Pets can win prizes at ‘purr-fect’ day out of fun with free activities

YOUR furry friend has been invited to the biggest pet event of the year – with special guest Bondi Vet star Doctor Lisa Chimes offering up her tips and tricks for pet parents and answering all your furry questions.

You can catch Lisa during her animal talk and Q&A at the Pet’s Day Out on Sunday, May 19, 10am-2pm, at Gough Whitlam Reserve, Earlwood.
Lisa said attendees could expect to hear advice on general pet health and safety, and it’s a great opportunity for “pet people to meet other like-minded members of the pet community too”.
“Common questions can include things like toileting mishaps, dietary issues and skin problems,” she said.
“One of my favourite things about being a vet is helping people learn about their pets. Education is such an important part of preventative healthcare.”
Pet owners will also hear from Canterbury SES on managing their pets during storms and floods, get some new dog training tips from the Hanrob Dog Training Academy and learn everything they need to know about pet first aid from event partner, Animal Referral Hospital.
Bring your four-legged friend along for a purr-fect day of fun with the 500 Paws Walk (a 500-metre walk), brought to you by Sydney Water and enter them in the Best Dressed Competition for the chance to win prizes.
The council’s Animal Control Officers will also be available on the day offering free microchipping and information on responsible pet ownership, plus you can stock up on pet-friendly treats from a range of stalls.
Mayor Bilal El-Hayek said the event was a great way for pet owners to get information and advice from leading experts who really knew their stuff.
“You might even be able to teach your pet a new trick or two,” Mayor El-Hayek said.
All leashed pets are welcome on the day. There will also be a range of free craft activities to keep the kids entertained, along with face painting and a petting zoo.