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.
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
Why adult cats are the best!
Why adult cats are the best! Don’t get us wrong, we love kittens (they’re so teeny and cute!), but we have just as much love for their more mature counterparts…Read more
Rabbit vaccination All rabbits adopted from the RSPCA have been vaccinated against Calicivirus disease. This will protect it from this disease for 10 to 12 months at which time your…Read more
Vaccinating your dog
Vaccinating your dog Vaccinating your dog is one the most important things you can do for their health and wellbeing. As a pet owner, it is your responsibility to know…Read more
Vaccinating your pet
Vaccinating your pet We love our pets and would do anything to keep them safe, happy and healthy. Vaccinating your pet is one of the simplest and most effective ways…Read more
Boredom in dogs
Boredom in dogs While we’re at work, school or out and about, our dogs are often at home alone for many hours. Without proper preparation, dogs become bored. This can…Read more
Scratching Scratching is a perfectly normal behaviour exhibited by cats. The primary reasons for scratching are to mark territory and remove the worn-out layer of the claw to keep it…Read more
Aggressive behaviour Aggressive behaviour directed towards another cat or owner is a common behavioural issue reported to the RSPCA. There are many different types of aggression that cats show and…Read more
Managing pets during fireworks or thunderstorms
Managing pets during fireworks or thunderstorms Pets and fireworks can be difficult to manage, and thunderstorm anxiety is one of the most prevalent phobias in animals. Dogs and horses often…Read more