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From plate to poop: how to reduce your pet’s environmental paw print

From plate to poop: how to reduce your pet’s environmental paw print

As it turns out, even though they’re smaller, cuter and full of joy, it doesn’t exclude them from being contributors to the global crisis of climate change. With Australia’s estimated 5.1m dogs, excrement alone piles up to the weight of the Sydney Harbour Bridge,...

Why does my pet lick their feet?

Why does my pet lick their feet?

There are few things more irritating than your pet starting a thorough paw-licking session just as you’re falling asleep! Excessive foot licking is a pretty common problem in dogs, and can occur for a number of reasons. Skin irritation Irritated skin is one of the...

My pet’s teeth don’t look right

My pet’s teeth don’t look right

Dental disease doesn’t just involve plaque and periodontal disease! Quite commonly, pets present to us with missing or damaged teeth. Many of these dental issues can cause problems for your dog or cat, and are therefore best diagnosed and treated promptly. Missing...

Have you got a golden feline oldie?

Have you got a golden feline oldie?

It’s normal to feel a bit sad when your once-energetic feline is now a little old man or lady cat. But there are upsides – more quiet snuggles and less kitten mischief! To help keep your gorgeous old kitty fighting fit, check out our care tips. Grooming Most elderly...

Ear ‘ear! How to maintain your dog’s ear health

Ear ‘ear! How to maintain your dog’s ear health

Dog parents, lend us your ears… Your dog’s ears, that is! Ear disease is a very common reason for consultation, so we’d love to pass on a few dog ear health maintenance tips. General ear care If your dog has upright ears, they are less likely to develop ear infections...

Help, my pet is scared of the car!

Help, my pet is scared of the car!

It’s not uncommon for pets to develop a fear of car travel. This anxiety or fearfulness can develop for a number of reasons. Anxiety during car travel is more likely if your pet had a lack of exposure to car trips prior to 16 weeks old, the brain development period...

Not just a squishy face – brachycephalic pet issues

Not just a squishy face – brachycephalic pet issues

Brachycephalic dog and cat breeds are those with shorter faces, such as English bulldogs, French bulldogs, pugs, Pekingese and Boston terriers, as well as Persian and Himalayan cats. While these breeds can make great companions, unfortunately, years of selective...

What does a vet check in a physical exam?

What does a vet check in a physical exam?

Whether your pet is seeing us for a routine check or an episode of unwellness, our vets aim to perform a thorough examination. In combination with the information you provide to us about your pet’s home care and activities, this check helps us to quickly get a good...

How to medicate your pet

How to medicate your pet

We know giving oral medications to your pet can be tricky, especially if your pet isn’t the cooperative type. Medicate like a pro with these tips: Many dogs (and occasional cats) will eat medications hidden in a small tasty treat, especially just prior to a meal. It...

5 TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR PET CALM DURING THUNDERSTORMS

5 TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR PET CALM DURING THUNDERSTORMS

Summer is the season for trips to beach, holidays, travelling and fun in the sun weather – and thunderstorms! Storms can present a real challenge for our furry friends who are scared of loud noises. If your pet is afraid of storms, check out these simple ways to keep...

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