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Protecting our wildlife from bushfires

Meet the vet helping pave the way for wildlife rescue during natural disasters.

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Why is my cat angry at me?

Sometimes it happens out of the blue - a usually happy-go-lucky, affectionate cat starts biting or hissing and their owner can’t work out why.

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Should you brush your pet’s teeth?

This is something RSPCA Victoria vets get asked almost daily! Time to settle the facts – should you really brush your pet’s teeth?

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Surrendering your pet

Giving up a family pet is never an easy decision. However, in some circumstances it is ultimately the best choice for you and your pet.

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Busting the myths about FIV

Did you know that cats with Feline Immunodeficency Virus (FIV) spend twice as long at RSPCA Victoria shelters?

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The complete winter pet care guide

You know it’s winter in Victoria when every person on the street is complaining ferociously about just how COLD it is today!

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Caring for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

Rabbits and guinea pigs may be small, but they are highly social creatures with big personalities.

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A world where animals can talk

Welcome to the 1st episode of our Creative Series featuring Laura Jean McKay talking about her new book, The Animals in that Country.

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Socialising puppies during a pandemic

A puppy’s experiences between four and 16 weeks are critical for learning and can shape behaviour for the rest of their lives.

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Three ways to make your cat happier

If you’re discussing cats with a dog lover, chances are you’ll hear the words ‘independent’ and ‘aloof’ thrown around.

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Chocolate: The cat who lived to tell the tale

The first thing Gracia and Louise noticed about Chocolate was how small she was. 

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From the horse’s mouth: What kind of dental care do horses need?

Like humans, horses need regular dental check-ups to make sure their teeth stay picture perfect.

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Keeping the kids entertained during lockdown!

This may be a time when your kids are running amok indoors with nothing but home education to keep them from bouncing off the walls.

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Now is the perfect time to bring your cat indoors

With many of us spending more time at home, you have an opportunity to transition you cat to an indoor lifestyle is as smoothly as possible.

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RSPCA Victoria launches new online learning platform

AWARE is a free, online resource that gives students 24/7 access to engaging content about animal welfare, pet ownership and empathy.


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How to help your pet get used to your new face mask

As masks become compulsory in some areas of the state, there are some easy ways to help our pets start to adjust to this change. 

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Preparing your pet for your return to work

With COVID-19 restrictions recently beginning to ease, it’s a good idea to start thinking about your return to work.

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Simple pet grooming tips for home

Is your pooch looking a little worse for wear during isolation? It’s important to know how to do some basic grooming from home to ensure your pet stays healthy, happy and handsome!

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Four ideas to exercise your dog during isolation

These ideas will help your pet expend energy and build independence, helping them to relax and develop the bond between you. And provide hours of fun for both of you!

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Cat enrichment and training during isolation

Pet owners working from home are spending more time than ever with their beloved felines who can provide valuable company during these tough times.

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Five step emergency plan for your pets if you get coronavirus

Most Australians who contract coronavirus will have mild flu-like symptoms, however roughly 20% of cases are predicted to be severe to critical.

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