By Dr Matt Pascall For all pet owners, it is very important to realize that some human drugs can be poisonous to their pets. Given that most households stock a number of medications, knowing the drugs to watch out for can help minimize the risk of accidentally poisoning your pet. (1) NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs): [...]
Many people use the Christmas holiday period to adopt a new pet, but is this the best time? It may be a good time because: You have time to research the type of pet that is suitable for you. You and the children are holidaying at home this year. However, you must consider the welfare [...]
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 [...]
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