The Lost Dogs’ Home Vet Clinic receives many calls from owners with barking dog problems. Barking is a natural behaviour of dogs. However, it can become a problem if it occurs too often or at inappropriate times. Dogs bark for many reasons. These include excitement, anxiety, attention seeking, pain, guarding territory and boredom to name [...]
Everyday, thousands of lost pets arrive at shelters around the country without any form of identification. A microchip enables a shelter to contact the owner immediately, saving stress for both the owner and pet. So what is a microchip? The microchip is a silicon encased chip about the size of a grain of rice that [...]
On 1 May 2007 microchipping became compulsory for cats and dogs for first time council registrations in Victoria. Individual Councils will also have power to require compulsory microchipping of all dogs and cats currently registered. Pets must still be registered by three months of age. Microchipping is a great form of permanent identification. The small [...]
Lost Your Animal? Heres some handy hints to help you locate your animal. Step 1. Ring your local Council or the Council the animal went missing in and inform them (ensure your registration details are correct, leave your details if they have a log) Step 2. Ring the local vets and and emergency centres and [...]
The Lost Dogs´ Home are proud to be members of the Cat Crisis Coalition For the first time, all major Victorian shelters have joined together with the sole aim of achieving mandatory desexing of cats, in order to reduce cat overpopulation and stop the heartbreaking destruction of so many cats each year. In Victoria alone, [...]
Domestic Animals Act – CATS NEW RULES FOR VICTORIAN CAT OWNERS Those who own cats in Victoria, or who are thinking about it, should be aware of their obligations under our State’s new Domestic Animals Act. This replaces the old State Dog Act. Among other important changes, it covers cats as well as dogs. This [...]
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