Search for the cutest pet
IN SEARCH of Australia’s cutest pets, Petbarn is calling on Maroochy and Kawana pet owners to enter their fur-babies in the Puppy and Kitten of the Year competition.
Taking place for the second year running, Petbarn launched the competition to find the country’s most adorable four-legged friends and to help new pet owners celebrate the achievement of raising a healthy puppy and kitten with their online community.
Australians are avid pet lovers with 62 percent of households owning a pet. Petbarn Kawana Waters Store manager Sue Thureson knows how much Maroochy and Kawana locals love their pets and how important it is to give new puppies and kittens the best possible start in life.
“At this early stage of a pet’s life, it’s crucial that pet parents seek an expert opinion to advise how they can best give young animals a happy and healthy start with their new family,” Ms Thureson said.
“At Petbarn Maroochy and Kawana, our team can provide support for new puppy and kitten owners by offering advice on nutrition and teaching locals about pet safety, such as how to puppy proof the home,” she said.
Regional Director of Greencross Kawana Waters Veronica Monaghan understands bringing a new pet into the family can raise some questions or concerns for owners.
“Our team at Greencross Vets Kawana Waters are always on hand for any questions you may have, as we want to ensure your pet starts life with their best paw forward.
“Adopting a puppy or kitten is like bringing a new member into the family, and just like the rest of the family, you want to ensure they are always healthy, safe and happy, so don’t forget that we’re always here to help,” Ms Monaghan says.
“Raising a young pet is not always easy, but setting up the correct foundations for their life is key.
“Giving your new pet proper training, feeding them the right nutrition and giving them the care they need during the first 18-months will result in a well-behaved cat or dog for years to come,” she said.
Puppy and kitten owners can nominate their pet for Petbarn’s Puppy and Kitten of the Year competition from Monday, October 1, until Friday, October 26, and during this time, the community will also have the opportunity to vote for their favourite entry online via www.petbarn.com.au/ puppy-kitten.
FUR BABY: The search is on for the cutest puppy and kitten.