Take care of toxic plants

While a beautiful flower bed, colourful indoor arrangement or healthy cluster of pot plants gives us humans much joy, for our pets these plants can be the cause of serious illness. Many common indoor and outdoor plants and cut flowers are quite toxic to pets, causing a range of issues from skin irritations to vomiting…

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Keep pets warm

With winter now well and truly upon us, our thoughts turn to keeping warm. But we also have to remember our furry friends – despite their natural coats cats and dogs also need some consideration this winter. Here are some tips on keeping them warm:   In winter it’s worth making a fashion statement. Pet…

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Dog facts

  It’s estimated there are around 400 million dogs in the world. Dogs pant to cool down. While a resting dog will take about 35 breaths per minute, when they pant a dog can take as many as 400 breaths per minute. Panting forces air over the moist parts of the dog’s mouth, which helps rid…

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Adopting a pet

Every year, Australian refuges take in many tens of thousands of animals. The RSPCA alone estimates it receives more than 130,000 animals annually. These unwanted, stray or injured cats and dogs all need new homes, so if you’re thinking of becoming a pet owner, or adding to your menagerie, your local animal refuge or shelter…

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The real cost of pets

You can’t buy love, but that doesn’t mean owning a pet is free. In fact, pets are costing Australians a fortune – we spend $28 billion a year on our fluffy, feathered, scaly little mates.   Not that you can put a price on the companionship, support and love our pets bring. But Suncorp Bank,…

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