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Animals in hot vehicles
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…

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Dogs that suit living in apartments
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…

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Humane treatment of animals in seafood restaurants
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…

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Animal Hoarding
Animal Hoarding

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…

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Why adult cats are the best!
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…

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Rabbit vaccination
Rabbit vaccination

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…

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Vaccinating your dog
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…

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Vaccinating your pet
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…

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Boredom in dogs
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…

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Scratching
Scratching

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…

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Aggressive behaviour
Aggressive behaviour

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…

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Pets during fireworks or storms
Pets during fireworks or storms

Pets during fireworks or storms Pets and fireworks can be difficult to manage, and thunderstorm anxiety is one of the most prevalent phobias in animals. Dogs and horses often run…

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