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5 Pets that are More Famous Than You

January 5, 2015

There are celebrities and then there are pet celebrities. Most of these pets have inherited their celebrity status from their world-famous owners, but there are some who have earned their own fame. But whatever the case, these five pets are definitely more famous than you.

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Our Pet Insurance Scoops Canstar Award for Outstanding Value

November 3, 2014

We’ve always known that our pet insurance is among the best value in Australia and now the latest report from independent research house Canstar has proved it. For the first time in 2014 Canstar has introduced a new Pet Insurance category and 1300 Insurance is thrilled to have scooped their top accolade, the 5 Star Award, out of an astonishing 83 products!

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Your Pet Can Win You $1,000!

September 2, 2014

Enter the 1300 Insurance Pet Instagram Competition and your dog can win you $1,000! Simply fit your pet—dog, cat, hamster, bird, goat or anything inbetween—with the uniform of your favourite sports team or gear and have it pose its cutest look.

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5 Best Household Pets to Own

August 7, 2014

Pets are an exciting addition to any household. Animals, when reared and cared for over a period of time, would develop a loving and lasting bond with any family. Choosing an animal for any first time owner can be difficult and various factors – such as age of family members, possible animal allergies and the cost of rearing the animal – has to be considered.

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5 Reasons Why Cat Ownership is Fabulous

August 7, 2014

Decades of pet ownership has strengthened the divide between dog and cat lovers, with a louder (and prouder!) sound from the side of the kennels. However, it is time for cat owners to shine and show you why owning a cat can be an awesome experience.

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Separation anxiety in dogs

March 14, 2013

Separation anxiety occurs when  your dog becomes greatly distressed every time you leave. Scratching at the door, chewing things up, barking hysterically are just a few of the signs. Most dogs want to be close to their humans at all times and those that haven’t been taught how to stay alone may exhibit unwanted behaviours. The best approach is to gradually adjust your pet to being alone.

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Cats and dogs returning to Australia after overseas travel

March 5, 2013

The Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) cannot guarantee that dogs and cats exported from Australia will be eligible for re-import. Please consider this carefully before exporting your cat or dog.

Cats and dogs in Australia enjoy freedom from many diseases that affect other parts of the world.

Animal diseases can affect more than one species, including cats and dogs, native animals and livestock.  Some diseases are also capable of transferring to people.

Safeguarding Australia’s favourable animal health status is a high priority and there are

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Three-legged dog caught stealing from New Zealand supermarket becomes TV star

February 4, 2013

People in New Zealand have been offering to adopt the dog in their droves, after the canine was caught on CCTV stealing pet food from a supermarket.

Oscar, who is believed to have escaped while his owner was on holiday, walked into a supermarket in the city of Invercargill and grabbed a sausage of dog food from the fridge before fleeing the scene.

The supermarket’s owner Esmay Hay joked that the crafty three-legged German short-haired pointer wasn’t the average shoplifter: “They’re usually of the two-legged

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Fireworks and your pet

December 17, 2012

With the festive season upon us many celebrations will involve fireworks. Dogs in particular may be afraid of fireworks and many try to run away, sometimes injuring themselves in the process. Many of these dogs can end up several kilometres away from home. Dogs have been known to escape loud noises by easily jumping over, or digging their way under fences that would normally contain them.

What can I do for my dog?

  • Prepare early.
  • Take your dog out for exercise before the fireworks start e.g. reasonably long walk, then after a couple of hours you can feed a meal.
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