Tales from Australia CAN

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Pets and Stress

Posted: May 2021
Spending time with animals is a research-backed way to lower stress and anxiety. And yet, you don’t need to own a pet to reap the stress-reducing benefits.
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Big Dogs in Small Spaces

Posted: October 2020
It’s commonly believed that you can’t keep big dogs in small apartments, but the truth is, when it comes to housing for your big boy (or girl), size doesn’t always matter.
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Why you should desex your cat before puberty

Posted: January 2021
Desexing cats before four months old is on the increase. New research finds Australia is doing well in the desexing arena. But the age of desexing needs to be brought forward from six months to four months to close a "pregnancy gap" and prevent unwanted litters of kittens.
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Separation Anxiety

Posted: December 2020
With COVID-19 restrictions slowly lifting, we recommend you start preparing your pets for when you return to your usual workplace. These tips are particularly important for those who have welcomed a new furry family member during the pandemic.
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Helping Your Dog Adjust to Post-pandemic Life

Posted: October 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has not only changed the lives of people, but of pets. The hard part comes next, when we go back to work and school, and our dogs are left confused and upset at suddenly being left alone again.
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Learning to cope with grief after losing a pet

Posted: October 2020
Many people experience deep grief after the death of their pet. These people are neither crazy nor overly sentimental. Like you and me, they are everyday types whose response to the loss is absolutely normal.
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Hoarders loving animals to death need help

Posted: August 2020
Fiona Webster, CEO of Lort Smith, reflects on the complex issue of animal hoarding ...
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Give me a couch not a racetrack

Posted: May 2020
The NSW government is amending the code on the welfare of greyhounds.
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Australia CAN welcomes Sydney Dogs and Cats Home to our national group

Posted: October 2019
Animal Welfare League Australia is proud to announce the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home as its newest member.
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The heartbreaking decision to give up a pet

Posted: August 2019
Too often, people are in a position where they must surrender a much loved pet due to veterinary costs they cannot afford, a change in circumstances that means a pet can no longer be accommodated, or behavioural issues they cannot manage.
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Pets need to watch their waistline too

Posted: March 2019
When you take out the fads and trends, we all know it’s important to maintain a healthy, balanced diet - and the same is true for our animal companions.
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Supporting seniors to keep their companions

Posted: March 2019
Isolation and loneliness are among the most difficult challenges facing senior-aged people. Even more difficult can be losing a beloved companion animal and thinking you’re too old to have another.
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