Australians have one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the developed world. Our relationship with our pets allows us to access physical, mental and social benefits.
While owners benefit from our relationships with our pets, responsible pet ownership puts obligations on owners to ensure that their animals receive the care that they need for a healthy life.
Responsible pet ownership requires owners to consider the needs of their pets, and also the health, social, economic and environmental issues associated with keeping a pet.
Responsible pet ownership assists in ensuring that a pet is healthy and can provide many years of companionship and loyalty to you and your family.