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Preparing Your Pets for Life After Self-Isolation

There is no doubt our pets have provided comfort and a sense of normality during these emotionally challenging and uncertain times. Dogs across the country are loving life – with their family’s home during the day and being exercised more…

Protect Your Pet From Deadly Diseases

By ensuring your pet is vaccinated, you provide protection against many diseases. Some of these diseases are highly contagious and can be fatal to our pet and other animals exposed to the disease. Dr Bridget Brown, Animal Welfare League Queensland…

Keeping Your Pets Happy and Healthy This Easter

Overindulging during the Easter period may result in a few extra kilograms for humans; the consequences for our animal companions are much more serious. We've put together a few tips on how you can keep your furry companions happy and healthy…

Thinking Outside The Pound

COVID-19 provides opportunities to increase care and support for our own animals and to keep animals out of pounds and shelters. AWLQ is encouraging the community to use the current restrictions to think “outside of the pound”, to prevent animals…

Covid-19: Having a pet care plan will provide you peace of mind

In response to the increasing concern regarding Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Animal Welfare League Queensland is implementing a series of plans to mitigate the risks associated with this. These proactive measures are being taken in an effort to keep our animals,…

Keeping Your Pets Happy & Healthy During The Festive Season

The festive season is upon us, and many of us will include our pets in these festivities. As you gear up for Christmas, it is important to your pet's wellbeing in mind. Help your pet have a healthy and happy…

Keeping Your Pets Happy and Healthy During Hot Weather

During times of hot weather and heatwaves it is important your pets have have somewhere cool to retreat to. Unless owners take the necessary precautions, pets can rapidly suffer from heat stroke and even die on very hot days. It…

Keeping your pets safe on Halloween

Halloween is a fun time for people, but for pets it can be a nightmare, and it is a time to exercise caution. To ensure that both you and your pets enjoy a fun and safe Halloween, we recommend you…

Protect your pet during tick season

Every year the paralysis tick will cause illness in over 100,000 companion animals on the east coast of Australia. Paralysis ticks are external parasites that suck the blood from their host animal. Their salivary glands produce a toxin that affects…

Risk Factors and Managing Obesity in Pets

How can you resist those adoring eyes your pet gives you when you’re eating something, surely a small amount won’t hurt? Although it may be hard to resist giving your pet an extra treat or a little bit more food…

Preparing your pets for bushfire season

With recent severe bushfires resulting in an early start to the season, and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) expecting it will go later as well, Animal Welfare League Queensland (AWLQ) is urging pet owners to ensure they are prepared…

IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION! AWLQ has seen a spike of Parvovirus cases at its Animal Rehoming Centres and Community Vet Clinics.

IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION! Due to the increase in Parvovirus (Parvo) cases at our Animal Rehoming Centres and Community Vet Clinics, we urge you to book in to have your dog or puppy vaccinated against this highly contagious virus.  Parvo is potentially…

Meet and greet your friends’ pets this summer

With lots of backyard BBQs and family celebrations it’s important children and unfamiliar pets meet each other the right way. Pets are part of the family but if you don’t know a dog or cat it’s important not to overwhelm…

Stringing your pet along

This can be dangerous! Cats and kittens love to play but curiosity can also kill the cat. Play it safe with your purr-fect little playmate this season. When you unpack new clothing make sure you dispose of the plastic tags…

Christmas treats a recipe for disaster for your dog

The festive season is a foody’s delight,  but feeding certain foods, like chocolate and raisins, to your dog can be a recipe for disaster. Chocolate and dogs don’t mix! A small amount will make your dog sick, large amounts could…

Think of your pets this New Years Eve

Looking forward to your New Year's celebrations? Your pet isn't…for dogs and cats it can be a truly terrifying time of year. Their heightened sense of hearing means fireworks, and storms, are very loud and very scary. Terrified dogs can…

Christmas ornaments…how decoration can be deadly

Nothing says Christmas better than a well decorated tree. But to a dog or cat tinsel, flashing lights, glass and plastic ornaments scream playtime and adventure. Your tree’s decorations can be deadly to your four legged friend. Ten seconds is…