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Pet rules Queensland: Cars, Cycles and Rentals

Queensland Pet Restrictions for in a car and rental Tenancy and more. In Queensland you must not drive with a pet on your lap and you must have proper control of the vehicle. If a ‘roaming’ pet in your vehicle causes you to be distracted from driving, then you could receive a fine and/or loss of demerit points. The rider of a bicycle must not lead an animal, including by tethering the animal to the bicycle or having your dog run beside you. There are no strict cat curfew laws in Queensland but may vary across the councils. Check your local council for more information. In Queensland, when you and your dog are out in public you must walk your...

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Pet+Me Silicone Brush

Pet+Me: THE ORIGINAL SILICONE BRUSH! It does not matter if it’s a dog or a cat. With long or short hair, the pet+me® brush will pamper and comfort your furry friend in several ways. This cleaning and massage brush will deliver a balanced combination of efficiency and comfort. These brushes are soft and gentle even to the most sensitive skin, and are most effective in removing loose hair, sebum and dandruff. The pet+me® brush is made of 100% pure silicone, safe for both human and animal. For a thorough cleaning they can be washed in the washing machine.

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Are all ginger cats male? - Truth to the Myth

Ginger Cats Are All Male, Right? Well if you see a ginger cat around you can almost bet on it that the kitty is a male and win. This is because the ‘ginger gene’ which produces the orange colour is actually on the X chromosome. Males having an XY chromosome only need one of these genes to product the colour where Females have two X chromosomes and so need two copies of this gene to become ginger. If you were to breed 2 ginger cats all offspring would be ginger where if the female only carried the “ginger gene there would be a 1 in 4 chance.

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Signs and signals - Stress and your pet

Behavioural Solutions for Anxiety and Stress in our Pets Our Pets can experience stress and anxiety just like all of us. The best indicator is their behaviour. Pets can tell us a lot if we just watched their body language and facial expressions. Yes i said, facial expressions. A dog who is stressed or anxious could lick their lips frequently, yawn, cower away and avoid a situation or object. They could become vocal, aggressive and or even bite. A cat on the other hand can be a bit harder to read but some telling signs are ears back, hissing, hiding and vocalization. These are just a few that both cats and dogs can display. Although there are situations that we can avoid to...

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Planning a home Easter Egg hunt this year? What about your pets this Easter?

Pets and Chocolate Toxicity It’s that time of year when you need to be vigilant of your pets where bouts in your home. Dogs are natural scavengers so they will seek out any food and are particularly drawn to the sweet smell of chocolate. So where do you have that chocolate egg hidden? Chocolate doesn’t pass through a dog’s system, so it gets stored and can ultimately lead to long-term liver damage or even death. Chocolate contains theobromine, which is in the same family as caffeine, it is absorbed in the blood stream and causes cardiac, kidney and neurological dysfunction in dogs. Dogs and some other animals, such as cats and horses, can’t metabolise theobromine as quickly as humans can....

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