Heating up the fleas

Fleas love winter. Why? Because their eggs love a warm house to hatch in! If you've suddenly noticed your dog is itching or your cat is over grooming or, heaven forbid, you have itchy ankles, it could be FLEAS! Flea eggs require a warm temperature to hatch so if...

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Top reasons to adopt a senior pet over a puppy or kitten

If you're looking to add a new addition to your family you're probably considering a cute, cuddly little puppy or kitten. But if you're wanting a true companion (and possibly less work!) then a senior pet might be the better option. Here are some good reasons why a...

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Three common senior pet questions

1. Can my pet get dementia? Yes - we now know that, like humans, dogs and cats can suffer from dementia. Common signs include becoming lost in usually familiar surroundings, loss of toilet training, trouble finding doors and stairways, sleep disturbances at night,...

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Is your pet over the hill?

The thought might not have even crossed your mind … but could your pet be starting to show his age? Most people are not aware that cats and dogs are generally considered ‘senior’ after the age of about 8 years. Whilst the majority of our furry friends are well off...

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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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