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homes for animals

  • By wattle
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  • 80 replies

RSPCA wants people to adopt animals but the prices are too expensive for a little more than they charge you can get a pure bred I went last week for a 6month foxie they asked $400 they had the...

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staffys

  • By shanlee
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People that own a staffy know they are a truly one of the best family dogs you will ever come across so for all you people that run them down maybe you should look a lot closer and you will see...

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what pets does everyone have

  • By dollymay
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  • 62 replies

What is your favorite pet, what funny things do they do, be nice to remember some funny things our pets do to make us laugh,

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My cat talks

  • By Jade Simpson
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  • 25 replies

I filmed my cat when she was saying Mama. Can your pets talk?

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Does your pet snore?

  • By flyingace
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  • 77 replies

My cat snores and does anyone else pets snores?

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concerned cat lover

  • By sen
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I am concerned at the amount of cruelty that seems to be directed towards cats,l am aware that not all people like cats ,but that is no reason to go out of their way to hurt them.l have 3 cats and...

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fussy eaters

  • By mtg
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  • 11 replies

what do you offer an older dog when he refuses to eat dog food. He wants what we eat all the time and is getting to fat. anyone know of any dog food thats hard to resist. Thanks for any help

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Moving house - tips for cats not escaping

  • By zabatz
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I am moving to the country next month and I am very concerned how my 2 cats will cope! How do I keep them calm while travelling and more importantly how can I settle them so they do not freak out...

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Dog friendly holiday in Tasmania?

  • By annacathryn
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  • 37 replies

I'm planning a holiday to Tasmania and we'd love to take our dog with us. I'm just not sure how practical it would be - I think there are a lot of National Parks we would have to avoid because they...

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Do Animals have a Soul ?

  • By Hartmut
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  • 158 replies

The question is to ask if humans are the only ones with a soul, and if so, why.

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Best dog parks in the Sydney area?

  • By annacathryn
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  • 34 replies

Hi there, We currently live in the Blue Mountains but we're looking at moving closer to the city. We have two big dogs and it's really important to us that we have an off leash dog park within...

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my cat is constanly eating

  • By samgunning
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  • 9 replies

She just eats and eats. About 3 tins a day anyone elses pets just eat an eat .?

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new council laws on barking dogs

  • By nelly2
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  • 76 replies

do you agree with the law they are bringing in where they can take your dog and put it down for barking all the time ,they can do this without your permision ,i would like to hear your thoughts on...

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vets

  • By queenie
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  • 72 replies

vets are rediculos with there prices

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Feline Alarm Clock

  • By Elsie007
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My two cats sleep on my feet but, as soon as the birds start to sing in the morning, the male makes his way to my head. He taps my face, very gently, claws retracted. If I want a few minutse more...

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Baby birdie

  • By MariaG
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My cockateel has laid her first egg. She's trying to figure out this hatching thing and I think perhaps I won't be a granny again too soon. My little Lucy looks so gorgeous with her tiny face...

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Excitement over new baby

  • By EileenW1
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We vowed we would never get another dog after our last beloved Norwegian Elkhound died aged 14. We were blessed to have owned two but our gorgeous, brave Britte developed lymphoma and we spent a...

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why is there not more after hour animal rescue centres

  • By ceanna jane
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I'm a huge animal lover and quite a few times I have seen an animal on the side of a road injured and needing medical help.its obvious the first thing to do is ring wildlife centers.however after...

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Whinging dog

  • By jollyjan
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Does anyone else have this problem,my dog looks out the window and whinges when she sees things out the window...she drives me crazy,she goes for two walks a day ,gets well fed.It would be good if...

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Thoughts on "dangerous Breed" dogs and the restrictions?

  • By Ottosgirl
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I'm extremely involved in the animal and pet community and was curious to find out what everyones thoughts were on "dangerous breeds". What the media show and the council and also what they don't...

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Stop the new law of putting pitbull

  • By meganodwyer
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Why should a certain of breed of dog be put down and stereo typed as aggressive. AgreedPlease share your opinion

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What in your opinion is the most silly name for a pet.

  • By Teehee
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I have a black long hair cat called nigger.

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how to deal with the grief when a pet dies

  • By kfactor
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I am grieving the loss of my beloved dog and would like to hear from people in similar positions. My little dog Rocky was 15 and a half when we had to say goodbye at the end of January. He had been...

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Harmony

  • By koutabeck
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I have 32 pets ...harmony is the key to my furry feathered family with fins (-:

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abuse to animals

  • By cherrywatts
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I think that we should put a stop to pet crulity if it happens one to many time we lose our best friend , that onee person that u could tell anything and it wouldn't tell a living sole the...

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Cats annoying habits

  • By Anne
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have 3 cats and 2 of them have annoying habit of using the furniture as a scratching post.. they know they are not allowed to but sneak around the back of the sofa or wait till no one is looking....

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burial of animals

  • By david
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what do you think we should do with our pets after death. a nice burial at home in the gardren or be creamated by specialist people wh do this.animals tthat are cremated are all thrown in the...

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My Cat loves to bite and tear boxes to pieces

  • By Ro
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My Cat loves to bite and tear boxes to pieces He has his favorite types, corrugated cardboard not to thin or thick and he takes bites out of it and spits them out .......... great for the compost....

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do you prefer to wash your own dogs or pay for someone to do it for you

  • By yeyo52
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well i am on a disability pension but i prefer to get my dogs washed by the mobile groomers that way my dogs dont go too far from home and are ready clean and dry when they come back in to me,...

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How do you stop a dog doing its business where we don't want her to do it

  • By Trish
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I have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who is very defiant and lazy! She persists in doing her 'poo' where we don't want it. No matter how often I spray the area with stuff to stop her, she goes...

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Cats

  • By peppi6
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Looking to adp[t a little all black kitten for mu daughter. Does anyone have one:

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Abandoned Animals

  • By KJ
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My partner and I have recently adopted a 4 month old Mastiff X from our local pound. She was part of a litter of 5 that was found underneath a bridge, starving and unhealthy.. She is the most...

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What happens when your pet has an operation

  • By kfactor
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My 15 year old best friend (toy cross) has just had several blood blisters removed from his belly. The vet was concerned about his age undergoing any operation and had to give him intravenous...

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What do you wish your neighbours' children knew?

  • By MrsBridget
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I don't have pets. We have had hens, previously, but I'm not really inclined to keep animals. I wonder, though, what pet-keepers wished non-pet-keepers knew about pets. What should I be teaching my...

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A Tough Call

  • By spog777
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With an extra large brown snake population around this year a more personal problem may occur. I was faced with it and had to make a decision and was wondering what decision others would make and...

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Home made toys and treats for pets

  • By Hilary
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Do you make your pets home made toys and treats? Please share your ideas including instructions. Thanks.

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is it ok to keep my dog outside in winter?

  • By Jye
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i have a dog named rex, and im not sure whether i should keep him outside in winter or not?

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margecd

  • By margecd
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Dogs love toys! if you have a dog who loves toys but rips them apart as they do, check out your local charity shops/stalls etc for good second hand soft toys. But we very aware ..... no...

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My Budgie Leo - when is it time to say goodbye?

  • By LokiAura
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A couple of weeks ago my talkative budgie affectionately Leo hurt his leg. He went to the vet who checked it out and said she couldnt tell if the leg was broken or dislocated. She gave us...

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dogs

  • By cindycarrington
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  • 26 replies

what kind of dog do you hate and why?

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the perfect pet

  • By sammy79
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theres so many pets to choose from today. i have a dog, galah, water dragon and tropical fish. What pet would you choose and why?

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My Animal/Pet love

  • By baps
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I am animal/pet lover and i can feel their feelings. They don't have strength to speak something but they express their feelings a lot, If we want to feel their feelings, we have to create that...

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What is your favourite breed of cat.

  • By flyingace
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  • 38 replies

My cat is a Ragdoll but doesn't act like one. I love her anyway.

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The cats in the vege patch again

  • By Ro
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I had noticed some ragged holes in the silver beet - thought we had super slugs However the other evening one of our cat was chomping on the cat mint the other was taking great bites out of the...

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Alpacas

  • By sanspeur
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I have 3 alpacas on one and a half acres in Tasmania. They are great critters: easy on the land as they have pads, not hooves; no vet bills as they're so robust; friendly; good guardians for other...

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Native animals as pets?

  • By Megahand
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So I was watching a tv show one night and I heard that the only way to keep native animals from extinction was to keep them as pets. I think that it would be pretty cool to have a native animal as...

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Barking Shitzu Poodle

  • By Rach
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I have a 6 year old Shitzu Poodle that goes nuts barking when I leave the house and for 5 minutes solid every time I return. Its very embarrassing when I come home with friends and he barks silly...

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Is it OK to give my cat ice cream?

  • By frogette
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I have a great little black bob tailed cat. I can get frozen peas etc from the freezer...not a problem. As soon as I get the ice cream out he will stand at my feet and carry on a treat. If I don't...

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Diabetic Cats

  • By Tygerz
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Just wondering if anyone else has a diabetic cat and how things are going, what treatments etc. My cat has recently been dianogsed and we are still working to get his glucose levels down to an...

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Puppy School

  • By Lela
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These are great places to help you to train your dog. You meet so many people and it hepls your dog to interact with other breeds. You can learn so much from going. I did.

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Vets

  • By Jen
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My dog has allergies. He has had them since he was little. When I went to the vets initially he was prescribed cortisone ointment and anti histamine tablets. This is a treatment however, not a...

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love

  • By queenie
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when will we stop using animals as guinie pigs except when its compleatly necessary and then who has the right to play god and decide the future of some defenceless animal queenie52

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Bad cat

  • By jet123
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So my cat likes to wake us up by sitting on our bedside table, and knocking off our cellphones on purpose! He does it all the time and we watch him do it, how do we stop him from throwing our...

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Budgies

  • By Hilary
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I have two budgies. How can I get them to feel safe enough to climb onto my hand and to come out off their cage? Also has anyone any good ideas for home made toys for budgies? What is best to use...

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Bulldog cranky with other dogs. Help!

  • By Jen
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Can anyone suggest how to get a 5month old bulldog to not be aggressive with other dogs? He is great with all people and children just appears very protective of his family when out and about. with...

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My 9 delights

  • By diaooraa
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I have nine cats a varioty of differant colours and breeds. Dont get me wrong cat food does take a good chunk of money out of the weekly groccery money especailly with how hard times are getting...

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Could use some tips on my Cavachon Pup!

  • By mistymae53
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I have just become Mum to a beautiful little male pup, his name is Dexter, it didn't take long, he has worked out that I'm a pushover, I would love some tips on the best food to feed him, and I...

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Australian cattle

  • By margecd
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Oh dear! why can't we have out australian cattle humainly slaughtered here in Australia?

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My dog only loves US!

  • By scruffy
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My dog scruffy is a shih tzu/maltese and is a very intelligent little thing, in fact he is quite scary at times with what he knows lol. BUT.... he will NOT tolerate anyone else going near us. He is...

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Live Animal Exports

  • By Marivig
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Does anyone here believe Live animal export should be stopped. The RSPCA has uncovered animal abuse in Indonesia, Turkey and the middle east. The Government voted today, but Live animal Export is...

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mr

  • By debeli
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can anybody tell me,what is wrong with our society,i traveled all throu europe and other parts of world,and was very pleased to see dogs accompanied with owners, alowed to stay or visit any any...

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How to stop my friend from barking

  • By hoppy55555
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How can I stop my handsome Golden Retreiver from barking.Every time when anybody walks past our house.I have raised my voice toward him.He ignores when he is asked to quiet.

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Puppy name Ideas

  • By Louise
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im getting a german shepherd pup and having trouble thinking of a name lol what do you think would be the perfect name :)

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Friendly Dog Breeds

  • By Amdor9
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  • 56 replies

I would like to get a small-medium dog but my husband wants a labrador as they are calm and quiet. What small breeds would be friendly yet not yappy and loud?

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cats urinating where they should not

  • By missy
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When i have visitors sleeping over in the spare bed, after they have left my cat urinates on the bed and pilows. any ideas on how to stop this? And why the cat does this? Please help.

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Unconditional Love

  • By Wen
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Is it just me or is it the more I see of some humans the makes me more appreciate of my wonderful little 4 footer. He gives so much love and does not expect a lot in return. If only Humans could...

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How do you train a puppy

  • By Tricia
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I have a foxy pup. She digges holes and chews everything up. I know all puppies do. What do you to train them not to.

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Do you have or had a rescue dog or cat?

  • By paradox
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  • 52 replies

Some six years ago we adopted a black and white Border Collie bitch from the RSPCA. We always wanted one and could never afford one. she was a pitiful sight when clapped eyes on her. All skin and...

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Why people have to pay to get a dog

  • By Lata
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  • 20 replies

Pets natural we shouldnt pay for them

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artysmithy

  • By artysmithy
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Licking Dog. Have a small terrier x who refuses to stop licking, his foot, my foot table,floor, other dog, or just sits & looks & pokes tongue in & out !! Any ideas how to stop?

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puppy farms

  • By nelly2
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what do you think about puppy farms ,i thought the goverment were supposed to shut down puppy farms ,i have just found out that JULIA GILLARD our prime minister is getting a puppy and she is...

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Anyone else has a pet Galah..?

  • By Fero
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Got a pet Galah called Rocky. Not even a year old. Only my daughter can touch and cuddle him. I tried hard to get it's trust but it just flys away every time I get near him.

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Live animal export

  • By eugenie
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After watching Latelines latest film of animal attrocities in Indonesian abbattoirs I find it difficult to understand how both political parties allow live animal export of our animals. I have...

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Do You Think It is Fair to Require Cats to be Registered?

  • By Roseglen
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I have two cats and they are both desexed and totally indoors cats. They wont even go outside when I do. Is it fair that I and other responsible cat owners should be forced to pay to register them?

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Colin/Collette the Baby Whale

  • By Al
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What has been learned since the baby whale was euthenised? Do wildlife authorities now have the feeding equipment necessary?

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My cat is more like a dog!

  • By cuddly
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  • 12 replies

My male cat Charlie, follows me around the house, everywhere I go! He has to sleep with me to know where I am at all times but once let outside, he seems FREE! But when I get home, he has to be...

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Are Cat's better than Dogs?

  • By Drea
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Are cats better than dogs because they can look after themselves or Dogs better than cats because they simply just love you for who you are and not what you look like. They appreciate you and are...

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My Ginger

  • By Lynstar007
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I have owned alot of cats over the years but my Ginger is different. He is 5 years old but has the personality of a long lost friend. He follows me everywhere. One day I got into the car to...

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IS IT WRONG TO FEED SOME ONES CAT

  • By nelly2
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do you think its wrong to feed a cat that is always over at our house,i first thought it was a stray cat as it is as thin as a stick ,i dont have a cat my self ,my last cat died 4yrs ago ,its a...

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My Lil Pet

  • By Yoshi
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I have the coolest little frog that ive own for about 3months now, wotching it evolve from a tadpole was the coolest experience, from a floating bobbing head to one dae a couple new back legs, then...

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pet shops

  • By blondie48
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what happens when you see a beautiful little puppy in a pet shop with a sign maltese// pug 3 months old /$ 500.00 , you automatically fall in love / 2 weeks later the pup is still their so...

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Hedgehogs

  • By Ro
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  • 8 replies

Hi folks we have noticed this year that there are not as many Hedgehogs about this year (2011). We usually have lots of them in our garden but not this year. I miss the little critters and the...

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My

  • By havalaugh
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  • 16 replies

I'm sitting here with a cover as always over the printer, with my faithfull cat curled up on it. He will be 1yr old next march. He is called "Little Billy". I love that he has the whole house to...

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Bubbles

  • By Bubbles
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I have a Poodle, very spoilt, but a gorgeous little dog. Tried to put a photo in but did not work. His name is Noodles because when I first got him he looked like a plate of noodles. He is...

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Cat Hair

  • By KJ
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To all you kitty-cat lovers out there, I have a 9 year old short-hair, Tabby X cat who I have had since she was a kitten and she has always had the problem of hair loss, everything she lays on...

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Bees

  • By rodney2518
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A good topic 888s****y and I agree.I only have minimal knowledge on bees.I have always been one for nature and have my own vege garden and fruit trees.I grow all this not just for the love of it,...

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my beautiful dog

  • By babs
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  • 56 replies

i had to have my beautiful part sheperd put to sleep last thursday, and it really hurt, still does, they love you always with no strings attached,unlike some humans, i am not having any more, i...

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myy dayce !

  • By kitah
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i had a loving dog that meant the world too me , she was so friendly to people . when ever i come home from work she always ran up to me an hugs me , she loves to play , also she never ran away....

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petproblems

  • By miko/ hawkeye
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  • 21 replies

My name is Miko and Iam an animal lover with a menagerie ,like cats and dogs ,a waterturlle and a horse agistet, I have battlet with the vetsabout their huge fees for desexing , on a pension even...

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Best Friend or Parent????

  • By shirl
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  • 1 replies

Please tell me there are some other people out there who believe that parents need to be parenting their kids - giving them guidance; praise and disciplining them instead of giving them everything...

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my beautiful dog

  • By lani26
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  • 7 replies

my beautiful dog's name is stacey she is so cute she turns 9 tomorrow i love her so much

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masseur46

  • By masseur46
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  • 19 replies

i lov animals they should be looked after and the wildlife.

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Venus fly-trap: Have you ever met that great new type of a pet?

  • By Maggie
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  • 19 replies

Hi everyone! Since we have bought VENUS FLY-TRAP that became our favourite pet :) I know - it is a bit unusual...but our son really adores playing, feeding and taking care of i t :) And...it is...

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Flying Geese

  • By sandylee
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i have to 2 pilgrim geese (m/f) about 9 months old, which can fly fairly high down to the dam...... if i hand raised them from babies will they still fly away from me when they get older???? and...

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Yellow Leopard Gecko

  • By mule
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  • 1 replies

I have a pet yellow leopard gecko called Priscilla and it escaped from its vivarium and was found nine months later still alive within 5 metres of its cage quite by chance. We don't know what it...

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Why are so many people afraid of pet snakes

  • By alienmyst
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  • 2 replies

I have a murry darling python and he is very friendy , he hasn't bitten me and I have raised him since he was no bigger than a bangle, yet some of my friends are so afraid they won't even enter the...

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Pet Sheep

  • By channonangel
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  • 8 replies

I have a pet sheep he is now 3 years old and is called Sundown as he was prematurely born and he was a twin unfortunately I could not save the ewe. People tend to think of sheep as just there but...

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Pet lover site

  • By Wen
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  • 3 replies

There is a great social interactive site for our furry friends called www.fashionablefurryfamily. My little man is a member. We have chat line, fun comps, and is a great source of help if you have...

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Caged chickens

  • By Kiri
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  • 8 replies

I have a caged chicken farm next to my work and it is horrible. The noises they are making,they are so so stressed i dont know how the workers can stand it. I dont buy caged eggs but i wish i could...

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Koalas

  • By Suz
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  • 29 replies

WE all know that there has to be progress and with progress we need better transport. If the Queensland Government wants to put roads through the Koala habitat area, what is the solution to save...

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guard dogs

  • By stretch
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  • 9 replies

i had a pet rottweiller cross he loved the kids that visited the house but hated black migrants he got on well with courries and others he was always trained to keep strangers out of the yard...

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Do you feel guilt after your dog has passed on

  • By uruz
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  • 12 replies

This may seem odd to some but here goes. To give a bit of background, I am a Vietnam Veteran who has PTSD. When I was working I had a beautiful dog Matey who went everywhere with me and was ever so...

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bees are vital!

  • By 888shelley
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  • 16 replies

a little known fact is that bees are vital to human life on this planet. if there are no bees the planet's food sources can die out in as little as 7 years. so don't spray swarms of bees, contact a...

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Blackbirds in my garden

  • By jacquiSmith91
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  • 0 replies

I have a family of blackbirds that visit every day now since Melbourne had a 40degree day, the babies have grown now but visit n tap on caravan wall to say Breakfast time lol. I use Coles Muesli...