One very helpful dog

Does your pet like to help out around the home? This month we've found a couple of very impressive videos for you. Baron, a German Shepherd, helps stack the dishwasher - and sort the laundry! What an amazing pooch! It's time to start delegating those household jobs....

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Alert for all cat owners

As yet another reminder about the importance of vaccination, The Australian Veterinary Association has received reports that there’s been a re-emergence of feline infectious enteritis (also known as feline parvovirus or feline panleukopenia). This disease is highly...

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An arthritis-friendly home

To help your arthritic pet live a comfortable life we recommend a balanced and multi-targeted approach. This can help reduce the need for large amounts of medication and lessen the potential side effects of any one treatment. A few small changes at home can help...

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Treatment options for arthritis

If we’ve diagnosed your pet with arthritis we will work with you to come up with a suitable management plan. A well-rounded approach will help your pet get the most out of life. Some of the treatments might include: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) Help...

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Keeping an eye out for arthritis

Our pets are more likely to suffer from arthritis during the colder weather so now is a great time for an arthritis check with us. Most of the signs of arthritis are subtle and will sneak up on your pet over many years. You may not even realise that your pet is in...

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The itchy and scratchy show

  It is that time of the year again. With the warm weather comes the pesky things that cause allergies. Fleas, ticks and other biting insects commonly set off an attack of the itches! Pets can also be allergic to grasses, trees, plant pollen, dust mites and...

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Why microchipping works

After a large spate of Summer storms and plenty of fireworks through the silly season, hundreds of terrified dogs have thankfully been reunited with their owners.The National Pet Register received a total of 663 calls from New Year's Eve through to January 2nd. They...

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Pregnancy testing cows: too expensive not to do

Do you think pregnancy testing is expensive? If so, odds are that you haven’t really thought about why you do it in the first place! Profitable production systems sail close to the wind. They strive to capitalise on all of their resources. Pregnancy diagnosis isn’t...

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The most common equine eye problem

Horses have beautiful big eyes which make for good photographs, but it also makes them prone to injuries. The most common eye complaints we see in horses are ulcers. These occur when a horse scratches the outermost layer of their eye. They may do this on a tree...

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