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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.

Diet and exercise
Diet and exercise

Diet and exercise Diet and exercise are the foundation of your pet’s health. Find out what you should be feeding your pet and how active they should be for optimal…

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Pet health
Pet health

Pet health Keeping your pet happy and healthy should be your number one priority as a pawsome owner. Check out the articles below and make sure you’re providing for your…

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Seasonal changes and your pet
Seasonal changes and your pet

Seasonal changes and your pet Different pets have different needs for each season, and as a responsible pet parent, it’s your job to make sure they stay happy, healthy and…

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Caring for your mice and rats
Caring for your mice and rats

Other pets Pet ownership is a privilege, and one that should never be taken lightly. Having a pet is a big responsibility, whether they’re a tiny mouse or a horse.…

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From the horse’s mouth: What kind of dental care do horses need?
From the horse’s mouth: What kind of dental care do horses need?

Horses Keeping a horse as a pet can be incredibly fulfilling, but it’s a big commitment and certainly not cheap. Know the basics of horse ownership before bringing home an…

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Reptiles and frogs
Reptiles and frogs

Reptiles and frogs Reptiles and amphibians are captivating to look at. The way they move, their skin and colourations are beautiful. It may seem as though these animals are easy…

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Caring for your bird
Caring for your bird

Birds Birds are beautiful animals and often have their own cheeky personalities. Colourful feathers, impressive mimicry and the ability to fly makes them captivating to many. Here’s what you need…

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Make your own Enrichment Toys
Make your own Enrichment Toys

Cats and kittens Cats are pawsitively perfect. Those bright round eyes, snuggly fur and cute little pink beans make them a great addition to any lap. Kitties steal our hearts…

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Bringing your new dog home
Bringing your new dog home

Dogs and puppies Whether you’ve owned dogs all your life, or are considering getting your first canine companion, there’s always something to learn. Knowledge is the key to being a…

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Animal Care
Animal Care

Every pet deserves a loving home where they are happy, safe and healthy. Providing for all your pet’s basic needs is just half the task - they also need environmental…

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