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Not-so-simple fatty tumours

Not-so-simple fatty tumours

Lipomas are fatty tumours that are commonly diagnosed in middle-aged to older dogs of any breed, but particularly breeds such as labradors, beagles, weimaraners and schnauzers. However, there can be more to these lumps than what first meets the eye! Here are a few...

Preventing parvovirus

Preventing parvovirus

Our team wants to ensure that all pets are up-to-date with vaccinations appropriate for their age, lifestyle and environment. However, we are particularly concerned about keeping all our canine patients protected against parvovirus. It’s particularly important to...

A sting in the tail

A sting in the tail

Bees are sometimes colloquially referred to as “spicy sky raisins”, because our curious pets are often drawn to snap at or play with these buzzing insects, and can unfortunately pay a rather painful price as a result! What will happen to my pet if they get stung by a...

EDUF is the ABC of good health!

EDUF is the ABC of good health!

Whilst a lump or a limp is generally quite obvious, some pet health issues can be more subtle, particularly in the early stages. Potentially sneaky health issues include organ diseases or hormonal imbalances, which can come on gradually. Common internal issues that...

Snootiful sighthounds

Snootiful sighthounds

Whether you’re thinking of adopting an adult greyhound or welcoming a whippet pup into the household, you’re in for a treat! As well as looking like the perfect cross between a dog and a reindeer, sighthounds are generally gentle, sweet dogs who make loyal and...

The skinny on fatty foods and dogs

The skinny on fatty foods and dogs

Unfortunately, whilst most dogs would really love a hearty meal of Christmas ham and crackling, or a bowl filled with turkey meat, it’s best to be really careful about feeding these types of foods to our pets. How can fatty foods be dangerous to dogs? Whilst some dogs...

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...

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