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If you care about animals, then chances are you also care about the environment. Minimising our influence on our planet includes considering the environmental impact our pets have. Here are some surprising suggestions to lighten your pet’s environmental load. ACQUIRING YOUR PET Perhaps the most eco-friendly decision you can make when choosing a new pet

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Pets And Our Health: Why We Should Take Them More Seriously

Pets are a powerful positive influence in many people’s lives. No doubt many people reading this article are part of the estimated 5 million of 7.5 million Australian households with a pet. Although the evidence body is small, pets have been shown to have positive effects for physical health for some time. A new study

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How To Deal With The Dog's Separation Anxiety

Does your dog, cat or bird hate being left alone? Dr Jo discusses how we can help our pets cope.  Most of the time our pets live relaxed, care-free and fun-filled lives – and we adore them. Then we have to go out – to shop, to visit friends, to play tennis – activities that

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Is It Ever Too Late To Get A Dog?

Linda Sweeney and husband Neil had no intention or interest in getting a new dog when they attended the Sydney Dog Lovers Show in August 2015. Primarily there to support the Military Working Dog tribute, which acknowledged war sacrifices made by man’s best friend over the past century, Linda and Neil’s mentality about owning another canine companion was along

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Urgent Need for Pet Sitters these Holidays

If you are a pet lover and are keen to make some extra cash these holidays, why not sign up as a pet sitter in your local area? With the demand for pet care exceeding the availability, PetHomeStay is offering Australians to make more than  $1,000 extra cash this Christmas by signing up online to

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Pets – The Gift That Keeps On Giving?

Christmas is a time for gift giving and receiving. For those of us who love our own pets, giving a furry, feathered or finned animal to our family or close friends may seem like a great idea. For the recipients, however, this may be the last present they were prepared for. To ensure your gift

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Inaugural Dogs in Cars Safety Week

With an estimated 840,000 dogs about to take to the road this summer to accompany their owners on holidays, the inaugural Dogs in Cars Safety Week has been launched to raise awareness of the dangers of driving with an unrestrained dog in the vehicle. Here’s paws for thought – each year in Australia more than

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Assistance Dogs Australia Launches PAWS Program

Assistance Dogs Australia will officially launch the PAWS (Parents Autism Workshops and Support) program in Perth on Saturday 29 November . PAWS brings together parents of children diagnosed with autism, with qualified dog instructors to explore the different avenues and benefits a trained dog can offer within their families, from their own pet dogs to purposely trained

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Pet-Friendly Aged Care Accommodation Website Launched

Leaving a beloved pet behind when it’s time to transition from your home to an aged care facility or retirement home can be a very sad, if not traumatic experience even for the bravest individual. Pets hold special places in the hearts of many people, especially older citizens who, all too commonly, might be alone otherwise.

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Feeding Your Furry Friends

[hr]Most pets just love their food and meal times are often the highlight of their day. Pet owners often worry, however, about their pet’s fussiness or, alternatively, their over-eating habits. Here are some tips and suggestions on feeding your pets[hr] Feed the best pet food A good diet will keep your pet healthy and active

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