Victoria has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world. Owning pets can be a lot of fun, and pets can provide us with company, stress relief and unconditional love. Pet ownership also teaches children responsibility and helps them develop their social and nurturing skills.
Cats and dogs can live for over 10 years, so it's important that we understand the responsibilities we have for our pets over their entire life span. Responsible pet ownership involves choosing the right pet for your lifestyle, complying with the law, caring for your pet's health and ensuring your pet doesn't cause problems in the community. Being a responsible owner ensures you and your pet can enjoy a long and happy relationship.
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Complete our online report card to see how well you care for your pet. Compare your score with other Victorian dog, cat, rabbit and bird owners.
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