Australian

The great Australian dream?

Changes in the way Australians are living may impact on community health according to the Planning Institute of Australia and the Petcare Information and Advisory Service (PIAS), who’ve announced an $8,000 award for best practice planning for dogs and public open space. According to Susie Willis from PIAS, ‘The recently released 2011 census data showed …

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Care for pets with cancer

Just like for humans, learning our pet has cancer can affect us greatly. We can feel worried and overwhelmed with the amount of information to sort through and decisions we need to make about treatment and ongoing care. For Marrickville resident Gwenda Gray, learning her four-year-old Golden Retriever, Gomez, had terminal cancer turned her life …

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The new Adore Animals

Although we’ve said goodbye to the Foundation, the good news is, we’ve decided to stick around, at least for awhile! Adore Animals, as a group of animal devotees, will keep providing information and education about animals, with the aim of inspiring positive solutions for the benefit of animals and fostering positive relationships between humans and animals. We’ve kept most …

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Pets in modern Australia

Australians have traditionally enjoyed a close affinity with companion animals but demographic and lifestyle changes, as well as increased regulation, are creating challenges for pet owners and the pet industry alike. In an environment where dogs are restricted on beaches (in Greater Sydney they are not allowed on any beaches), where the majority of strata-title …

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Socialisation is key

The number of dogs being put up for rehoming could be significantly reduced if owners paid greater attention to ongoing socialisation from an early age, says a leading animal behaviourist. According to Dr Kersti Seksel, a veterinary specialist in behavioural medicine, the number one reason owners surrender their dogs to shelters and pounds can be attributed to …

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Horses in flood

Our animal friends in the Queensland floods are fighting for survival. This video, below, of amazing photographs shows the devastation and efforts to save loved ones. Thanks to The Equine Passion for this tribute to their beautiful friends.         [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYmRSwmpdPg[/youtube]