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  • Prepared by

  • Conducted on

  • Business Name and Phone number

  • DAB Permit #

  • Location
  • Proprietor

  • Manager

  • Is DAB registration certificate visible?

  • Does DAB have a copy of Code of Practice for the Operations of Petshops?


  • Are appropriate personal hygiene procedures in place to prevent transmission of zoonoses to humans?

  • Is appropriate fire extinguishers or other fire protection [provided in all housing facilities?


  • Is there fresh cool water available to animals at all times?

  • Are all adult animals (except reptiles fed at least once per day?

  • Are pups/kittens less than four months fed a minimum of 3 times daily?

  • Are pups/kittens between four and six months fed a minimum of two times daily?

  • Does food provided contain acceptable nutritive value in sufficient quantity to meet daily requirements for the condition and size of the animal?

  • Are food storage facilities vermin proof?

  • Is sufficient food for 5 day peak requirements available?

  • Are food and water containers stable?

  • Are food and water containers either disposable or able to be readily cleaned and disinfected?


  • Is DAB clean and hygienic?

  • Are animals that are suspected of having an infectious disease placed in quarantine or euthanised?

  • What product is used for cleaning? (Eg, F10)


  • Are cages constructed of impervious, washable materials to facilitate cleaning and disinfection?

  • Can pens be secured to prevent accidental escape of animals?

  • Are pens/cages completley enclosed with either a solid or wire roof?

  • Are walls of pens/cages high enough to prevent excessive handling by customers and escape of animals?

  • Are different species housed separately at all times? Except for:<br>- compatible species of birds<br>- rabbits and guinea pigs, provided that the cage size for total number of occupants conforms to minimum requirements for rabbits

  • Are pups/kittens from different sources housed separately (where possible)?

  • Where different species are housed in adjoining cages does a solid opaque partition separate the cages?

  • Is clean and soft bedding provided for all animals at this location?

  • Is bedding checked daily to ensure it is sanitary?

  • Are separate bird rooms provided (where possible)?

  • Is an extraction fan system provided where birds are housed to remove feather, dander and dust (thus reducing fomites responsible for carrying Psittacosis)?

  • Are the cages for rabbits, guinea pigs and mice not fully open-sided and have a darkened private area?

  • Do tortoises have:<br>- a pool of water deep enough for animal to completely submerge<br>- a totally dry haul out area large enough for entire animal to be out of water<br>- a haul out area with a shallow gradient that allows easy access and will not abrade bellies of tortoises

  • Do cage and pen sizes for animals meet the recommendations?


  • Are all dogs that are sold, vaccinated for:<br>- canine distemper<br>- infectious canine hepatitis<br>- canine parvovirus


  • S12A - Are all dogs and cats microchipped before sale or being given away? Officer to sight records

  • S13A - Does this DAB notify Council within 7 days of the dog or cat being sold or given away? Officer to sight records


  • Do all animals meet the minimum age for sale:<br>- dogs and cats at least 8 weeks of age<br>- rabbits at least 5 weeks of age<br>- guinea pigs at least 4 weeks of age<br>- mice at least 3 weeks of age<br>- juvenile birds fully feathered (moult permitting) and self sufficient

  • Are there any unweaned animals on premises?

  • Are new owners supplied with all documents relating to the animal and a vaccination certificate?


  • Photos of animal kennels, kennel/observation cards, vaccination records, DAB certificate, other signage in premises, and other relevenat areas such as OH&S items (fire extinguisher)

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