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We have information, FAQs and helpful articles covering all aspects of daily animal care, prevention and what to do if you need help. You can also sort by topic, view seasonal advice, and learn about general pet care. Whatever pet information you’re searching for, you’re likely to find it in our knowledgebase.

Six big tips for caring for small animals this winter
Six big tips for caring for small animals this winter

Six big tips for caring for small animals this winter Cats and dogs aren’t the only creatures we need to make sure we are looking after in the wintry weather. …

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7 hot tips for a cold winter
7 hot tips for a cold winter

7 hot tips for a cold winter Cold weather can be a great excuse for snuggling up under the doona, but if you’re feeling the winter chill it’s likely your…

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Bird care
Bird care

Bird care Before you purchase a bird, please ensure that you have thought carefully about the needs of birds as pets. Speak to your local veterinarian and other pet owners,…

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Housing for rabbits
Housing for rabbits

Housing for rabbits Rabbits can live indoors or outdoors, however there are some considerations you need to make when deciding where your bunny will live. On this page you will…

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Enrichment and handling for rabbits
Enrichment and handling for rabbits

Enrichment and handling for rabbits We all need to run and play to keep our minds and bodies healthy and rabbits are no exception. Make sure you provide a variety of environmental…

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Rabbit companionship
Rabbit companionship

Rabbit companionship Rabbits are naturally very social animals who thrive in pairs or groups. Paired rabbits are far less likely to display any abnormal behaviours like overgrooming or destructive behaviour…

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Feeding your rabbits
Feeding your rabbits

Rabbit health Health checks are extremely important to ensure your rabbit is healthy. Rabbits are delicate creatures and illness can progress very quickly, so contact your vet immediately if you…

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Grooming rabbits
Grooming rabbits

Grooming rabbits Grooming is an important part of rabbit care. Grooming includes everything from brushing and nail-trimming to general health checks. Like cats, rabbits clean and groom themselves using their…

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Animals in hot vehicles
Animals in hot vehicles

Animals in hot vehicles If you find a distressed dog left in a car, call 000 immediately! Just six minutes When left in a car, it can take just six…

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Dogs that suit living in apartments
Dogs that suit living in apartments

Dogs that suit living in apartments Pet ownership is a valued, well-established part of the Australian way of life.  While many people associate dogs with large suburban backyards, many dogs can…

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Humane treatment of animals in seafood restaurants
Humane treatment of animals in seafood restaurants

Humane treatment of animals in seafood restaurants It is important that live animals held for human consumption are subject to humane management, transport, handling and slaughter procedures. Adherence to good…

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Animal Hoarding
Animal Hoarding

Animal Hoarding Animal hoarding is a significant animal welfare challenge. Although recognised by human and animal services, it is generally poorly understood in terms of its prevalence, causes, influencing factors…

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