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As a member of RSPCA Australia, we’re part of the country’s leading animal welfare charity. We’ve been advocating on the behalf of animals for over 150 years, and have a wealth of knowledge and experience. Sharing that knowledge with our community is vitally important, as education is often the first step to better welfare and meaningful change for the lives of the animals.

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.

Learn about Acute Haemorrhagic Diarrhoea Syndrome
Learn about Acute Haemorrhagic Diarrhoea Syndrome

Who let the poo out? Learn about Acute Haemorrhagic Diarrhoea Syndrome  This time of year, we seem to see some serious poo problems with our canine family members, and one…

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Vaccinating your Cat and Dog
Vaccinating your Cat and Dog

Vaccinating your Cat and Dog    Getting your cat and dog vaccinated is as important as getting your own shots against things like the flu and COVID. Even though cat…

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The benefits of desexing kittens
The benefits of desexing kittens

The benefits of desexing kittens Summer may be over, but the weather is still warm and all the cute kittens born since spring are at risk of making more kittens…

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Caring for rabbits
Caring for rabbits

Caring for rabbits            Dr. Supanee Tan           BSc BVMS MANZCVS (Unusual Pets)          Expert Veterinarian in Small Mammals…

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Keeping your pet safe and healthy this Easter
Keeping your pet safe and healthy this Easter

Keeping your pet safe and healthy this Easter Easter is fast approaching and that can mean novel and naughty things for our pets to get into. Keep your pet (and…

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Plans for your pet
Plans for your pet

If you have plans this summer, make sure they do too. With the arrival of summer and the easing of COVID restrictions in Victoria, lots of people are keen to…

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Caring for horses in hot weather
Caring for horses in hot weather

Caring for horses in hot weather For all the fun that an Australian summer can bring, it also presents many challenges for horses and their owners. There are many hot…

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Keeping pets cool
Keeping pets cool

Keeping pets cool As an animal lover, it's up to you to keep your pet happy and healthy during the warmer months. Check out our tips and tricks below to ensure your…

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Pets and snakes
Pets and snakes

Pets and snakes In the warmer summer months, snakes become much more active. It is crucial that we are careful to safeguard our pets from snake bites and watch out…

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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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