Pet Care Blog

How do you love your pet?

For many of us our pets are our babies, part of the family and we love to spoil them. Being the best pet parent mean’s lots of things from veterinary care to taking them for walks and lots in between. We are going to talk about the different ways you can give your pet...

What dry food should I be using?

With hundreds of dry foods available to choose from, it can be daunting choosing the right product for your pet. We recommend feeding your pet dry food as it is scientifically formulated to provide your pet all the protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals that depending...

Volunteering with animals on the Central Coast

Tis the season to be jolly…. It’s also the season of goodwill so a perfect time to talk about volunteering with animals. There are lots of ways you can get involved with animal related charities, from fostering to fundraising to taking your own pet to visit people....

Got an itch that just won’t quit? How to deal with fleas

Let’s face it fleas are annoying, nobody likes them and if your pet has them they can be a pain in the bum to get rid of. Using a monthly flea protection product is your best defence against fleas. There are a lot of great products on the market and many also offer...

Get ready for summer – Ticks are here!

With the early start to spring ticks are already coming out in force. We have had 4 tick cases at the hospital already this year. If you have stopped using your pet’s tick prevention during the cooler months now is the time to start using it again. There are many...

Why pets need dentals just like you do

It’s not very often you look in your pet’s mouth. Would you know if there is any dental disease there? Smelly breath isn’t something you have to live with and can be a sign of dental disease. Your pet’s teeth need care just the same as yours do. Can you imagine not...

A day in the life of a Doyalson Animal Hospital patient

Something is wrong tonight. I can’t quite put my paw on it but my humans are acting strangely. They keep saying “oh I hope she’s ok tomorrow and not too scared” I don’t know who they are talking about but they keep looking at me when they say it? Also I wasn’t giving...

Is your pet becoming a senior citizen?

It’s a sad fact of life that our pet’s age faster than we do. But did you know that cats and dogs are considered senior citizens around 7 years for a large breed and 8 years for a small breed? As they reach their golden years there are a few things you need to watch...

Weight loss for your pet – what you need to know

With approximately 41% of the pet population overweight there is a BIG need to address this issue. Excess weight is uncomfortable for your pet. It can decrease your pet’s quality of life and ultimately reduce their life expectancy. We want to help with this problem so...

Rat Bait Ingestion – what you need to know

The poison used to kill rats and mice interferes with blood clotting. These products are just as toxic to dogs and cats, and alarmingly your pets may even seek these poisons out. What to do if your pet finds rat bait: If you know that your pet has eaten rat bait, have...

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