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Desex & microchip your pet!

Have you heard more talk than usual about the microchipping and desexing of pets? Well that might just be because South Australia have introduced new laws for mandatory microchipping for all dogs and cats, puppies and kittens and mandatory desexing for all new litters of cats and dogs from 1 July 2018 (exemptions apply for …
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Pets on public transport: making it possible

Imagine you are living alone with a beloved dog or cat. They are your family, your companion, your best friend. You want to go out but you don’t want to leave them behind. Imagine that you don’t have a car or can’t afford a car. You can’t walk terribly far but you can manage to …
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Lovetails – Guinea pigs as pets

ADORABLE: Yenoe the guinea pig. By Dr SIMONE MAHER I have never really harboured more than a cursory interest in guinea pigs, and certainly never desired one as a pet. And then a funny little creature called Yenoe made his way into the clinic – and with his toupee-like coat, amenability to handling and adorable …
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Calming pets with sensory enrichment

Enhancing our pets lives through their senses By Dr Jo Righetti We all hope that pets in our care are happy, carefree and suffer the minimum stress possible. Unfamiliar shelter environments may have our dogs pacing or barking and our cats’ toileting inappropriately or hiding. Even our normally relaxed pets at home become stressed on …
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Foster care – You can do it!

By ANNE BOXHALL Have you ever thought about fostering a dog or cat? Nita and Deb are foster carers for SAFE Inc – Western Australia’s largest volunteer-based animal rehoming service. For Nita, caring for animals on a temporary basis is a perfect fit for people who want dogs and cats in their lives but also …
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