Pet Care Blog

What happens in a senior health check

Senior pets are over 7 years for larger dogs and 8 years for smaller dogs & cats. As our pets age they need extra support to make the transition into their elderly years as comfortable as possible. Twice yearly health checks are recommended as part of their care plan....

The importance of pre-anaesthetic blood tests

Unfortunately pets can’t tell us when they feel unwell or if something is wrong. It is up to us as pet parents to keep an eye out for any different or out of character behaviour in our pets. However some illnesses and diseases have no symptoms at all and these can...

Why your Puppy needs Puppy Pre School

Obedience training is one of the best things you can do for your puppy or dog to help them be the best member of the family they can be. Just like children your pet needs to learn the rules so they know how to interact and socialise with not only other dogs but...

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...

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