I provided evidence at the public hearings into the safety of pet food on Tuesday the 28th of August, 2018 in Sydney. Here you can read my oral and written submissions.
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I went there to put forward the demands of ordinary pet owners. You can be sure that industry was well-represented but what about you? We needed the opinions of ordinary consumers and average Australian pet owners. Continue reading “The Senate Pet Food Safety Inquiry & You”
Looking for new dog walk adventures? Here are my family favourites! Most of these you won’t find elsewhere.
There’s a map afterwards or click on a walk for its description. Continue reading “7 Adventurous Adelaide Dog Walks (& One Easy One!)”
The biggest change to dog and cat ownership law ever will happen on July 1st. If you live in or have moved to SA, here’s how it will affect you and what you need to do. For everyone else, I think you’ll find this unique experiment very interesting. Continue reading “South Australia’s New Dog & Cat Laws”
Update: a Senate inquiry into pet food has been initiated as a result of this scandal. Click here to read my submission.
Over 100 dogs have now been identified with megaoesophagus after eating Advance Dermocare. Here are the essential facts. Continue reading “The Advance Dermocare Fiasco FAQs”
There’s a new sound in the suburbs of Adelaide at night. I hear it most evenings in my gum tree. It’s the sound of fruit bats.
With them comes something we South Australians now need to know. Continue reading “Bats In Adelaide”
Did you see on TodayTonight where a dog went to two different vets and was told it would cost either $2000 or less than $100? The story focused on corporate vets but I don’t think that’s the real story. lf you want to get the vet care you want you need to understand what’s going on. Continue reading “What Cheaper Vet Care Looks Like”
The dog you see above was harmed by a bad experience at a pet sitter. You can read more about his story here. It’s a useful warning to all dog owners of the dangers of choosing the wrong pet sitter. Continue reading “Adelaide Dog Sitters, Dog Minding & House Sitting”
Sometimes in quieter moments, the past weighs heavily on me. What makes being a vet great is also what makes it so tough. It’s also one of the main reasons why so many young vets walk away from the job. Being a vet means being responsible for a patient’s care in a way that perhaps only your GP will understand. Continue reading “When Vets Make Mistakes”
It’s not what you think. Once I tell you you’ll wonder why you didn’t see the problem straight away, and I bet you’ll never take the risk again. In fact, even after my mother pointed it out, I nearly made the same mistake as you’ll see later. Continue reading “Why Kids Should Never Walk Dogs Alone”
This isn’t just for dogs and cats in Adelaide. If you live near any city in the developed world these days, you need to know these people exist (click here for specialists in other states and countries). One day you may be very grateful.
Continue reading “List of Adelaide Vet Specialists”