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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...

10 TIPS WHEN BOARDING YOUR PET

10 TIPS WHEN BOARDING YOUR PET

The holidays are almost here so some of you may be thinking of boarding your pet. Here are some tips to help keep them happy. Keep their diet the same: Many boarding facilities will offer food as part of your pet’s stay. However, changing up your pet’s diet can...

PETS CAN HAVE ALLERGIES, TOO!

PETS CAN HAVE ALLERGIES, TOO!

HOW ENVIRONMENTAL ALLERGIES CAN AFFECT YOUR DOG OR CAT Allergies are one of the top reasons that dogs and cats end up going to see their veterinarian. Some of the most commonly diagnosed allergens are environmental and include pollens (grass, tree, or weed), mould...

What you need to know about the Leptosporosis vaccination

What you need to know about the Leptosporosis vaccination

What is leptosporosis? Leptosporosis is a zoonotic bacterial disease, which means it affects both animals and humans. Which animals are at risk? Dogs are commonly affected, particularly if they have frequent contact with farm animals, rodents, wild animals or water...

What you need to know about dental procedures

What you need to know about dental procedures

'Dentals' are one of the most common routine procedures we perform. It's important to understand the ins-and-outs of these procedures and why they are so involved. Here are a few things you should know: Your pet needs a general anaesthetic For us to accurately assess...

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