NSW died after a dog attack.

Read how WA dog laws not working and about the continuing dog attacks on people and children in WA...

AAWS 7th National Workshop Communique
Animal welfare in Australia is set to take a great leap forward and meet changing community expectations through the Australian Animal Welfare Strategy (AAWS).

Read the influence of Australian Animal Welfare Strategy for Australia here...

Can my pet come in too?
SEEKING STUDY PARTICIPANTS: Have you ever had to evacuate from a disaster event with a pet?

Read how you can participate here...

NSW dog lovers say NO to breed-specific killing!
Hundreds of dog lovers from around NSW are expected to March from Hyde Park to Martin Place in Sydney on Saturday, July 13 to voice their opposition to breed specific legislation (BSL), which has resulted in hundreds of family pets being killed by lethal injection in Victoria because of their appearance.

Read more about the protest action againts BSL here...

Winter weather brings perils for pets
From tick paralysis to smoke inhalation due to house fires, winter offers many outdoor and indoor threats to pets, but taking a few precautions will help to protect their health and safety.

Read how you can protect your pets during winter time here...

On June 21 (Fri) the AWLQ rehoming centres are encouraging the community and local businesses to get involved in 'Take Your Dog to Work Day' a day that promotes the bond between humans and their pets.

Read how you can can also win Take your dog to work's competition here...

Animal Welfare League Qld to reopen their doors in Ipswich
The Animal Welfare League Qld will re-open its doors on the 11th June more than two months after Ipswich City Council issued a suspension order after receiving allegations of animal neglect and cruelty made by a disgruntled volunteer.

Read more about the commitment of AWL QLD for Ipswich community here...

Royal Melbourne Championship Dog Show 2013
Entries to this year's highly anticipated Royal Melbourne Championship Dog Show are now open. Featuring more than 200 breeds, the Royal Melbourne Championship Dog Show attracts 4,000 entries from breeders nationally and is considered to be Australia's premier dog show event.

Read how you can participate on Royal Melbourne Championship Dog Show 2013 here...

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.

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 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

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 Mar 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...

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...

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

Sydney Dog Lovers to Unite Against Breed Specific Legislation
Hundreds of dog lovers are expected to gather at Martin Place in Sydney on Oct 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 to partner with large Petbarn chain to lessen high RSPCA kill rates of dogs and cats.

Read about the Pet Adoption 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 Dec 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

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.

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.

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 Dec so she can defend her title of Waggiest Tail.

Read more about the Big Day Out for Dogs#60;/a>

Pet owners unite! Pet lovers around Australia are being drawn together through their own pets more and more frequently these days.

Read about pets are becoming part of our social life.

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.…

Pet News Around Australia
The week at a glance: a roundup of everything that has happened in the Australian Pet & Horse Scene for this week.

Read short pet snippets from papers around Australia this week…

Action Call on Pit Bull Terrier
The Pet Industry Association of Australia is calling for action on the pit bull breed following the pit bull attack in Melbourne in which a 4 year old died yesterday.

Read more about the story here

SOS - Save our Shelter
Financial crisis puts shelter at risk of closing!

Read more about how we can help to save the shelter

Customs Australia Alert
Dogs and dog products you cannot import!

Read this information about prohibited dog product imports from Australian Customs Service.

Lack of pet friendly accommodation killing our pets
A lack of pet friendly accommodation is contributing to the number of animals being euthanised in Australia, say animal welfare campaigners.

Read about the impact of no pet friendly housing in Australia

AWL Pooches off to the Muttropolis Salon
The Animal Welfare League will be working with the newly opened Muttropolis Dog Spa to offer their long term dogs a well deserved makeover.

Read more about the event here

The science of dog lapping
Researchers have discovered that dogs actually 'lap' their drinks in a similar way to cats, contrary to previous beliefs.

Read more about the research here

Urban Tracking Dogs
Don't be alarmed if you see a determined dog in a harness being followed by a group of people in high visibility gear making their way through your neighbourhood. They are likely not the police, but instead competitors in the latest sport available to the Australian dog world: Urban Track & Search trials.

Read more about your local Urban Tracking Dogs

Burnt Down Animal Welfare Shelter Re-Opens!
AWLQ Warehouse Launch Party.

AWL Queensland invite you to read about the destruction of their shelter warehouse and party to reopen new building

Fashion Week lands at the Animal Welfare League and Black is Back!
In the spirit of Fashion Week and the Black Fri weekend (13th - 15th of May), The Animal Welfare League Queensland is offering a free gift for every black dog and cat that is adopted.

Read more about the Black Cat Adoption Week

Animal Justice Party formally registered
The Australian Electoral Commission has formally registered a political party concerned with animal issues.

Read about the Animal Justice Party

Rockhampton Council pound figures 'appalling'
Newly released figures show more than 70 per cent of animals impounded in Rockhampton in March were euthanized.

Read about the euthanasia at the Council Pound Animal "Death Camp"

Aussie Philanthropist to fund low cost desexing clinics
An Australian businesswoman is set to build new low cost vet clinics across Australia.

Read about the new desexing clinics
Warning for dog owners - Camel best for riding not eating!
Some camel meat has been found to contain toxins that cause liver disease in dogs.

Read about dogs dying from eating camel meat
How do overseas retailers affect the Australian pet industry?
While the debate about the lack of GST on purchases from overseas continues, Ellen Magner from The Pet Directory takes a look at how this issue affects the pet industry in Australia.

Read what pet industry members have to say here...
Flood Spreads Parvovirus in Queensland
Cases of pavovirus have drastically increased following recent floods in Ipswich.

Read more about the outbreak of parvovirus
Call for Pet Inclusion During Evacuation
As Australia continues to clean up after a spate of natural disasters, a call has been made to allow pets at evacuation centres.

Read more about saving pets in natural disasters
Breeder Accreditation Scheme to Compat Puppy Farming
A new accreditation scheme for dog breeders in Queensland has been set up in an attempt to combat puppy farming.

Read more about the Dog Breeder Accreditation Scheme
South Australian man found guilty of animal cruelty
A man has been sentenced to five months imprisonment after stabbing his ex-partner's dog and allowing it to bleed to death.

Read about the case here...
Queensland Flood Relief for Pets & Wildlife
The Animal Welfare League QLD started sending pet food and cleaning supplies to the Lockyer Valley and will also be sending more supplies, including food for displaced wildlife, as of next week.

Read about what they are doing for animals and the exact items they need donated...
Flood Relief for Animals in Need
We would like to advise our supporters that Animal Welfare League NSW is making active efforts to relieve the regions of northern New South Wales that are affected by the flood crisis.

How can you help us?
West Australian free-range chicken producer Mt Barker has become Australia's first chicken farm to join the RSPCA's Approved farming Scheme.

Read more about full events here...
Commuters dreams of fairy tale farms shattered!
Reality hits train and bus travellers across Australia today as Animals Australia launch the first national public awareness campaign.

Read more about how factory farmed animals conditions can be seen on buses, trams, and in railway stations...
Queensland Dogs Fight for Restaurant Rights!
Once again Queensland pets are fighting for rights they have in other Australian states. This time it is not the rabbits but the dogs!!!

Read how Queensland politicians are taking a rare stand for animal rights...
$5000 Reward Stolen Dog
2-year-old male purebred Long Coated Chihuahua stolen from the Royal Adelaide Show 8th Sep. Reward is offered.

Read the detail here...
Pet Shops Rehoming Homeless Pets
With animal homelessness high in Australia, pet shops often come under fire if they sell animals. Read about a positive approach by a Brisbane pet shop for providing the public with the opportunity to buy a new pet.

Read this message from Jenni from Brisbane Pet Headquarters here...
Are you guilty of harbouring a WMP?
Have your dog or cat been desexed?

Read this message from Jenni from Brisbane Pet Headquarters here...
Good News For Rabbits and Humans
An end to animal testing chemicals for skin irritation is nigh!

Read about this wonderful initiative by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) where human 'skin' will be 'grown' in test tubes for use in testing skin reactions to chemicals instead of innocent little rabbits...
Farming Puppies for Profit
DOGS Victoria supports the RSPCA in a campaign to stop dogs being used by uncaring people operating puppy farms in Victoria.

Read more about DOGS Victoria actively pursuing the closure of puppy farms…
PIAA Announces New Grooming Courses!
The Chief Executive of the Pet Industry Association of Australia 'PIAA', Roger Perkins, today announced that an in principle Agreement had been reached with a company known as International Grooming Company 'IGC' to run a dog grooming education program around Australia under the auspices and control of the PIAA.

Read more about the dog grooming education program around Australia…
Happy Paws Manager calls for all pound pets to be desexed
Dog and Cat Shelter manager Sally Rogers is calling for pounds to establish mandatory desexing of dogs and cats.

Read more about pounds perpetuating the problem of strays...
The Facts on Pet Shops
An article in Sunday's NSW Sun Herald by reporter Rachel Browne indicates, in part, that sale of animals through pet shops contribute significantly to the unacceptable high rate of euthanasia of pets in Australia...

To read more about the facts on euthanased and sheltered dogs and cats click here...
Students raise money for VIC Police Dog Squad
Parkville University High School students organised an icy pole stand and raised $275 for the Victorian Police Dog Squad...

To read more about the students raising money for the VIC Police Dog Squad click here...
Little Lost Imogen Saved by Jack Russel Terrier Sam
The fireman on the community rescue team stopped his truck and called and the brave little Jack Russel Terrier, Sam came out from the dark, cold bush with little three-year-old Imogen who was holding onto a big gum tree...

To read more about this adventurous little girl and her faithful dog click here...
Breeder Permits to help reduce euthanasia
The Animal Welfare League of Qld supports the introduction of Breeder Permits on the Gold Coast as an important step to reducing the numbers of abandoned cats and dogs which are killed because there are too many for the numbers of responsible homes available...

Find out how Breeder Permits can help reduce euthanasia...
Pet Industry Association announces Roger Perkins as new CEO
The President of the Pet Industry Association of Australia ("PIAA"), Steve Austin, announced today that the Board has appointed Roger Perkins as Chief Executive of the PIAA.

Find out more about the newly appointed CEO of PIAA...
Animal Welfare League Qld Mother's Day Appeal
Encouraging mums to adopt one of our beautiful souls looking for a home and give themselves the gift of eternal love.

Find out more about adopting a pet with Animal Welfare League Qld...
1,000 pets burned to death in UK pet factory
Fire causes unbelievable suffering and tragedy for over 1,000 beautiful animals when a pet breeding factory burned four sheds that housed guinea pigs also known as cavies, rabbits and other small pets.

Read more about the guinea pig factory fire...
Nestlé Purina PetCare Australia announced today it plans to aquire the Accessories and Treats business of The KraMar Pet Company Pty Ltd. The aquisition will take effect from 25th Mar 2010.

Read more about Nestlé Purina PetCare Australia's aquisition of the Accessories and Treats business of The KraMar Pet Company Pty Ltd
DOGS Victoria will be hosting a free public event, "Meet the Dogs of Melbourne" on mon, 26 April from 12 noon at Federation Square to answer these and many more questions about showing dogs.

Read more about the event here
NDTF - National Conference 2010
Saturday 20th to mon 21st March - Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour

This is an absolute must do event for those interested in understanding their dogs behaviour.
Major business development project for South Grafton opening mon 15 Mar 2010
Congratulations to Chris Gough and Associates on the opening of their new state of the art veterinary hospital in South Grafton in the Clarence Valley NSW.

Come along and celebrate the new Riverbank Animal Hospital with us.
Lawyers for Animals?
Swiss newspapers have been buzzing with the special vote held on Sunday 7 2010 to introduce state funded legal representation for abused animals. The vote was defeated by 70% of Swiss voters in the controversial referendum.

Read why Switzerland takes animal welfare so seriously
Horses and Dogs - Attack at Mandurah
Mandurah where horse riding is very popular and the local Council has specific rules for the keeping of horses was in the news recently when a rehomed shelter dog attacked a horse. The horse was bitten severely on the muzzle causing a 10 cm tear.

Read about the rules here
PETWORKS KEPERRA had a cute white Pomeranian puppy stolen.
PETWORKS KEPERRA had a cute white Pomeranian puppy stolen but happily returned by police.

Read about Petwork's bad start to the year with a happy ending.
Australians say no to live export as the Festival of Sacrifice commences in the Middle East
The largest single petition ever lodged with the Rudd Government's Petitions Committee includes the signatures of over 34,000 Australians opposed to live animal exports to the Middle East.

Read about Australian community outrage over the Muslim slaughter of Australian animals exported live to the Middle East
Therapy Dogs take on a new role
The DOGS Victoria Therapy Dogs have traditionally visited residents in aged care homes. The benefit of having these dogs visit is undeniable and program organiser Nicky Abell wanted to share those benefits with even more people and is currently working hard to expand the reach of the Therapy Dog Program.

Learn more about the Therapy Dog Program and how you can help.
Forever Homes Appeal
My name is Africa. I am one of thousands of dogs at the RSPCA who found my forever home thanks to you. Our stories are different. But our needs are the same. And they are simple. We just want to give love and to feel love. Can you help us?

Read how you can help Africa and his friends
There are eight jockeys taking to the field in the Melbourne Cup who the RSPCA believes are showing real leadership in horse welfare.

Find out who eight jockeys are here...
2 Labradors Seeking Home
We are moving overseas in just 2 weeks. Unfortunately, I have still not been able to find a good home for Cookie and Coco . We're not able to take our beloved doggies with us and I've been desperately trying to find a home for both of them 'together'

Read how you can adopt Cookie and Coco here
Pet Industry Trends
The Pet Industry has come up tops in recent statistics with it boosting up the CPI of the recreation industry which had fallen in the last quarter.

Read statistics on the recent 2009 growth in the pet industry.
Sydney's most popular family Expo is on again full of great attractions and non-stop entertainment to delight Expo visitors. This year's Expo promises to be the biggest and best ever with over 150 exhibitors taking part and a huge variety of pets and animals to see. It's a great fun day out that's sure to please every member of the family.

Find out more about Sydney Pet and Animal Expo here
Maltese Dog labelled a "Terriorist"
Sad news stuck the airlines today when it was announced that the Maltese 'Terrier' has been put on the dangerous dogs list in NSW.

Read more about how this happened and a factual defence of the Maltese Dog now labelled as a terrorist amongst dogs in NSW.
The Glamorous World of The Australian Pet Trade
View photos of pet product stands, extraordinary dogs, new pet products, interesting pet traders and glamorous people at the trade only Pet Expo.

Get a glimpse into the little known world of the pet industry.
Australian National Basset Hound Show
Victoria will host a National Basset Hound dog show on Saturday, 31 Oct. Bassets and the people who love them will come from New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and even New Zealand and Malaysia.

Read more about the Basset Hound Show Events here
News Flash! The 2009 Pet Trade Expo beings mon 19th Oct!
The 2009 Australian Pet Industry Association Pet Expo is to be held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre 19th - 21st Oct. This is Australia's largest & only trade exhibition of pet and aquaria products & accessories.

Find out everything about the Pet Expo including timetable of events and talks, trade show etc here...
RSPCA NSW taking a radical, new approach to rehoming!
RSPCA NSW's latest appeal hit households this week and focused on the upcoming RSPCA Care Centre - an adoption centre and outpatient vet clinic that will be opened in Rouse Hill by the end of this year.

Find out about the new approach from RSPCA!
The inaugural Toowoomba Pet and Animal Expo is a fantastic opportunity for the Pet Industry and local retailers to generate additional sales, promote products and services, and create brand awareness.

Find out about the new pet and animal expo!
'Proud Pet Parents' get to show the world they love their pets, while supporting animals in need.

Find out how to make a difference with your pet's photo!
Like Father Like Son at the Royal Melbourne Show!
Dog showing is something that people of all ages can enjoy. Juniors can begin from the age of seven and you are never too old to have the companionship of a dog. Many families have several generations of dog lovers and may even find themselves competing against each other in the show ring.

Read this delightful story about the success of father and son (human) at the largest dog show in the southern hemisphere!
Should breeders be inbreeding or line breeding?
Pedigree Dogs Exposed: RSPCA calls for change. Pedigree dog breeders in Australia have a tremendous opportunity to lead by example and fundamentally change the way dogs are bred in this country.

Read about RSPCA calling for an end to inbreeding of purebred dogs...
Animal Welfare League Qld Fundraising Dinner & Silent Auction
The Animal Welfare League was broken in to recently and approx. $10,000 was stolen. Money that is desperately needed to continue providing the care, shelter, and rehoming of dogs and cats.

To find out how you can help The Animal Welfare League click here...
There is a lot of discussion currently about what we eat and how we process food as well as the farming practices of both crop and animal produce and how they impact on the environment.

Read about a special event being held in Sunnybank Queensland on this Sunday 30 Aug 2009.
Last chance to WIN One Million Dollars if you are a pet owner and you buy Hill's Science Diet products from your vet or favourite pet shop.

Click here to enter the competition which closes on 31st Aug 2009.
Show results from Adelaide Royal Show Animal Events
Some of you in the animal community may know some of the winners of the prestigious awards at the Adelaide Royal Show.

Click here to see more...
Help a daughter to find her father's dog.
Jodi's last promise to her father was to look after his dogs if he didn't return from his inland Australia trip.

Read Jodi's incredible story and see if you can help to find her late father's wonderful dog.
The Pet Barn Nerang achieves Pet Industries "Gold Class" Accreditation
The Pet Barn Nerang of 19 Hinkler Drive, Nerang has recently achieved Accreditation status with the Pet Industry Association of Australia - the Peak Body

Read more about The Pet Barn Nerang's achievement in the Pet Industry
Rare Breed Dog Show
The Upcoming Utility Dog Club's Rare Breeds Show will feature fifteen breeds rarely seen in Australia including the Portuguese Water Dog, the breed chosen by US Presidential family the Obamas as the "first puppy". 

Read more about Rare Breed Dog Show
Dog Massage Course by National College of Traditional Medicine
This course has been designed for all those with a love of dogs and an interest in improving their health and wellbeing with the gentle but powerful therapy of massage.

Find out more about the courses and how you can enroll!
Poodles are not the only ones
Poodles are probably the best known low-shedding breed of dog with their distinctive curly coat that can be clipped into a number of different styles, but Poodles aren't the only breed of dog that suits allergy sufferers.

Find out more non shedding breeds here...
Poodles at School
Forty-two Early Learning Centre 4 (ELC) children at Firbank Grammar Brighton received a memorable visit by 3 Poodles!

Read more about the excitement that these poodles brings to the childrens
Free Hound House Kennel at the PIAA QLD Branch Meeting
Get a totally free Hound House kennel just by turning up at the PIAA QLD Branch meeting on Wed 8th July from 7 pm at the meeting venue...

Find out where the meeting is where you can get a free Hound House Kennel and hear about Microchipping...
More than $1/4 million raised to help dog owners affected by the bushfires
The International Virtual Dog Show was the fundraising effort DOGS Victoria used to kick off its bushfire appeal fund in February this year. We ended up receiving 8,796 entries in just one month. At $10 per dog, this raised $87,960 toward the total that would eventually surpass $326,000. These funds are being used to help dog owners care for their dogs as they rebuild or relocate...

Click to read more about helping the dog owners affected by the bushfires...
Cupcake Day for the RSPCA 2009!
The biggest bake-off in the Southern Hemisphere is back - Cupcake Day for the RSPCA!

Click to read more about the RSPCA's Cupcake Day, register, buy cupcakes or merchandise...
Dogs in the News
* Tiny Puppy flushed down drain by toddler

* Mastiff cross found eating old man

Jack Russell's life saved by Gold Coast lifeguard
Hilary Smith was running up the beach with her lifeless dog, "Betty Boo" calling for help. She had lost him in the surf and then found him buried in sand and quite lifeless. Lifeguard David Smith gave mouth to snout resucitation bringing the dog back to life.

Read how Gold Coast Lifeguard save Betty Boo's life...
Animals Honoured Through National War Memorial
The role of animals throughout Australia's wartime history will be honoured this morning with the unveiling of Australia's first National Memorial to Animals in War.

Read about the Australia's first National Memorial to Animals in War
The Federal Government will invest 11 cents for every animal exported overseas for slaughter in a dismal attempt to address the massive welfare problems ailing animals in the industry. 

Read more about Budget Fails Animals and Export Jobs
US Breeder Sentenced to 90 Days in Jail for Animal Cruelty
A big breakthrough for animal welfare is being heralded by the pet industry in the USA as an end to an ongoing problem breeder known to perform her own surgery on the dogs she housed without a veterinary degree. 

Read how this renegade breeder came to justice
Renting a home using a Pet Resume!
Whether you are a wildlife carer or a dog owner or one of the other millions of Australians that own a pet, a Pet Resume just might get you out of trouble and keep your pet out of the pound! Renting with a pet can be a real headache. It is already hard enough to find a suitable rental home but add one or more pets to the mix and you have pretty much quadrupled your problems. 

Read how you can better prepare to get the pick of rental homes that will accept your pet by following a set formula for success and by the use of a Pet Rental Resume for your furry, feathery or scaly friend.
Dog trapped on remote tropical Australian island a lost pet!
A blue cattle dog trapped by wildlife rangers turned out to be "Sophie", a pet owned by a Sydney couple who lost her overboard during rough weather while sailing off the coast of Mackay in North Queensland waters. They apparently circled for one hour looking for her when they realised she was missing.

Read more about "Shopie" journey
"If you go out in the woods today..." beware of the deer shooters
Deer in NSW Australia were the focus of gun toting shooters on Saturday after a government funded media campaign attracted thousands of people out to shoot deer in the State forest. This coincides with the opening of the duck shooting season in the South Australian wetlands which due to public opposition has been shortened to two months.

Read more about deer shooters...
Will some lucky pets get the $900 Government handout?
Joe Hockey as opposition treasury spokesperson has accused the Government of including pets in the $900 cash handout for tax payers! According to statistics, hundreds of dog and cat owners leave some or all of their money to their beloved pets in their will.

Read more whether lucky pets will get $900 from Government
Paradise Dog Grooming achieves Pet Industries Gold Class Accreditation
Paradise Dog Grooming of 13 Grice Ave, Paradise Point has recently achieved Accreditation status with the Pet Industry Association of Australia - the Peak Body.

Read more about the Gold Class Accreditation achieved by Paradise Dog Grooming
Labrador Fun Day
The Labrador Retriever Club of Victoria is pleased to present an evening of family fun for anyone with a Labrador or anyone who has thought about adding a Lab to their family and wants to learn more about the breed on Saturday, 14 Mar, FREE ENTRY.

Read more about DOGS Victoria response to the bushfires
International Virtual Dog Show (Fundraiser for those affected by the Victorian bushfires)
In response to the bushfires that have ravaged through the Australian state of Victoria, DOGS Victoria (the state body of the ANKC) has set up a bushfire appeal with all money donated to this fund going to assisting anyone who needs help caring for their dog after the fires.

Read more about how you can help to raise a fund for those affected by the Victorian bushfires
Victorian Bush Fire Appeals and Assistance for Dogs and other Pets
The Pet Directory extends its sympathy to the victims of the bushfires. This is a tragic time for the nation and many of us would like to assist with donations of money or goods. Here are a list of funds that have been set up for people and for dogs, cats and other pets left homeless by the fires.

Read more about the Victorian Bush Fire Appeals and Assistance for Dogs and other Pets...
Puppies at Play
If you've recently added or are planning to add the joy of a puppy to your family, don't miss the Puppies at Play segment at the 2009 Pet and Animal Expo presented by DOGS Victoria.

Read about Puppies at Play segment at the 2009 Pet and Animal Expo...
Tails of the City
Notice to members! As a member of The Pet Directory Network we are excited about a current pet exhibition and would like you to help us spread the word by telling others that love animals and have an interest in pet ownership. Print this news page and present to receive a free copy of The Pet Directory valued at $25!

Read about the "Tails of the City" exhibition at the Museum of Sydney...
Is your dog a calendar star?
Home Timber and Hardware is looking for 12 top dogs and their homes from all over Australia to star in the HOME "Dogs and their Homes" 2010 calendar.

Read about "Dogs and their Homes" 2010 calendar...
2009 RSPCA Australia Scientific Seminar
The RSPCA Australia Scientific Seminar 2009 will broadly examine the interaction between animals and human health from the perspectives of both human health impacts and animal welfare.

Doggywood for pet lovers at the New Mardi Gras 30th Birthday!
Once again Doggywood will form part of Fair Day at the Mardi Gras in Sydney on Sunday 15th Feb 2009 at Victoria Park.

Pet Shops benefitting from economic downturn this Christmas
Customers are focussing on the essentials like food but also buying collars, toys etc. but not going for the Christmas gimmicks such as pet Christmas stockings for under the tree...

Pet owners should stay vigilant after chicken treat recall
In response to the voluntary recall of KraMar Supa Naturals Chicken Breast Strips, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is urging dog owners to monitor their dogs' health.

If you thought silly season was only for people, think again!
Christmas will come early for dogs this year at the Big Day Out for Dogs, bringing your pampered pooch all the things usually reserved for people this time of year.

Inviting You To The Velma's Pets As Therapy Christmas Picnic!
Greetings Pets As Therapy Volunteers, Course Students, Pet Lovers and Supporters,

It is that time again - yes Christmas!

Problem: Barking Dog | Solution: Big Day Out for DOGS
"DOGS Victoria offers a variety of dog sports that help keep dogs' minds and feet active such as Agility, Jumping, Lure Coursing, Obedience, Lure Racing, Retrieving and Herding." All of these events will be on display at the Big Day Out for Dogs on Sunday, 14 Dec.

You are invited to the Vets Beyond Borders AGM
You are cordially invited to attend the Vets Beyond Borders Annual General Meeting. We will be offering afternoon tea and a chance to meet some of the VBB team, board members and volunteers. Come along and hear first hand what VBB has been doing and will do in the future.

Every dog can be a winner at the Big Day Out
DOGS Victoria's Big Day Out for Dogs is just around the corner on Sunday, 14 Dec and everyone is invited to bring their dog down to KCC Park* for a fun-filled day out. The Companion Dog Club will host the Fun Competitions that are open to all dogs in attendance. There is no entry fee, just be in the front area at noon to join in the fun.

Pets' Party
Lets have a pets party!! Rain, Hail, Shine .. THIS SATURDAY at RSPCA Shelter

The Canine Christmas Market
The Big Day Out for Dogs has a lot to offer for backyard dogs who want to let off a little steam by running the Agility Course or racing their new doggy-pals in the Lure Racing, but what about the pampered pooches who aren't so inclined to get their manicured toenails dirty?

FUR Fighters Follow Actress!
Lindsay Lohan may need to re-think her wardrobe after being attacked by animal rights activists for wearing a fur stole made of real animal fur. Flour 'bombs' were thrown at the actress. She was cleaned off by helpers and resumed her Saturday night out with a pose on the red carpet at the VIP Room Theatre with her disc jockey friend Samantha Ronson.

The Big Day Out for Dogs
Make plans now to attend the 2nd annual Big Day Out for Dogs on Sunday, 14 Dec from 10.30am at KCC Park in Skye.

Very interesting news from the RSPCA in the ACT: Santa Paws and how he can help homeless animals || Judge giving tough sentence for cruelty to pet ferrets || Pets' Party at the shelter: learn to teach your dog tricks || Sponsor a kennel or cat house with your name on it in gold!

The Right Dog for the Job!
It is important to research breeds before purchasing a puppy. Find out which breeds less likely to aggravate allergies!

Santa Paws is Coming!
You and your pet can have your photograph taken with Santa for this coming Christmas! Find the dates or email RSPCA for more details.

News Flash from Pet Industry Association of Australia!
NSW Pet Shop Code, Commercial Dog Washing Services and Groomers!

While the bad news is that Dr Harry Cooper is unable to attend the Pets' Day Out at Ballam Park on Sunday, 12 Oct, the good news is that Dr Katrina Warren, his famous partner from the television hit Harry's Practice, will be the new special guest on the day...

Pet shop puppies saved from toxic fumes from nearby carpet shop at around 8pm on 5 Oct 2008
More than 30 puppies have been saved by police...

Big Brother is Now Watching Your Dog!
Councils to consider DNA testing to identify owners who do not pick up their dog's poop in the park!

New South Wales pet shops have been sent a revised code of practice that is now enforceable under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulation, 2005...

Aqis Ruling Panders To Live Export Lobby
The RSPCA today slammed a decision by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) to yield to the live export lobby and continue to allow sheep to be packed on voyages to the Middle East.

The 12th China International Pet Show
CIPS---the largest pet trade show in Asia! The grand gathering of world pet professionals is coming! Free registration as a visitor now on! ...

New Animal Cruelty Laws for SA
Next month will see the introduction of very tough penalties for animal cruelty with fines of up to $20,000 or two years jail....

Ancient Amber enters the pet market!
Amber has long been admired for its beauty and worn as jewellery and amulets since ancient times. It is now making the news as a pet flea remedy and pet jewellery too!

The RSPCA today said it was time for animal welfare groups to be less compromising and to encourage more people to make their voice heard if animal welfare is going to improve in Australia...

Laidley Conference 4th / 5th Oct 2008 **Agricultural Shows - Today and Beyond**
QCAS Conference to be held in Laidley. All interested parties are welcome to attend. It is always a great weekend and lots of information is available....

Super Dog
Even after losing an eye, Panshanger will be competing at the National Agility Competition this weekend...

Pedigreed Dogs Do Make the Best Pets
Dog owners the world over have been buzzing with the recent show on the BBC, also posted on YouTube and followed up by channel SBS, calling into question the ethics and practices of purebred dog breeders in Australia...

First Ever in Victoria - PIAA and The Pet Directory Victoria Grooming Competition
The first Victorian State Grooming Competition supported by PIAA, Box Hill TAFE and our major sponsor The Pet Directory was held over one day on Saturday the 24th of Aug. And what a great day it was!

Agility - On the Move
National Agility Trial to be held in Victoria at KCC Park...

The Doggy Fantastic Camping Weekend
Introducing the inaugural Doggy Fantastic Camping and Music Weekend at Neurum Creek Bush Retreat Caboolture Qld from Fri 29 to 31 Aug...

Australian World Animal Day Ambassador Announced
Recently the Australian Ambassador was announced as Pam Ahern, the founder of Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary in Willowmavin, via Kilmore, Victoria...

PIAA, The Pet Industry Association of Australia - NEW CONSTITUTION AND NEW BOARD
More members voted than in the history of PIAA on the motion "that the Constitution of the Company be repealed and replaced in its entirety". The new constitution was accepted by a majority vote of members with 93% in favour of the major overhaul of the PIAA constitution.

Visit the PIAA website
Moving to a Higher Level
It is less than two weeks until the prestigious National Obedience Trials come to Victoria. The most advanced dogs from all around Australia can be seen Aug 2-3 at KCC Park competing for trophies, ribbons and the coveted Top Dog title.

This Wed Jamie Oliver will empower Australian consumers with the knowledge to help them make informed decisions that will improve the lives of millions of layer and meat chickens across the country...

Harrods opens the largest ever pet emporiuim
Harrods is set to open a new pet department later this month that will be three times larger than the existing space devoted to animals.

Faithful Maltese fights to the death
One Maltese was rendered near death from horrific injuries caused by a machete and the other suffered internal injuries from being kicked as it bravely fought to defend their owners from three male attackers.

Where do people buy their new puppy or kitten?
There is always debate about this in the media and within the pet industry. You can vote on the poll yourself at the click of a button.

Animals in the News
Click to read interesting animal news stories making headlines. Topics: * Track your lost dog by phone! *Robot pet hair vacuum *Love a Lovebird? *New Aussie Shark found *Muddy Goat Disease in North Queensland

Special Trade Exhibition For The Grooming and Boarding Industries Announced
The Pet Industry Association of Australia is pleased to advise that exhibition space is available in conjunction with the annual national conferences for groomers and boarders (AusGroom and AusBoard)

Animal Welfare must factor in Australia's Farming Future
Australian farmers have a prime opportunity to take advantage of the growing demand for animal welfare friendly products and governments at all levels must help facilitate change, RSPCA Australia said today.

First ever public PIAA Grooming Competition held in Brisbane.
The Pet Directory was the major sponsor of the very first ever publicly held PIAA Grooming competition at the Spectacular Petacular pet expo held on the weekend 15th and 16th March at the RNA Showgrounds.

Animals in the News March 2008
Click to see our collection of interesting animal stories that have made headlines this past week. Topics covered: *Chihuahua dog falls from sky *Cancer survivor seeks repeat win in world's longest sled dog races *Kitten dumping has reached record levels in Australia *Python Eats Australian family dog in Kuranda *Body Part by Body Part Sumatran Tigers are being sold into extinction *Cat DNA leads back to Ancient times and forward to over 200 genetic disorders *New undescribed species of parasite that infects aquarium fish

Animals in The News
Click to see our collection of interesting animal stories that have made headlines this past week. Topics covered: *Baby Polar Bear Orphan *Smuggled Reptiles *$10,000 Dog Found Close to Death in Stolen Car *Tiger Kills Tormentor *Plastic Bag Ban in Australia a Dilemma for Dog Walking Owners *Bird flu Breakouts with No Explanation Transmitted to Infect People *RSPCA Rescues Horses-31 found Dead and Decomposing-111 in Serious Condition *Serious Ecological Threat Posed by Millions of Imported Aquarium Fish into Australia-Report by University of Sydney Professor, Richard Whittington *NSW Premier's Reading Challenge 2008-Recommended Books include How to Care for Your Pet Rabbit and Other Animal Related Titles

The ASAVA calls for a review of pet food labelling laws
. Are you aware of what you're putting into your pet's food bowl? Most of us have no idea what goes into pet food and we don't question the safety of pet food until a visit to the vet with a sick pet.

On Tue, Dec 4 2007 new legislations passed through the Victorian Parliament that will have significant effects on dog breeding. What you need to know about the new legislation on breeding and buying a healthy puppy.

Faithful German Shepherd Sentenced to Death for Defending Owner
Faithful German Shepherd Sentenced to Death for Defending Owner Watch the You Tube video about a German Shepherd on "Death Row" and the family trying to save him with the help of a lawyer who will ask the government for clemency.

Shear Magic - The John Allan Story
John Allan is one of the pioneers of the Australian Wool Industry and his shearing exploits are legendary.

Pekingese Club of Victoria Show 2007
We have a great report from the show by Patricia Smith of Queensland. See a great photo of all exhibitors with their beautiful Pekingese dogs.

Dosing cows with drugs causing antibiotic resistance - Doctors in Britain struggling to treat people...
Giving unnecessary antibiotics to animals to artificially fend off illness might be giving rise to drug resistant bacteria which may have bad consequences for humans that eat these animals.

Rat Chariots and Artificial Dog's legs!
Animal wheelchair inventor nominated for major award for mini-chariots for rats to artificial limbs for dogs!

QRTSA: Big Boys Self Interest at the Expense of Pets
The Queensland Retail Traders and Shopkeepers Association are considering taking action against Big Wand other leading supermarket chains that appear to have begun the practice of trying to corner the market on healthy pet food.

Released today, the latest annual national statistics from RSPCA Australia paint a bleak picture for Australia's cat population, prompting the organisation to reiterate its call for mandatory desexing of cats and dogs.

Parliamentary Bill Proposed to Stop Sale of Pets in NSW Pet Shops
Read the Media Release from the Pet Industry Association of Australia about the proposed Bill and implications for animal welfare and for the pet industry.

Best presentation of trade stands at the PIAA Pet Trade Expo - Melbourne, 5th and 6th Oct.
Congratulations to the winners for best presentation of their trade stands at the recent PIAA Pet Trade Expo held in Melbourne, 5th and 6th Oct.

Pet Expo 07 and Groomex coming to Melbourne
Australia's pet trade expo and famous Groomex competition only days away!

Diet pills & spending billions on toxic food is not the solution to raise healthy cats and dogs in Australia
A major drug company recently proposed a diet pill to help the family pet fight the battle of the bulge, which has alarmed Veterinarian and leading nutrition expert for pets, Dr Bruce Syme, who believes we should be treating the cause of the problem not the symptoms.

RSPCA Applauds QLD Government Companion Animal Review
RSPCA Australia has today welcomed the decision by the Queensland Government to conduct a review into the mandatory identification and desexing of companion animals.

Grooming School in Australia Gains National Accreditation For Groomers
The Grooming School in N.S.W. has become the first Grooming School to offer a Nationally Accredited Course.

SunshineStar Awards
With a quality product, an Internet connection and a reliable distribution system, emerging exporter SunshineStar Poodles is taking on the world.


New dog contraceptive cleared for export from Australia. The veterinary contraceptive product provides a non-surgery alternative to dog castration style desexing.
Peptech Limited (ASX:PTD; AIM:PTDx ), the Australian biotechnology company announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary Peptech Animal Health Pty Limited (PAH), has received a recommendation to grant approval in Europe for Suprelorin (R) , a veterinary contraceptive product.

Click to hear interesting radio announcement.


Sydney taxi drivers to pay a fine if they refuse access to people with guide dogs.
The Australia Human Rights and Disability Discrimination Commissioner is himself blind. Mr. Innes stated that he needs his dog at all times and that it is wrong if he is refused access to cabs due to his dog.


Police Dogs Become Australian Knights in Shining Armour!
Trusty police dogs are now supplied with Kevlar coats to protect them from bullets, and knife attacks.


Dog thefts restricting breeders
An increase in the theft of dogs has forced many dog breeders to cease dealings with the public, a Queensland pet industry spokesperson said mon.
Dog Fur Trade Scandal!
Famous rapper 'rapped' over the knuckles for selling dog fur from animals skinned alive in China!
When it comes to allergies, two dogs may be better than one!
Studies from the University of Cincinnati involving 520 babies suggest that there is a link between lower levels of breathing difficulties caused by allergies and the presence in the house with children of two or more pet dogs...
Aussie Dogs Now Groomed to International Standard
The Pet Industry Association of Australia (PIAA) in conjunction with International Professional Groomers Inc recently held the first ever Master Groomers Certification course in Australia. .
Looking for that Christmas gift for someone who has everything?
Why not purchase them a 'Hogs for Dogs' Harley Ride and in turn help support Assistance Dogs Australia?
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