Sadly, 21 pet dogs have died in Victoria in the past couple of months, with investigations focusing on meat processed by a Gippsland knackery. Toxicology reports indicate horse and camel meat from the Northern Territory contained indospicine, a plant toxin that has a traumatic effect on the livers of dogs.
This has resulted in fresh calls for stricter controls of pet food supply and manufacturing in Australia.
Cats are quite inscrutable in terms of their emotions; its difficult to know when they're feeling pain for example. They give off only subtle hints through their body position, eyes and snout. This compares to dogs who will typically howl or whine when they're not happy about something.
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The Victorian council of Maribyrnong pays for a professional dog walker to take three pet dogs living in the Ariele Apartments for walks three times a day, at a cost of $35 each walk.
The service has become necessary after residents of the apartment complex were banned from leaving their building due to it being visited by the two NSW removalists, the source of the current Victorian COVID-19 Delta variant outbreak.
Large Australian hardware chain Bunnings lets you bring your pet dog into the store.
In some cases they'll even provide a mat of artificial turf to make your pooch feel right at home while sitting in the trolley.
CBD oil is a new medical cannabis product that has become popular for humans over the past couple of years.
There has been some formal studies into the benefits of giving CBD oil to dogs for various ailments such as epileptic seizures, arthritic pain and anxiety.
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