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Essentials for Relocating Your Animals Interstate or Overseas

Moving to a new home interstate or internationally can be an exciting & busy experience. It also can be a stressful time if you have animals that are moving with you. There is a lot involved in making sure your animals make it to their new home in a safe and stress-free way. Trisha has successfully moved her four animals from Sydney to Perth, and works regularly with clients guiding …Read More

I Want to Get my Dog a Dog Friend

It is fulfilling and entertaining to watch two dogs play games, watch the world outside and spend time together. Dogs are by nature a pack animal; they are at their happiest and secure when part of a family unit. It is their way of survival, and living with humans means there is a mixed pack. We love interacting and spending time with our human family; so do dogs with theirs. …Read More

How To Prevent Wild Animals From Getting Caught In Fruit Netting

The recommended types of wildlife friendly fruit netting to prevent injury to wildlife Wildlife, particularly birds & flying fruit bats love sampling your fruit trees – it is a convenient food source, however it is also a deadly risk. Getting caught in the netting on your trees can cut off circulation, strangle them and just the stress of being trapped can kill a lot of wildlife. It is understandable that you …Read More

7 Things You Should Know Before Getting a Cat

Whether it’s their incredible intelligence, inquisitive nature or display of love and affection, sharing your life with a cat can be a rewarding and lifelong experience. A relationship with a cat cannot be compared to a dog or horse or bird, as they are an entirely different being altogether. They are truly the most mysterious of species – what is it about these majestic creatures that attracts us? Their beauty? …Read More

How To Stop Wild Birds Hitting Your Windows

Who has had a bird dive straight into their window? Or heard the familiar tapping of a beak against the glass outside? Wild birds are known to attack windows believing there is another bird in their territory or even seeing the reflection of outdoors and attempting to fly through it. This is quite distressing for birds; they can injure or stun themselves, becoming quite vulnerable to others. Read on for …Read More

Letting Nature Feed Itself

Most of us are guilty of feeding native wild animals – feeding Kookaburras & Magpies mince meat, honey & bread to Rainbow Lorikeets and providing fruit for Possums! Whilst we mean well, and we love their company, we are doing more harm than good for these animals. Providing a constant food source is unnatural for native animals; they need to forage and hunt for their survival. Feeding unsuitable foods such …Read More

Animal Carers suffer Compassion Fatigue

As a RSPCA Volunteer, I am able to spend quality time with the dogs & cats at the shelter. Incidentally, I was playing with a little Chihuahua who asked if it could come home with me. I did tell him that I would put it out there for him to find a wonderful home soon. My Gracie passed away last November, and I cannot take on any new animals at …Read More

Are You Ready for a Pet Bird?

Whether it’s their incredible intelligence, inquisitive nature or display of love and affection, sharing your life with a bird can be a rewarding and lifelong experience. A relationship with a bird cannot be compared to a dog or cat, as they are an entirely different being altogether. One that won’t be suited to everyone due to their unusual and unique needs. Birds are really incredible creatures,  they thrive on stimulation …Read More

Wildlife Conservation: Day-to-day Tips!

Wildlife conservation is the responsibility of each and every one of us. It is something we can all do, day after day, at home and at work. Discover the many ways we all can decrease our environmental footprint and be a part of wildlife conservation.   My personal goal in my day-to-day life is to have the smallest negative impact or “footprint”. I have to be realistic: I write this …Read More

Do I need to vaccinate my dog and cat every year?

A titre test is a simple blood test that measures a dog or cat’s levels of antibodies  to vaccine viruses (or other infectious agents). For instance, your dog may be more resistant to a virus whereas your neighbour’s dog may be more prone to it. Titre’s accurately assess if your pet has protection to the so-called “core” diseases (distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis in dogs, and panleukopenia in cats), enabling vets to be able to …Read More