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We now have our very own app – it is available on Android and Apple devices.
This year to celebrate the opening of the Victorian ski season, we threw our own ‘Winter Wonderland’ party!
We had our own snowy mountain, giant snowman and loads more great decorations.
The event lasted all Queen’s Birthday weekend(until the 13th of June), which meant everyone could join in the fun.
From large to small, all of our guests had a magnificent time and ensured this was one of the best holidays they have had.
Everyone was making great new friends, and you can catch all the action on our Facebook page!
As some of you may already know, The Pets Hotel now have a second location in Geelong! The Pets Hotel Country Club is our country escape, with large open play areas, cattery and luxury boarding experiences available, it is the perfect option for those longer vacations or for when your pet needs to escape the ‘rat race’ for a little while and just let loose in nature.
We would also like to announce we are offering a low cost valet to and from both locations, to make your lives easier and more convenient. This shuttle will run between both locations for, pick-ups, drop-offs, allowing all pets to enjoy both locations!
Starting very soon, we will have therapy sessions available for pets. These sessions will aid in healing for pets with new and ongoing injuries, relief from old age aches and pains as well as a general relaxation session for pets. These same therapy devices are utilised and recommended by Geelong and Fremantle AFL clubs for their injured players. We will have sessions available from next week.
'The Accell Therapy devices are one of the safest forms of physical therapy available. Utilising CVT, a three dimensional vibration therapy, Accell is clinically proven to work in four main areas…
1. Increasing circulation and lymphatic drainage.
2. Relaxing muscle and increasing nerve muscle.
3. Increasing joint mobility, wound healing.
4. Relieve musculo-skeletal pain.
All these benefits are provided through an incredible 4ft of bone and 2ft of tissue to cellular level. Further, the benefits will continue to increase for up to 8 hours after the therapy session has finished, providing a basis to build on therapy benefits every day.
Accell devices have been developed in Australia and the UK from the Niagara Therapy CVT medical devices that have been used on humans for both injuries and mobility since 1949. The equipment is used in hospitals, clinics and sports clubs. It’s also built into furniture for home use.
Through ongoing research conducted in hospitals, universities and research institutions, this form of treatment has been proven to be totally non-aggressive and drug free.
Accell Therapy provides a simple and effective, reliable and repeatable therapy that can enhance the healing recovery in all animals in many areas including… Post operative, through increased healing and reduced recovery times. Trauma/ accident patients, to reduce inflammation, bruising and contusions. As a behavioral tool, to reduce separation anxiety and in behavioral training.’
Read more about Accell here - https://www.niagara.com.au/accell-therapy/
A cat’s purr may be a form of self-healing, as it can be a sign of nervousness as well as contentment.
Dr Chris Brown wants to see more pets in Australian cities. Photo: Jamila Toderas
Veterinarian and TV personality Dr Chris Brown wants Australian cities to be more pet-friendly and for people to understand and embrace the health benefits of pet ownership.
Tougher regulations around pets in cities and a perception that it's too hard to provide a happy environment for city pets has contributed to a sharp decline in ownership, according to Dr Brown.
"I think it's probably a time where we stop seeing pets as being something to be afraid of and more as something that we need to embrace," he said.
"If you look at the health benefits [of pet ownership] across all ages it's quite significant.
"From kids and toddlers being at a smaller risk of developing allergies and asthma – right through to old age where they're a great relief for loneliness and they cause reduced blood pressure, pets cause owners to go to the doctor less and use less medication."
Pet ownership has declined significantly in Australia, according to a recent survey, which found that cat numbers had dropped by 200,000 and the dog population by 100,000 in 12 months.
Dr Brown puts this down to tough pet laws in cities and a belief that it's too hard to give a pet a happy life.
"It's 2016 and our laws and our regulations with pets haven't really changed a lot in the last 30 or 40 years. If anything they've got even stricter," he said.
"I think we need to stop isolating individual cases of irresponsible pet ownership and look at the big picture and show Australia and show residents of all the cities how they can be more responsible but also how they can have access to better rights for their animals."
Dr Brown also thinks more people should embrace cats when faced with a lack of space.
"As a nation we are kind of unique in the world in our attitude towards cats. We're incredibly negative towards cats overall," he said.
"And I know some areas of Canberra are trying to become cat-free which to me is a worry because it shows a lack of education about cats. Yes there is a big feral cat population and they do cause a big problem but your average domestic house cat is very happy being indoors so there is no reason why, with the right education, people can't have a cat and simply keep it indoors."
Lesley Pothan and Christina Erwin from the ACT Companion Dog Club said the rules surrounding dogs were too restrictive.
"We seem to be constantly told that you can't be here and you can't be there," Ms Pothan said.
Ms Erwin said: "And you can't take your pets on any public transport. So if you don't have your own car and you don't live within walking distance of the vet, it's really difficult to have a pet unless you've got someone who's prepared to come and pick you up and take you."
Dr Brown is talking to local, state and federal governments around Australia about making cities more pet-friendly.
"I think we need to act now, to see what we can do to make owning a pet a little bit easier and also while ensuring people are responsible about it."
(Source: June 21, 2016 - 12:00AM Sarah Lansdown, http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/dr-chris-brown-wants-australian-cities-to-be-more-petfriendly-20160620-gpnkkh.html)
RSPCA Victoria is offering free cats to help clear its shelters after a boom season for kittens. Picture: JANINE EASTGATE.
CATS, cats and more cats — and they’re free!
Pearcedale’s RSPCA has an unbeatable offer for cat lovers.
From Friday, June 24, to Monday, June 27 inclusive, The RSPCA will waive its usual cat adoption fee of $110 to give an unusually high number of felines in residence a better chance of finding a loving home.
RSPCA animal care manager Liz Walker said the recent Indian summer had extended the kitten season across Victoria, resulting in hundreds more arriving in the organisation’s shelters.
“The fee waiver applies to all of our adult cats — those four months and over,” Ms Walker said. “This is when a cat that has not been desexed can start having litters. These cats often get overlooked for adoption in favour of kittens. But they are still so young themselves.”
Ms Walker said every cat available for adoption would be desexed, microchipped and vaccinated to ensure its readiness to start a new life. Normal adoption procedures will apply during the no-fee period.
Address: 1030 Robinsons Rd, Pearcedale VIC 3912
Phone:(03) 5978 9000
(Source: Peter StrachanCranbourne Leader, http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/south-east/rspca-pearcedale-offers-free-cats-to-good-homes-june-2427-only/news-story/49e39ca53d5843dcbb33bd37c027e078)
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