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Checklist for pet owners

15 January 2024

Guide Wills

Checklist for pet owners

Did you know 61% of Australian households have a family pet? Dogs and cats are the most common household pets in Australia and their expected lifespan is 8-15 years. Some birds like Macaws are among the longest living parrot species, which can live up to 50 years or more!

What if your beloved pet outlives you? You can keep your pet safe and well cared for by taking steps to include your wishes for them in your will. There are many factors to consider, so we have created a handy Checklist for Pet Owners to ensure you have considered everything carefully when deciding on your wishes for your life companion.

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