The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-04-26T13:03:23Z A Beautiful keepsake of a horse called Casper 2017-04-26T13:03:23Z a-beautiful-keepsake-of-a-horse-called-casper The passing of a life can be a difficult time for most We were recently contacted by a client who had brought many pieces off us in the past.  Her niece had recently lost her beloved horse Casper and wanted to give her a personalised gift that she could keep as a forever keepsake. She had owned the horse most of her life and living in the country spent many countless of hours with the horse.  The sudden loss of a beloved  pet is a very difficult time for most people.   She ordered a piece for her niece and also for her sister, as the horse had been part of the family for many years.  We received a lovely thank you on our facebook page from the niece advising she received it and she really loved it.  https://www.facebook.com/MemoryKeepSakes20/ We are so lucky to have such amazing clients who express their gratitude to us on a daily basis, both via social media and emails and text messages.  I do hope this gift provides her with a beautiful keepsake of a friend she had for many years. Queen Victoria Market - Clients are now walking the whole market looking for us to purchase their personalised Gift 2017-04-19T06:40:52Z queen-victoria-market-clients-are-now-walking-the-whole-market-looking-for-us-to-purchase-their-personalised-gift Every week I have a person walking the market for us and are so happy when they find us! We are loving it at the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne Victoria Australia.  The market attracts many tourists and locals also. I am finding on a weekly basis I have people come up to me and are saying they are so glad they have found us!  They have been walking the market and were getting stressed as they couldn't find us! They have their photo with them and they then select their piece to create their own personalised gift for their loved ones. We also still get amazed at how many people have never seen photo engraving before.  They spend lots of time at our stand looking at each piece and admiring them.  We never get sick of hearing the WOW's as people stop and look at the all the pieces.  I always recommend our clients touch and feel the goods so they understand how it works. We are a permanent casual at the Queen Victoria Market trading on a Saturday and Sunday, but we are not in the same location every week.  We move locations, and this causes stress for some of our clients.  They go and look for us where they originally saw us and we may not be there.  Hence they then walk the whole market and find us, and are extremely grateful and happy when they get to us.  I also recommend calling us on 0415278817 or checking out our facebook page as we always post our location on the day.  our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/MemoryKeepSakes20/ We are also listed on the Queen Victoria Market website http://www.qvm.com.au/?post_type=shops-and-stalls&p=13763 As Mothers Day is fast approaching many mums have everything so many children are looking for a unique gifts for Mothers Day. Children of all ages spend much time picking their perfect photo.  We recently did a photo of a wedding that had taken place in the 1950's.  It came up beautifully and some lucky mum is getting that as her unique mothers day gift.  Her daughter assures me she will love it, just as she did when she first saw a photo of the piece.   Many daughters are searching for their "Special Photo" to have Made into a forever keepsake to give their mum as a unique Mothers day gift.   To find out more information, please contact us on 0415278817. Enjoy your week! Photo Engraving - We always get amazed at how many people have never seen it before and love the ability to create their own personalised gifts 2017-04-10T11:34:26Z photo-engraving-we-always-get-amazed-at-how-many-people-have-never-seen-it-before-and-love-the-ability-to-create-their-own-personalised-gifts We are always amazed at how many people have never seen Photo Engraving and just love the ability that they can create their own keepsake. I love meeting people at the Queen Victoria Market and hearing the WOW's when they walk past our stand and stop to have a look.  They can spend up to 10 minutes just looking at our display boards.  I then see them going through their phone looking for their special photo.  Many people are now looking for photos for a unique mothers day gift.   This weekend we did many pets.  One couple showed us they had beautiful birds, cats and chiuhuahs.  We spent much time looking for photos.  The thing was that really special was that all the pets got on and respected each other.  The birds were the boss!!  I could feel their love as we flicked through their photos.   I think they will need the forever ball to include all their pets.  It was truly a pleasure. This weekend was full on for pet keepsakes.  We did labradors, birds, staffys  just to name a few.  I loved going through peoples photos and helping them select their special photo. Many pet keepsakes will be going out this week, and will be worn with love. TIVC Shows a Better 'Time' Ahead With Breakthrough Vegan Eco-Friendly Watches 2017-04-10T01:09:17Z tivc-shows-a-better-time-ahead-with-breakthrough-vegan-eco-friendly-watches Globally renowned Aussie startup TIVC speaks of a better time with its classic handcrafted 100% eco-friendly and vegan watches that are made from recycled materials in complete compliance with REACH requirements.  With animal cruelty on rise and environmental damage steadily reaching the peak, it’s high time that we step forward to do our bits for a greener kinder future. Upholding that very spirit, a rising Aussie startup Time IV Change is looking forward to shape the world for better “times” through its revolutionary classic handcrafted vegan eco friendly watches. The company harps on green yet highly fashionable classic timepieces made from vegan leather and recycled materials.    “In the light of the current environmental mayhem and unnecessary cruelty imposed on the innocent animals, it’s ‘time’ that we ring a call to conscience. This is why we come up with our game-changing 100% eco-friendly and vegan watches which will help to do your bit in saving our Mother Earth and ensuring a peaceful co-existence for all living beings around.  All our watches are PETA-approved and we are very particular about least impact on environment”, said Marko, one of the co-founders of TIVC.    Founded in 2016 in Geelong, Time IV Change has fast garnered global recognition for its game-changing efforts to make the planet a better place to live in. Its Kickstarter campaign last year (March 2016) fetched around $20,000 from inspired supporters that were ample to start its very first production. At present, the company stocks its watches to several international quarters such as Germany, Canada and many more.    “We believe in taking things forward for better and also each of ours infinite ability to shape up the world around for a positive change. It’s this very philosophy that inspired us to create something that will enable you to express your ideals strongly & feel confident about them at the same time”, Monique, the other co-founder added in.  The company makes vegan leather watch bands from recycled materials mixed with high quality polyurethane and different ultra-fine microfiber bundles. All the bands made are completely compliant with the REACH requirements for being eco-friendly. The company manager assures no presence of nasty chemicals or toxins in the watch bands as is usual with actual leather. The watch cases too are made from recycled aluminum.    Proud vegans can choose from two ranges of watches at the TIVC online store. One is the Kaizen range based on the powerful and inspiring Japanese philosophy which states that continuous improvement is always possible. The other one is the Pinatex range. A patented and innovative material, Pinatex is made from Pineapple leaf fibers. No extra water, land, fertilizer & pesticides are used to produce it.  TIVC is the first company in the world to use Pinatex leather for watch bands.     The company supports 9 great organizations founded on the philosophy to give back to the community, including the likes of Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation Animals Australia and Sea Shepherd Australia. 20% of the profits for every band sold are donated to a charity whose theme color aligns with the shade of the band you choose.  To know more about TIVC and get yourself a vegan watch, please visit the official website or contact them below. Loss of a pet is a very difficult time for most people 2017-04-04T12:30:23Z loss-of-a-pet-is-a-very-difficult-time-for-most-people We recently dealt with the lovely Donna from Texas USA.  She was over from USA on holidays to enjoy the sites of Australia.  We caught up with us at the Queen Victoria Market and having never seen Photo Engraving previously was quite taken by it. She explained her daughter had a beloved dog called Rusty who was getting a little old, so she decided to purchase a keepsake gift for her.  We received news today that Rusty had passed on the 30th March at the age of over 15 years.  The family had Rusty for all his life and was particularly close to her daughter as she had grown up with Rusty.  I even saw photos at the local Walmart with them shopping with Rusty in the trolley.  Rusty was clearly very much loved and adored by everyone.  The keepsake Donna purchased was originally was going to be given as a Christmas gift.  I suggested to give it to her on her return, as it was such a beautiful piece and it would be something special from Australia.  On our advice she did that and her daughter described our gift as the best present she had ever received.  It even was better than her beloved diamonds!  What a huge compliment.  Fortunately she gave the gift to her daughter on her return in February. Now  she is suffering badly with the loss of a pet, she holds our piece even closer to her heart.  It is providing her with great comfort and will be a forever keepsake that will be treasured forever. Memories are Forever and that is what Memory Keepsakes is all  about. To find out more  http://www.memorykeepsakes.com.au/loss-of-a-pet-is-a-very-difficult-time-for-most-people/ RIP Rusty......... Leading South African vet to showcase trace mineral impact on bull fertility in Australian tour 2017-04-04T00:00:22Z leading-south-african-vet-to-showcase-trace-mineral-impact-on-bull-fertility-in-australian-tour Prominent South African veterinarian Dr Martin Ferreira will touch down in Australia this week for a tour highlighting the benefits of trace minerals on bull fertility and semen quality. Dr Ferreira, whose current research investigates the effect of injectable trace minerals on bull semen quality and its freezing and fawning, arrives on Saturday April 8 and will present at six events across Australia on the six-day tour. A guest of Virbac Australia, Dr Ferreira will present on the latest in trace mineral science and how trace minerals can assist in bull fertility and semen quality. The tour is targeted at cattle veterinarians, reproduction professionals, and beef/dairy producers and aims to improve knowledge and understanding of trace minerals, which are essential for fertility and optimal production in beef and dairy cattle. Virbac Australia Livestock Nutrition Specialist, Dr Jerry Liu, said the tour was a chance for industry participants to hear from Dr Ferreira, who has over 24 years consulting experience with leading South African animal health companies. “We are excited to be hosting Dr Ferreira, who will present cutting edge, world class information to Australian industry professionals and beef and dairy producers,” Dr Liu said. “For beef and dairy producers, the chance to learn the latest in trace mineral science from a global expert is truly unique.” He said in addition to his trace minerals work, Dr Ferreira had over 26 years of experience as a professional vet, with his work taking him to many parts of the African continent, including Kenya, Zambia and Uganda. “With Dr Ferreira’s current area of research being the effects of trace mineral supplementation on bull semen quality, it’s a unique opportunity to hear from a global leader in the field,” Dr Liu said. “Dr Ferreira has also provided productivity consultation for beef, dairy and feedlot operations as well as operating his own cattle property for 21 years.” Dr Ferreira is scheduled to speak at locations including Camden in NSW, Gippsland and Western Region in Victoria, and Toowoomba and Rockhampton in Queensland, on the tour. Whilst the events are invitation only, Virbac Australia welcomes the media to interview Dr Ferreira during his visit, as well as attend any of the local events. State Date Time Town Where NSW Saturday 8th April 9:00 – 16:00 Camden, NSW The University of Sydney, Mayfarm VIC Sunday 9th April Dinner time Gippsland, VIC TBA VIC Monday 10th April 11:30 – 13:00 Ensay, VIC Little River Inn (64-70 Johnston St) VIC Tuesday 11th April 10:30 – 12:00 Gazette, VIC Moyle Pathfinder Angus (2126 MacArthur-Penshurst Rd) 14:00 – 15:30 Camperdown, VIC Total Livestock Genetics (4969 Princes Highway) QLD Wednesday 12st April 12:30 – 15:00 East Toowoomba, QLD Toowoomba Motel (2 Burnage St) 18:30 onwards Toogoolawah, QLD South East Country Vets (31 Cairnscroft St) WA Thursday 13th April 10:00 – 12:30 North Rockhampton, QLD Park Avenue Hotel (Cnr Haynes & Main St) Media Opportunity Dr Martin Ferreira will deliver a presentation on bull fertility and semen quality, and how trace minerals can help. Interview opportunity with Dr Martin Ferreira, - Ends - Contact: Adam Arndell, C7EVEN Communications, 0403 372 889 / 02 6766 4513 Martin Ferreira: Martin Ferreira is a veterinarian specialist in herd health and preventative medicine. He completed his Masters of Veterinary Medicine (Bovine) at the University of Pretoria in 2000 and is currently completing his PhD at the University of Pretoria. His area of research investigates the effect of injectable trace mineral supplementation on bull semen quality, and its freezing and fawning. Mr Ferreira has over 26 years of veterinary experience in mixed practice, and over 24 years of experience working as a consultant for various animal health companies in South Africa. His work has taken him to various parts of the African continent, including Kenya, Zambia & Uganda. Virbac Australia: Virbac (Australia) Pty Ltd is a specialist animal health company, with its core business in sheep and cattle products, veterinary pharmaceuticals and vaccines, a wide range of pet care products for dogs and cats, plus a broad range of products for horses. Virbac Australia’s 2015 sales turnover was more than A$120 million. In Australia, Virbac employs around 260 personnel, all of whom are passionate about animal health. Virbac offers an injectable product called Multimin, designed to top-up important trace minerals (manganese, zinc, selenium and copper) in beef and dairy cattle. The focus of trace mineral supplementation has developed to beyond merely correcting deficiency symptoms. Strategic mineral supplementation is aimed at the optimisation of reproductive performance, immune function and growth, resulting in significant improvements in productivity and subsequently profitability. Further information on Multimin can be found here. Photo Engraving at Queen Victoria Market 2017-03-13T10:30:59Z photo-engraving-at-queen-victoria-market People are now coming up to us and looking for our stand.  I had 2 clients come in and said they were looking for me.  They had their photos on USB's to give to me.  I even had a young boy tell his dad about our stand and I overheard him saying, I wonder if its still the same lady.  At that point, I jumped up and said sure is.  He had a huge smile on his face.  I had a lady from Wagga Wagga come back looking for our stand to show her mum our products.  She said to me, I saw you here a few months ago, and took a brochure and told my mum about your amazing products, and wanted her to come and see how great they were for herself.  She then left saying I will be in touch.  I have kept your brochure from last time.  It is also so good to hear people say WOW, look at this.  Many people have never seen our products before and are amazed that you can photo etch your photos into many of our different jewellery pieces to create your own personalised jewellery piece.  They are also amazed at the quality of our workmanship, and can spend up to 10 minutes just looking at the photo and the pieces.  We love that people really appreciate what we create from their special memories to create their forever pieces.  Many people walk past me and say I love your work.  It makes our job so rewarding.  If you are looking for a unique gift idea please go to our website.  Have a great week. Doggy Easter Egg Hunt 2017-03-06T03:54:11Z doggy-easter-egg-hunt Doggy Easter Egg Hunt Mon 17th Apr 2017  9am - 11am Westbeach Bathers Pavillion - St Kilda Looking for that special Easter article that just clicks with your audience? Dogs all over Melbourne are rushing to book tickets for their very own Doggy Easter Egg Hunt - brought you by Gourmet Pawprints - we just know FOOD + WINE + DOGS. Nothing says Easter quite like an Easter Egg Hunt - especially when it is for our fur-kids!  Get your sniffing gear in working order pooches, our talented team will be busy burying your carob Easter egg treats in a plastic egg holder ready for you to dig up in the sand.  Pooches are shopping Melbourne for that Pawfect Easter Bonnet - milliners are cooing over their clients to be THE best in the competition. We haven't forgot the fur-parents and your hooman siblings with a very social brunch of hot cross buns, croissants, scones, mulled wine/soft drink and tea/coffee. READ MORE Pet Memorials 2017-03-06T02:05:02Z pet-memorials I have felt it personally myself as we are  proud owners of 2 cats and a beautiful dog.  I witness it regularly as I see people come up to our display stand and show me a photo of their beloved pet that has just passed.  I have seen many grown men tear up just looking at their photo.  They then order a pet memorial keepsake, which provides them with huge amounts of comfort.  We get thank you messages from them saying how much they love it, which is really nice. The part that comes next is the best.  We then hear about the pet and its favourite likes and dislikes.  Its funny, we always feel the love as the stories come out.  We have done rottweilers, german shepherds, white fluffy dogs, labradors, etc.  I think we have done every type of dog breed there is, including lots of bitsa dogs. Quite often they are rescue dogs and they tell their story of how they came into their care, and the love they offered the dog and how the dog became their best friend.  It truly is amazing, and brings tears to our eyes too.. So if you are looking for a pet memorial gift that you can keep as a keepsake please feel to contact us on 0415278817 or email us on info@memorykeepsakes.com.au Our pieces come in the form of memorial jewellery or memorial keyrings.  Our process simply involves photo engraving your favourite photo into jewellery to create your piece of keepsake jewellery. We also offer urn jewellery and pet memorial plaques to remember your forever friend who provided you with so much love for so many years. See More Our First Online Party to Celebrate International Womens Day 2017-03-06T01:57:15Z our-first-online-party-to-celebrate-international-womens-day To help celebrate we are having our first online party this Wednesday 8th March.  We are very excited to be providing this service.  It will be held via our Memory Keepsakes Facebook page, via facebook live.  All you need to do is to logon to facebook and go to our page at 8pm Melbourne time and we will be online to answer any of your questions.  We will go through what we are all about,  how we photo engrave your special photos to create your forever keepsakes. In honour of International womens day we will also have some offers available.  We all love beautiful personalised gifts.  Clients come up to me all the time and are so pleased to view our pieces as they are  looking for personalised gifts. Then we will finish up advising you how to order and take questions. So keep March 8th at 8pm Melbourne time free.  We are expecting it to go for about 20 minutes. See more https://www.facebook.com/MemoryKeepSakes20/ Donna from America has never seen Photo Engraving before 2017-03-06T01:52:28Z donna-from-america-has-never-seen-photo-engraving-before Donna travelled all the way from Texas to Australia and came across our stand at the Queen Victoria Market.  She was amazed by our products and the ability to etch your photos into jewellery to create a personalised gift. She was looking for personalised gifts for her family members.  She was struggling to find a perfect gift for her daughter.  Her daughter totally adored her maltese dog.  We had so many photos to choose from.  We then etched her photo into her selected piece to create her forever keepsake.  This was the thank you message we received from Donna. I am so happy your daughter loves her unique gift and thinks it is better than diamonds and it is the best present she has ever received.  Thank you so much for sharing See more http://www.memorykeepsakes.com.au/a-beautiful-testimonial-all-the-way-from-texas-usa/ Tech21 brings parents unlimited fun family time with Evo Play 2017-02-21T02:20:13Z tech21-brings-parents-unlimited-fun-family-time-with-evo-play SYDNEY, 21 February, 2017 – Tech21, the leader in impact protection for mobile devices has launched its new range of cases for the iPad in Australia: Evo Play. “Kids + iPads” isn’t always the safest pairing if your iPad isn’t protected, but it can certainly be one of the most fun for inquisitive minds. Whether it’s watching the latest episode of Peppa Pig or navigating through the back garden jungle discovering new wildlife, iPads can open up a world of exploration, but more often than not, a small chip here or a little crack there means that fun can be cut short. Prolong the play time and keep that shiny new look and feel to your iPad even when little fingers have put it through its paces thanks to tech21’s new iPad case, Evo Play. This comfortable and lightweight case has been designed to offer unbeatable drop protection from up to two metres, and with its iconic design, vibrant colours and handy multi-use handle, this case will remove any glimmer of fear you had in handing over your iPad to your children. This case is constructed almost entirely from tech21’s unique material, FlexShock™ Foam, meaning all sides and surfaces are protected from drops as the material moulds snugly to your iPad. Better still, the case is entirely dishwasher safe, so it’s easy to keep clean, and when it’s on your iPad, its sealed outer shell is abrasion/bite resistant, preventing any bacteria from getting in under the surface. “We’ve designed the all-new Evo Play with kids in mind. We know children love to learn, play and explore, and we recognise iPads are a great way for them to do this. However, they may not love your precious iPad back, so Evo Play is there for you,” comments Jason Roberts, CEO, tech21. “Evo Play is lightweight and comfortable for little hands to hold, yet strong enough to keep your iPad safe from tumbles and drops.” Evo Play is available in pink/purple and blue/green colours from tech21.com, RRP $79.95 for Apple iPad mini, mini 2, mini 3 & mini 4, and RRP $109.95 for Apple iPad Air 2. Much like all of tech21’s products, Evo Play comes with a simple promise: it’s rigorously tested to work harmoniously with your iPad. Like the technology it’s designed to protect, it uses the latest science, ingenious design and unbeatable user-friendliness to make advanced impact protection possible. Tech21 calls it ‘Protection Made Intelligent’. ### For further information, questions, or cases for review, please contact: Jim Barker, tech21/Poem Phone: +61 418 163 770 Email: jim@poemgroup.com.au High-res images: Download here About tech21 Since 2005, tech21 has been developing the most advanced, scientifically proven cases and screen shields for mobile, tablet and laptop devices worldwide. Tech21 combines science, engineering and British design to create products that address three core consumer benefits: style, protection and performance. As the brand evolves to continue meeting the needs of its consumers, tech21 has developed the most advanced impact protection material on the market – FlexShock™. The ultra-thin and lightweight material absorbs and dissipates force and can withstand drops up to 4 metres. In addition tech21 puts all its products through a rigorous testing program, and in an industry first has partnered with the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) to develop its testing methodology. This ensures that the tests tech21 products have to pass are overseen by independent experts. Tech21 is the number one case brand in the UK. For more information, visit tech21.com. ACS Releases Ungulates ebook 2017-02-15T05:35:23Z acs-releases-ungulates-ebook   Ungulates ebook ISBN: 978-0-9954356-0-5 Author: John Mason & Staff of ACS Distance Education   ACS Distance Education have released a new ebook on Ungulates. Ungulates are animals with hooves. A hoof is simply an enlarged toenail. This ebook has been written as a reference for those studying animals and animal related subjects especially those studying wildlife, veterinary studies and zoology. Non-ungulate mammals may have claws or fingernails instead of hoofs. The primary difference between ungulates and non-ungulates is whether or not the unguis is used in walking. In ungulates, the unguis is the primary point of contact with the ground. In non-ungulates, other tissues, such as the pads of the feet, provide the primary contact point when walking. The hoof is basically modified epidermis and this consists of keratin, which thickens and hardens the hoof. There are a variety of ungulate ‘hoofed’ animals, and each has different hoofs. Hoofs continue to grow; in wild, hoofed ungulates length is managed by daily foraging and walking. Domesticated animals tend to stand around longer, and do not have access to enough room to be able to keep their hoofs down naturally, so may require hoof maintenance which their wild counterparts do not. This ebook covers different descriptions and pictures of many of the different ungulate animals. Here’s the topics and the Chapters covered in this ebook: CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION – OVERVIEW OF UNGULATES CHAPTER 2 ARTIODACTYLS: EVEN-TOED UNGULATES CHAPTER 3 PERISSODACTYLS CHAPTER 4 AQUATIC UNGULATES CHAPTER 5 OTHER UNGULATES This ebook is now available for purchase for $32.95 including GST from our online bookshop and there is also a free sample available to have a look at: http://www.acsbookshop.com/product-ungulate-animals-ebook-6018.aspx If you would like a review copy of this ebook, please contact sarah@acs.edu.au . Animal Health 2nd Edition ebook Released 2017-02-15T04:39:55Z animal-health-2nd-edition-ebook-released Animal Health 2nd Edition ebook ISBN: 978-0-9943737-7-9 Author: John Mason & Staff of ACS Distance Education ACS Distance Education have recently released the revised edition of the Animal Health ebook to include an additional 64 pages and 3 chapters as well as an update of much of the content that was included within the original ebook. The Animal Health ebook is an ideal reference companion for anyone who works, studies or owns animals, livestock or wildlife. As an animal owner or carer for animals, it is your responsibility to monitor and maintain the health and wellbeing of your animal. This ebook is a great ‘go to’ when you have concerns about any illnesses or health issues in the animal. Suggested treatments for illnesses are also provided. Here’s the topics and the Chapters covered in this ebook: CHAPTER 1-  INTRODUCTION CHAPTER 2- PREVENTING DISEASE AND INJURY CHAPTER 3- UNDERSTANDING & INSPECTING HEALTH ISSUES CHAPTER 4- ANIMAL FIRST AID CHAPTER 5- SOME COMMON ILLNESSES IN ANIMALS This ebook is now available for purchase for $29.95 including GST from our online bookshop and there is also a free sample available to have a look at: http://www.acsbookshop.com/product-animal-health-2nd-edition-pdf-ebook-6019.aspx   If you would like a review copy of this ebook, please contact sarah@acs.edu.au . Companies are now including Pet Care Services in their Procurement Plans. 2017-02-05T04:27:16Z companies-are-now-including-pet-care-services-in-their-procurement-plans Companies are now including Pet Care Services in their Procurement Plans. Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world, with almost two-thirds of households having at least one pet. We look at how factoring in home-life needs of your workforce can make them happier, more focused, & save you costs by retaining them longer. Procurement planning helps your company to decide what products & services employees most need, when and from what sources. Including Pet Sitting in your Procurement Planning is important because: 1.  With more than 63% of Australian households owning a pet, a large percentage of your employees will own pets too. With Australians working longer hours than ever before, and trying to juggle home life - pets are often the ones that get neglected. Employees are unable to focus, because they are concerned about the pets they consider family, stressed about trying to find a professional and reliable Pet Sitter at the last minute because of a work-related flight they need to take, also knowing their pet’s annual vaccinations are being missed, grooming appointments are get further apart, and de-sexing is put on the back burner. The Australian Bureau of Statistics says 5 million of Australia's 7.7 million full-time workers put in more than 40 hours per week.  Of them, 1.4 million put in more than 50 hours per week. Around 270,000 put in more than 70 hours per week. 2.  Better Coordination and Time Management.   Factoring in pet care bookings allows PA’s, EA’s, and Corporate Travel Management Teams to coordinate staff work-related flights around pet sitting bookings. 3.  It is an opportunity for all stakeholders involved in the processes to meet in order to discuss particular procurement requirements and service standards. We suggest prior to meeting, that an employee-wide survey is sent out asking about pet ownership in your company and determining the standards required of the service provider, given the volume & frequency requirements of your workforce. 4.  It allows Workforce Planners to formally research and award contract to the right company. This is valuable information as it serves to confirm if the quality standards of care can be met and fulfilled within the period expected.  Rather than hundreds of different employees trying to contact and coordinate  different companies with differing quality standards and processes. 5. It can reduce staff training costs as a company. It’s expensive to train new staff and have skilled staff leave due to stress or feeling like their employer doesn't care. Research by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) found that Staff Turnover in the First 12 Months of employment in Australia is costing us $3.8 Billion. Australian owned and operated website PetCloud.com.au is here to help Pet Owners  manage their pets life more easily.  Endorsed by and partnered with widely respected animal welfare organisation RSPCA across most States in Australia, there are thousands of Pet Care Service Providers across the country. The website even offers Pet Taxi services ready to help with pet pick up and drop off whenever employees need. Employees can come home after a work trip to a freshly groomed, happy, fed & watered, walked, cuddled, de-flead, vaccinated, or de-sexed pooch or pussycat rather than needing to take precious annual leave. To discuss your company’s workforce needs, get in touch today: Website: www.petcloud.com.au Facebook: www.facebook.com/petcloud   Google: google.com/+PetcloudAustralia Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/pet_cloud Instagram: https://instagram.com/petcloud   Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/Pet_Cloud/