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Doggy Day on the Green is back on Saturday 26 August 2017! The City of Charles Sturt and the City of Port Adelaide Enfield have teamed up to make this event bigger than any year before.

Head down to Point Malcolm Reserve for a day of a fun, activities and treats for your four-legged friend. The activities on the day include dog training demonstrations, talks with dog behaviourists, and a couple of doggy treat-filled stalls to reward your pooch for being a good boy/girl.


This event aims to increase awareness and education about responsible pet ownership and dog safety. There’ll also be $10 microchipping thanks to Chipblitz (an awesome initiative of the Dog & Cat Management Board and Lost Pets of South Australia)!

Microchipping your dog is essential: if your furry friend becomes lost, you are far more likely to be reunited if they are microchipped. Spaces are filling fast so register now to secure your spot.


While you’re there, take the opportunity to see the nearly completed $1.2m upgrade to Point Malcolm Reserve before its official opening date of 21 October



You’ll be able to see the entrance to the upgraded Point Malcolm Reserve with new signage and artwork to lead you into this fun-filled Dog Day Out.

When: Saturday 26 August 2017, from 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Where: Point Malcolm Reserve, Semaphore Park, Adelaide, SA, 5019

Cost: Free (microchipping is $10)

For more details, please visit this Event’s Facebook page.

The Soladey ION5 is the world’s first titanium light-activated ionic toothbrush which promises to do a lot more than just brush your dog's teeth!

The ION5 is designed in Canada, made in Japan and now distributed globally including in Australia. We first came across this product at the 2017 Melbourne Dog Lovers Show and August being Pet Dental Month, we decided to take a closer look at this toothbrush as it is now marketed towards not only humans but also pets (using different heads of course!).

HOW DOES THE ION5 IONIC TOOTHBRUSH WORK?

This ionic toothbrush contains a photosensitive titanium* dioxide rod. When exposed to any light source (sunlight, plain light bulb or fluorescent bathroom light), the solar panel charges the patented titanium dioxide semiconductor rod inside ION5 converting light into ions (negatively charged electrons). The rod then releases the ions, which blend with saliva to attract positive (hydrogen) ions from the acid in the dental plaque. The acid is then neutralised and plaque is disintegrated.
NB: *Titanium is used in many medical applications worldwide and deemed safe.

In simple terms, to use your brush you only need to wet the bristles and semiconductor with water and brush your teeth (lightly but thoroughly) as you would with an ordinary toothbrush for 2 to 3 minutes. When the toothbrush is working effectively , you will notice that your saliva will foam slightly.

What you need to get your head around (we struggled with that one...) is that you don’t really need to use toothpaste though you can add a small amount if you wish. The essential requirement is that there is always an adequate light source hitting the solar panel for activation.

WHAT ARE THE GENERAL BENEFITS OF USING THE ION5 TOOTHBRUSH?

The manufacturer promotes a whole host of great benefits, ranging from a brighter smile, to reduced cavities and reduced plaque build-up and 
a fresher breath which you would expect from brushing your teeth regularly (3 minutes, twice daily).

We can definitely see the advantages for travelling (camping trips, long flights etc.) as it works without toothpaste and even water: saliva is sufficient for use outdoors.

There are potentially long-term savings as the handle and rod are built to last for years, requiring only inexpensive replaceable heads.

USING THE ION5 TOOTHBRUSH WITH YOUR DOG


Depending on the study you refer to, we know that 80-85% of dogs over the age of 3 years have some degree of Periodontal disease“Brushing teeth is actually the best thing to look after your pet’s teeth - just like our teeth” (Dr. Reeve, Veterinarian on ABC Radio Adelaide – 21 June 2017)

The trick however consists in training our dogs early (from the puppy stage) with lots of rewards along the way to accept these simple grooming tasks like tooth brushing and nail trimming as normal and pleasant activities.

With an older dog, this may take a bit of getting used to so maybe set up a routine in a relaxing space (no noise or distractions) and start with introducing the ION5 toothbrush over time without forcing the issue. 


The manufacturer advises to start with a normal finger brush (available from most pet stores and vets) then move on to just the ION5 brush head and then the full brush.

Progressively you should be able to massage closer to our dog’s mouth (watch out for any signs your dog is not comfortable or relaxed!) and eventually you will be able to massage around and inside the mouth without causing any distress. 

This could take months depending on your dog... However if the alternative is expensive dental cleaning under anaesthesia at the vet every few years, we definitely think it’s worth a try!

PRICE & WHERE TO BUY

The ION5 ionic toothbrush is available in 3 colours: Gumtree, Purple and Blue

RRP: $72.00 (toothbrush with 2-head pack) at www.siriusdogcares.com.au

Disclaimer: Product gifted by Sirius Dog Cares for editorial consideration.
Saturday 19th August 2017 commemorates the 26th anniversary of International Homeless Animals' Day. This day aims to educate people about pet abandonment, feral animals and benefits of neutering domestic animals.

Depending on how old you are, you may not recall the explosion of Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (Ukraine) on 26th April 1986. In its aftermath, residents of Chernobyl were forced to flee the site, leaving behind all their belongings, including their beloved pets. 

This picture shows a row of signs, each one is the name of a city abandoned after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster

The fallout - 400 times more radioactivity than was released at Hiroshima - drove a third of a million people from their homes. Nearly 1,000 stray dogs, descendants of those pets abandoned during the evacuation still live around the nuclear power plant and within the surrounding 30-kilometre exclusion zone. 

Not only are they exposed to rabies by animals within the exclusion zone but also from the rabid wolf population. Wild creatures such as boar, deer, and fish are also thriving in the zone, which ironically has taken on the character of a nature park in the absence of humans.

These poor dogs are also malnourished and in dire need of medical attention. The dogs rely on the workers still working at the station to feed them so that they can survive.

“Rabies is not only a risk for animals but also for humans,” says Julie Sanders, International Director of the Companion Animals Department at Four Paws. “By vaccinating the homeless dogs, we are also protecting the 3,500 nuclear power plant workers who come into contact with the dogs and look after them.”

Earlier this year, the Clean Futures Fund (CCF), a U.S. non-profit organisation launched an international assistance program that aims to spay/neuter and vaccinate the hundreds of stray dogs that live in that area over a 3-year period. These operations will be conducted by a team of Ukrainian veterinarians as well as volunteer vets from around the world.



Clean Futures Fund has partnered with a variety of organisations including GreaterGood.org, SPCA International, Project VETS, Four Paws International to bring 8 veterinarians (1 from USA, 1 from Portugal, 1 from Austria, 5 from Ukraine) to Chernobyl to conduct these operations in 
August, 2017. There are also 15 international volunteers (from USA, GB, JAP, GER, AUS, UKR, NOR,) who will be coming to assist the veterinarians.

The Dogs of Chernobyl Program will reduce the threat of human exposure to rabies and provide a humane option for managing the stray dog population in the area”, said CCF co-founder Lucas Hixson.

Little Tarzan found in March 2017 - Photo Credit (and first image): FOUR PAWS / Thomas Halasz
This will have ongoing benefits for the Dogs of Chernobyl including little Tarzan who was born in March this year and found by workers, who have been caring for him and his mother ever since.

After the evacuation in April 1986 some people decided to return to their houses and one of these people was Rosalia Ivanovna. 
Stray dogs Becky (left) and Samantha (right) - Photo Credit: FOUR PAWS
Before the accident, Rosalia was a teacher whose house was always open to visitors. She was always fond of dogs and she ended up adopting two strays - Samantha and Becky.

Rosalia was finally forced to leave the exclusion zone in the winter 2015 but her dogs were left behind without food and warm shelter in the middle of the cold Ukrainian winter. Despite being alone these dogs survived and they are now just two of the dogs helped by this project.

These ‘forgotten victims’ will finally be remembered.

Dogs of Chernobyl Program: a puppy being tested for radiation - Photo Credit: FOUR PAWS / Thomas Halasz

We'd like to thank Emily Reeves and the team at FOUR Paws Australia for bringing this story to our attention. To find out more about how you can help their efforts around the world, visit their website or Facebook page.

If you would like to donate to the Clean Futures Fund or help another way please visit cleanfutures.org or the campaign page at dogsofchernobyl.com
If like us, you live with a monster chewer and find that expensive tough toys won’t even last the day, you may be interested in trying these deer antlers for dogs. 

We don’t give our dogs raw bones (on our vet’s advice) and oral treats are usually swallowed whole, which would not deliver many benefits to remove plaque or tartar... Yet, we want to ensure our dogs’ teeth remain as clean as possible so we were on the lookout for a suitable alternative!

In the lead up to Christmas, we were searching for stocking fillers for our two Malinois that would not break the bank but also last beyond Boxing Day and we stumbled across the Antlers for Dogs website. It was pretty simple to navigate as it focuses solely on antlers with a great range to choose from so we decided to give those a try.

We were very impressed by the personal customer service we received and the fact that a small family business offers free shipping with only (we’re based in the same State) a 3-day turnaround for delivery.

WHY WOULD YOU GIVE ANTLER CHEWS TO YOUR DOGS?


#1. Health Benefits 


First and foremost, deer antlers are natural and packed full of minerals like calcium, phosphorous and zinc to promote brain growth and healthy digestion. Obviously, our dogs don’t consume a large enough amount daily to make a huge difference to their health but at least there is no plastic in sight!

Please note that some vets will discourage the use of hard chews: not just deer antlers but also hard plastic or nylon chews, sterilised bones, cow hooves etc. as they potentially can cause bleeding in the mouth (or internally if they splinter) or blockages if swallowed so you need to decide if this is right for your dog.

#2. Long Lasting Treat

Compared to other dog treats – which tend to be inhaled rather than savoured! – these particular antler chews are very long-lasting. 
The company advised that we could expect 3 to 6 months chew time and our first antler (Chewy Brute Large) did remain in action for close to 6 months! It was not completely finished but by that stage, it was too small to be held easily or chewed safely.

With two Malinois working on a timeshare arrangement, we found this longevity was quite an achievement! We had previously bought antlers from a store but had no idea where they were sourced from. They were also consumed within a couple of weeks (especially split antlers) so there was a big difference in quality!

#3. Odourless 


We also like the fact that deer antlers are odourless and on cold or wet days, this makes them excellent indoor chew treats as they provide mental stimulation and help relieve stress!

There is no treating, boiling or preserving which makes them safer and softer which minimises the risk of tooth breakage. 

We have tried a couple of these antlers now and they don’t get slimy nor do they splinter. I personally tend to remove them after 10 minutes of intense chewing or if I am unable supervise our dogs closely.

#4. Environmentally-friendly

Antlers are also cruelty-free. Deers will grow a new set of antlers each year: the mature antlers fall off naturally to make way for the new pair coming through. They would go to waste if they were not collected by the Antlers for Dogs’ owners on their farm in the Hunter Valley so why not put them to good use?

CHOOSING THE RIGHT ANTLER FOR YOUR DOG

The most important thing is to choose the right size for your dog. There is a great reference guide on the website to help you select the appropriate antler based on your dog’s size and breed but please feel free to contact the company for advice and they’ll happily share their experience with you.

When you’re choosing deer antlers for dogs, it’s better to get a larger size antler than a smaller one. Dogs will still be able to chew on a large antler – however if their antler is undersized they might get through it quite quickly!


Our Weapon of Choice - The Chewy Brute



These are the biggest, toughest and "meanest" antlers you’ll find and finally a match for our dogs!

The Chewy Brutes include the ‘burr’ – which is the part of the antler which connects to the skull – making these incredibly durable and resistant to cracking and splintering.

These enormously chunky antlers have a minimum weight of 400g.

RRP:  $36 (small) and $46 (large)


Fallow Straps - The Softer Option


With our Christmas order, we also received one large Fallow Strap which was a novelty as we did not even know these existed.

Fallow straps come from the thinner, flatter bit of the antler – right at the top. In technical terms this is known as the palmate and it is the softest, most nutritious and delicious (or so we're told!) part of the antler.

Fallow Straps can be used as occasional treats (e.g. as odourless chews for long car trips) and it’s certainly the way our dogs used theirs. Between our two dogs, I think it took less than 45 minutes to chomp through an entire large one so these are not the best choice for our power chewers.

They are however a good choice for puppies, small dogs, senior dogs or those that are just getting introduced to the world of antlers.

They come in Small or Large or if your dog needs a bit of extra incentive, there’s even a Beef and Apple Cider flavoured variety!

RRP: from $18 (or you could get two for $30).


For more information, please visit www.antlersfordogs.com.au
Tails are wagging and whiskers are twitching because the word is out that the Wyndham City’s Pet & Animal Expo is back on Sunday 17 September 2017.

An annual event for the Wyndham community, the Pet and Animal Expo is a fun ‘family and pet' friendly day where all activities and entertainment are free!

The line-up for this 2017 event includes:
  • Stage program featuring Chris Humfrey & the team from Wild Action. Chris and the team will be bringing the zoo to you! In a fun and interactive animal focused stage performance both on stage and at their marquee where you can get up close to some of Australia’s fantastic fauna.
  • Dog obedience displays, educational and action-packed agility demonstrations.
  • A huge range of exhibitors with products and services for pets and their owners.
  • Ensure your fur family are safe with Council registration services and pet micro-chipping at the discounted rate of $30.
  • Check out the pet displays including exotic cats, dogs, ferrets and more...
  • Popular children’s activities such as face painting, and everyone’s favourite animal farm.
Plus there’ll be a variety of popular food trucks on site as well as pet food vendors so absolutely everyone can get a great feed!

This event is aimed at providing information and education about responsible pet ownership in a fun and engaging way. It provides an opportunity for the Wyndham community to come along, meet and learn from the representatives from the wide range of animal and pet organisations. It’s a great day out with the kids and the furkids!

When: Sunday 17 Sep 2017, from 10:00am until 4:00pm

Where: Wyndham Civic Centre45 Princes Highway, Werribee,VIC, 3030

Cost: Free

For the latest details, please visit https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/petexpo

Public Transport

Visit the Public Transport Victoria website to plan your journey.
Shuttle buses will run throughout the day. No booking is required. 
Dogs can make our day. In our viral world obsessed with madcap real-life dog videos, one ad will tell the truest story of all. 

Assistance Dogs Australia a small but national, not-for-profit organisation have partnered with long-time pro bono collaborator, ad agency Leo Burnett Sydney on an idea to turn society’s current obsession with viral videos of the canine variety on its head. 

When Dave Wood, award-winning director of the London Battersea Dogs & Cats Home ad campaign came on board too, a charity offering guaranteed to ignite the public’s interest in the work of Assistance Dogs was created. 

America’s Funniest Home Videos kindly provided thousands of clips for use. But the indisputable stars are the team of Michael and his Assistance Dog Fizz.  In 2008, Michael, a professional triathlete, was involved in a traffic accident on a bike training ride in Melbourne that left him a quadriplegic. Learn more about Michael and Fizz's story in this video...



This new TV ad campaign launched on Sunday 6 August kickstarting International Assistance Dogs Week. It will be aired on all major networks in metropolitan and regional markets across Australia. 


Assistance Dogs don’t just change lives, they give people their lives back.


About Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs Australia is a national charity which trains Labradors and Golden Retrievers to help people with disabilities, providing them with greater freedom and independence. Dogs are placed free of charge to a wide range of clients. It costs in excess of $35,000 to train and place a dog, and Assistance Dogs Australia receives no government funding. 
For more information on how you can help, visit assistancedogs.org.au or call 1800 688 364.
Finding your next best friend is exciting but it can be daunting to have to choose between a rescue dog and a puppy. Before we start looking for a dog, it is essential to make a fair and honest assessment of our situation and decide if we are really ready for it...

While puppies are too cute, the cute phase is over very quickly and often causes sleeple
ss nights, stains on the Persian rug or much worse the puppy ending up in a shelter. We tend to glorify puppyhood, forgetting that dogs are only puppies for a few months.
So please, make sure that what you really want is a dog and not just the cute puppy!

ARE YOU READY TO COMMIT TO THIS DOG FOR LIFE?

Pointing out the obvious, a "puppy" is a 12 to 15 year commitment and a lot of things can change during this time. Some are out of our control, such as family and relationship breakdowns, death, or sickness to name a few; others are very predictable: moving out, getting married, having a baby, the children are growing up, going overseas, having an extended holiday, changing jobs, moving, again just to name a few. 

If you work full time, have a busy lifestyle, three kids under the age of six, a puppy or a rescue dog might not be a good idea? And if you will not allow the dog in the house, don’t get one! Dogs are not garden ornaments... Also, do not get a dog for the children, because the neighbours got one or because you feel for the cute puppy in the window.

Making a frank assessment of what you can give your new dog or puppy is important, too. Are you ready to put in the time for puppy socialisation and ongoing training and will you make her part of the family? 

Is owning a dog a right or a privilege? I just read the book Run, Spot, Run: The Ethics of Keeping Pets by Jessica Pierce and it really makes you think twice!

In my opinion, owning a dog is a privilege that comes with a lot of work and a lot of sacrifices. 

Forget about sleeping in for a few months or years, forget about going out every night and forget about extended holidays. Before you make a decision ask yourself do you really have the time and commitment it takes to bring up a well adjusted and confident canine citizen? Are you prepared for the challenges of the teenage dog and the heartbreak of living with an older dog?

WHICH DOG IS BEST SUITED TO YOUR FAMILY AND LIFESTYLE?

But let's assume you are ready, then the next question is rescue dog, puppy or puppy educator for guide dogs or a similar organisation.


#1. The case for a Puppy

Start with researching the different breeds: whilst most breeds can make a great companion in the right home, some are more challenging for any owner. If you do not want a challenge then you might want to look for an easy going breed. 

Be aware though that there are significant differences within the breed and nurture is as important as nature. Meeting the puppy's parents or at least mum is important. 

Make sure you check your dog's exercise requirements. Border Collies as a working breed look stunning but they are often not suitable for an average pet home. Most working dogs need more mental and physical stimulation than a pet home can provide. The same goes for some of the gundogs. A Golden Retriever or a Labrador might be a good choice as a pet, a Vizsla or a German Short-haired Pointer? Maybe a bit less so...

Also consider if the dog comes from a working line or show line as the show lines are often a bit calmer. It is hard to predict the temperament of a cross breed, even the designer breeds, but again meeting mum can give you some ideas.

Another popular choice at the moment are the flat-faced breeds (or brachycephalic breeds), make sure you are aware of the health risks associated with these cute faces. 
Some of these dogs struggle to breathe in hot weather or have trouble breathing when lying down. They are often delivered by caesarean section because of their large heads and narrow pelvis. 

Go to the dog park and talk to the owners of the dogs you like the look of. What do they say? How does the dog behave? Do you like what you see?

Bringing up a puppy for a Guide Dog or Assistance Dog organisation is a good way of finding out if you are really ready. This arrangement gives you access to ongoing support and if you have any problems, help is nearby. For some it might be attractive to be committed for 12 months only, whilst for others this might be why it is not right for them!

#2. The case for a Rescue Dog

When it comes to rescue dogs there are many reasons to choose a rescue dog: 
  • You save a life and there are many rescue dogs who make perfect pets. 
  • What you see is what you get (at least the looks)
  • It can be less time consuming. 
  • Senior dogs make great pets
  • A lot of rescue dogs have had basic training. 
  • They are screened by some of the rescue organisations. 

While I admire the work of rescue organisations there are some dogs who are not suitable for re-homing and responsible rescues will screen for aggression towards humans and other animals
I am very honest (and yes, I worked in rescue) and in my opinion, dogs who show aggression towards humans should not be re-homed. If a dog shows aggression towards other animals that is a difficult question. 

Sometimes there are owners who are ready to take on a dog with these kinds of behaviours but I do not think these dogs are suitable for the ‘average’ dog owner. 

In my work as a dog trainer, I have met owners who have taken dogs on without knowing what they got themselves into and regretted it deeply. They also will never adopt again. If dogs who display behaviours that are problematic are put up for adoption, full disclosure is necessary as anything else is unethical. It also brings the entire rescue world in disrepute.

If you're deciding to adopt, check out the different rescue organisations and go and visit their facilities. If you have decided on a specific breed, check out the breed rescues too. You might find a pure bred dog in rescue that might just fit the bill.
What questions should you ask the Rescue organisation or Foster?

  • What background information do you have on the dog (breed, age, age surrendered, micro chipped, breeder)? 
  • Did the dog live with a family/single person? 
  • Has the dog been socialised to people, other dogs, noises? 
  • Has the dog been on walks in a ‘normal’ suburban area? 
  • Has the dog been assessed with other dogs? 
  • Has the dog had some basic training – what are his/her skills (sit, lie down, come, tricks…)? 
I recommend taking the dog out for a walk in a calm environment to gauge his reaction towards normal low intensity stimuli.

Make sure you get a trail period of at least 3 weeks

We sometimes talk about the three threes: three days, three weeks, three months. While it might not be exactly three but rescue dogs are often a bit shell shocked for the first few days in a new home and might be rather cautious, after three weeks they will most likely show their normal behaviour and by about three months, they will have settled into your routine.

THINGS TO CONSIDER IF YOU DECIDE TO CHOOSE A PUPPY

If you decided to get a puppy then the only way to make sure you are not supporting a puppy mill is to visit the breeder. I do not say a puppy from a puppy mill cannot make a good dog but her parents will never have a life! Breeding dogs in these situations lead a miserable and abusive life. Dogs in pet shops fall in this category too.

A good indication of a puppy mill environment is when the breeder refuses to let you visit or if they want to meet you half way. You want to meet the mother as this will give you a good indication of what to expect with your puppy. Ideally, you would like to meet the father, too, but they often do not live with the breeder. 

You should visit even if the breeder is a registered breeder with Dogs NSW (or other relevant bodies in your country or state). You are looking for a family member, this means you do not want your puppy to be born and raised in a kennel.

Puppies should be born in a home environment and spend at least the first four weeks inside a family home. You want to know what early socialisation and handling has been done.

Puppies should be handled gently from the very first day by the breeder and should have met all different kind of people (including nice children) by the time they leave for their new homes. 


They should have been on different surfaces, heard a lot of different noises, met other animals including other species and older well adjusted dogs. They should have basic training: at least, sit and come when called and house training should be well under way.

What questions should you ask the Breeder?


  • Where were the puppies born? 
  • Who has handled the puppies? 
  • How many people have they met and what kind of people? 
  • Have they met other animals/dogs? 
  • What kind of noises are they used to? 
  • What surfaces have they been on? 
  • What training has been done? 
Once the puppy comes home get ready for a busy time. I will leave the details on what to do during the first few weeks for another blog but I will say this: you can train your dog for their entire life but you are on very strict deadlines for socialisation. Make sure you have time to socialise your puppy because you cannot postpone socialisation. 

Most of all have fun, enjoy puppyhood and take a lot of pictures! Your puppy will grow up in no time.

Barbara Hodel has been involved in dog training for the last 16 years. She has completed a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services and a Diploma in CBST (Canine Behaviour Science and Technology). She’s also a Delta-accredited instructor since 2007.
She's also the President of the Pet Professional Guild Australia (PPGA).

She has been running Goodog Positive Dog Training on the Northern Beaches Sydney for the last nine years, running classes on all levels as well as workshops and agility fun classes.

www.goodog.com.au

With RSPCA Flea Control for DogsAustralian pet lovers now have an effective and value priced flea control product which supports the RSPCA.

This follows on from the successful launch last year of RSPCA Allwormer and Heartwormer products by Indyvet Animal Health Products.

"External parasite control is very important for the welfare of Australian dogs and cats, and RSPCA Flea Control gives pet owners an effective and great priced flea control option. Sales of this product support the work of the RSPCA " said Heather Neil, RSPCA Australia CEO.

A portion of revenue from the sale of the RSPCA Animal Health Products supports the valuable work of the RSPCA. By choosing them, Australian pet owners can be "Twice the Pet Hero", protecting their own pets from nasty parasites and supporting the ongoing work of the RSPCA.



IndyVet, which launched RSPCA Allwormer and RSPCA Heartwormer last year, reports that consumer demand for the RSPCA Branded Products has been strong and continues to grow. Dr Mark Perissinotto, IndyVet CEO and Chief Veterinary Officer said he's not surprised by the strong demand. "We're giving Aussie consumers reasonably priced and effective parasite control that also contribute to the RSPCA. Who wouldn't want to support that?

According to research released by the Guardian (Dec 2015), the RSPCA is the most influential animal welfare organisation in Australia. Perhaps to be expected when you remember that the RSPCA has consistently ranked among Australia’s most trusted charities in the Reader’s Digest "Most Trusted Survey" and highest of any animal welfare organisation.

"We're incredibly aware of the trust Australian pet owners put in the RSPCA" Dr Perissinotto said. "All involved have worked hard to ensure that the safety, quality and effectiveness of the RSPCA Animal Health Products are comparable to the leading brands in the market."


RSPCA Flea Control for Dogs is a topspot product available in small, medium, large and extra large sizes. Each packet contains 4 pipettes (four months' supply).

RSPCA Heartwormer for Dogs is a monthly tablet and is available in three sizes for dogs. RSPCA Allwormer (for Cats and Dogs) is a tablet and available in two dog sizes and one cat size. The products are APVMA approved.

PRICE & WHERE TO BUY

RSPCA Flea Control (for Dogs), RSPCA Allwormer (for Cats and Dogs) and RSPCA Heartwormer (for Dogs) are available from RSPCA retail outlets, public vet clinics and adoption centres, as well as made available for sale by vet clinics, pet shops, pharmacies and online retailers. 

For more details, please visit www.RSPCAanimalhealthproducts.org.au
WIN 1 Fine Silver Keyring
from SILVER PET PRINTS 
for Father's Day !!!

Father's Day is on September 3 so why not give Dad (or your partner) the most unique Father's Day gift this year?


We teamed up with SILVER PET PRINTS for your chance to win one of their fine silver Keyrings: the perfect way to capture the paw prints of the furry member(s) of your family. 

The lucky winner will be able to choose from one of 3 designs featured with one or two or three paw prints, with your pet's name stamped at the back! 
Prize valued at $190-$240 depending on the design chosen by the winner.

To enter, like and share this post and tell us "why you'd like to offer this Silver Pet Prints Keyring as a gift and which design has your preference?" (see all options here) in the comments via our Facebook or Instagram post (11/08/2017). 


Tag up to 3 of your dog loving friends to receive additional entries in the draw!

TERMS & CONDITIONS

1. This Competition will close on 18/08/2017 (1pm). The winner will be drawn on Saturday 19th August and announced on this page.
2. To enter, like and share this post and tell us "why you'd like to offer this fine silver Keyring as a gift and which design has your preference? Visit https://www.silverpetprints.com/en-au/keyrings to see all options
3. Please note you MUST be following our Facebook page or Instagram page @australiandoglover to be eligible.
4. Each extra person tagged in the Comments will earn the entrant an additional entry (max.3)

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