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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.

Caring for your horse
Caring for your horse

Caring for your horse Responsibilities of horse ownership Owning a horse is a huge responsibility and a long-term commitment. And it's not a cheap one. Be prepared to devote time…

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Managing a multi-dog household
Managing a multi-dog household

Managing a multi-dog household It is estimated that 67% of Australian households own a pet. This puts Australia as one of the highest pet-owning countries in the world. To top…

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Caring for your dog
Caring for your dog

Caring for your dog With a lifespan of 10-13 years, having a dog is a big responsibility. Your loyal doggo buddy will be by your side from day one, so…

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Caring for your cat
Caring for your cat

Caring for your cat Felines make excellent friends, but are a big responsibility. With a lifespan of 10-15 years, cats are among the longest living pets and are a big…

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Renting with pets
Renting with pets

Renting with pets Australia has one of the highest pet ownership rates in the world. Despite this broad acceptance of pets as part of our daily life, many landlords declare…

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Holidaying with pets
Holidaying with pets

Holidaying with pets Many of us regard our beloved animal companions as family members, and while some of them will accompany us on our holidays, others will stay behind to…

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Feeding your rabbits
Feeding your rabbits

Rabbit care There’s something about those long ears and fluffy tails that melts hearts. Rabbits are inquisitive, lovable pets, but there’s lots to learn before bringing one home to ensure…

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Grieving for a lost pet
Grieving for a lost pet

Grieving for a lost pet Our pets are a very special part of our lives. When a beloved pet dies, it causes an overwhelming feeling of sadness and heartbreak for…

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Living in harmony with possums
Living in harmony with possums

Living in harmony with possums Brushtail and Ringtail possums are native marsupial species that have adapted well to urbanisation and are commonly found dwelling in Australian gardens. Ringtail possums are…

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Indian Myna birds
Indian Myna birds

Indian Myna birds Indian Mynas (Acridotheres tristis) have spread through eastern Australia since being introduced to control insect pests in the 1880s and have been naturalised in Victoria for many…

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Microchipping
Microchipping

Microchipping Where do I find my pet's microchip number? Unless you have your pet’s microchip number on file, it can only be obtained by having your pet scanned at a…

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Spring horse welfare tips
Spring horse welfare tips

Read our top 11 tips to help you care for your horse this spring 1. Fly control With the onset of warmer weather, insect populations will be on the rise.…

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