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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What’s a therapeutic diet?

At some point in your pet's life, we may prescribe a therapeutic diet. These diets are created specifically to prevent or delay the onset of many medical conditions and may help control existing diseases. A good example of this is a diet for chronic kidney disease....

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Feeding tips for top health

Many people struggle when it comes to feeding their pet and one of the most common questions we get is  "How much should I feed my dog or cat?” The good news is that the right answer for how much to feed most pets can summarised with some simple rules: Invest in a...

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CHANGING YOUR PETS DIET

  Most pets will accept a change in diet without difficulty or side effects. Some pets withdefinite favorite tastes can present more of a challenge. The palatability of some prescription diets may be reduced due to the need to have more or less of certain...

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Dental Disease in Dogs and Cats

Dental problems in pets are most typically seen as dental plaque, tartar and gum inflammation, known as gingivitis. Let’s have a look at what all this means. PLAQUE AND TARTAR Dogs cant clean their teeth like we can, so plaque gradually begins to form on the sides of...

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Dealing with Fleas

There are three vital things to remember when dealing with a flea infestation. Unless you stage a combined attack complete control of the fleas will be impossible. You need to - treat the animal - treat the environment - prevent reinfestation TREATING THE FLEAS ON THE...

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Heartworm

Heartworm disease is caused by an infection with a parasite called Dirofilaria immitis which is spread by mosquitoes. The adult worms live in the right side of the heart and pulmonary blood vessels. Due to their location, heartworms can cause significant congestive...

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Snake Bite in Cats and Dogs

Snake season is upon us again, and if you are a pet owner you should be aware of the signs. An animal that has been bitten by a snake can present in many ways.  The presentation or signs depend on the species of snake, the age of the snake, the yield and contact of...

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Canine Parvovirus

Parvovirus is a highly contagious virus contracted by dogs. It is spread by the bodily secretions such as feces, urine and saliva of infected dogs. However, the virus can survive in the soil for years. It takes approximately 7-10 days for a dog exposed to Parvovirus...

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