Tag: pets

Tenancy reforms receive a warm vet welcome

The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) welcomed the Victorian Government’s recent announcement that it will make renting fairer, ending discrimination against renters with pets. Paula Parker, president of the AVA, said the body had been contributed to the Government’s review, and had advocated for more pet-friendly accommodation. “There needs to be […]

Tick vigilance urged for coming holidays

“Roaming Vet” Romy Feldman has advised pet owners to be cautious particularly when taking animals on holiday, as different regions have different pests and treatments needed. “It is important to be informed about the risk in their area and any hot-spots that come about, like tick cases recently reported as […]

Panicked pets flee from quake

The recent earthquake in New Zealand’s second largest city, Christchurch, rated a bone-rattling 7.1 on the Richter scale – the same as San Francisco’s 1989 quake and larger than Haiti’s January quake. It occurred along a previously unknown fault line and sent sleeping residents into full earthquake defence mode. Animals […]