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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.

How enrichment toys can benefit pets
How enrichment toys can benefit pets

How enrichment toys can benefit pets We lead busy lives and are often away from our pets for long periods of time. Just like humans, dogs and cats like to…

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Training services
Training services

Training services Dogs are the most common pet to train, and they’re usually very excited and willing to learn. However, it can sometimes be tricky to communicate what you want…

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Training Your Pet
Training Your Pet

Training Your Pet Most pets need to complete some basic training in order to fit into your life. Dogs are the most common pet to train, and they’re usually very…

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Happiness and wellbeing: enrichment for your pet
Happiness and wellbeing: enrichment for your pet

Happiness and wellbeing: enrichment for your pet Many pets are left alone for long periods of time without much entertainment, and they get bored. Tell tail signs are chewing, scratching…

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Understanding Your Pet’s Behaviour
Understanding Your Pet’s Behaviour

Understanding Your Pet’s Behaviour Understanding your pet’s behaviour is key to them leading a happy and healthy life. They may not be able to speak, but they can certainly communicate…

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Animal Behaviour and Needs
Animal Behaviour and Needs

Animal Behaviour and Needs Having a pet at home has so many benefits, but it’s always a two-way deal. You need to provide for your pet’s basic needs and make…

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Microchipping
Microchipping

Microchipping Microchipping is the best way to ensure you and your pet are together forever. Find out more about this simple way to identify your pet. What is microchipping? A…

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Reproduction and Desexing Information
Reproduction and Desexing Information

Reproduction and desexing The basics of desexing Desexing is a routine procedure performed by a qualified vet. Your pet’s reproductive organs are removed so they can longer breed. In male…

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Common Health Conditions Explained
Common Health Conditions Explained

Vaccinate your pet Pets often get into scrapes and need help. Here are some common health conditions and what to do if you see the signs. If you need more…

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Vaccinations
Vaccinations

Vaccinate your pet The best thing you can do for your pet is vaccinate them. Vaccinations not only protect your pet from preventable infectious diseases, but other pets in your…

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Dental Health
Dental Health

Dental Health Looking after your pet’s oral health is vital to their overall wellbeing. All pets should receive regular health checks from a veterinary professional who will assess their dental…

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Issues Requiring Medical Help
Issues Requiring Medical Help

Issues Requiring Medical Help Sometimes it’s very obvious your pet needs medical help, but sometimes the signs are more subtle. Know when your pet should visit the emergency vet -…

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