Pet Care Blog

Diabetic – Jackson

Jackson the cat came in for a check up. He had been drinking copious amounts of water over the past month and even though he usually had an excellent appetite, he was looking 'a bit skinny.' Examination revealed that Jackson was dehydrated and...

Endocrine Diseases

An endocrine disease is caused by an upset in the normal balance or regulation of hormones. These 'unhappy hormones' lead to a range of diseases that can greatly affect your pet's quality of life. When too much hormone is produced, the disease is referred to as a...

Wee testing is also important.

It's not only blood tests that give us an insight into the health of your pet. Testing your pet's urine is another essential part of good veterinary medicine. Did you know that a small amount of urine can give us information about your pet's...

The Importance of blood testing

Blood tests can give us a wealth of information about the health of your pet. They provide an insight into the health of many organs, help detect disease and can also confirm if your pet is safe to undergo anaesthesia. From a blood test, we can work out if your pet is...

Treating Diabetes- an owner’s perspective

Linda is one of our patients who has been receiving treatment for Cushing's Disease. This is a disease where her adrenal glands start to overproduce the hormone Cortisol. Whilst this alone can be a challenge to manage, Linda's owner Dana recently noted that she was...

What to do if your dog eats chocolate.

Most dogs love chocolate and with their strong sense of smell they are very good at finding it! The problem is, dogs are not able to metabolize Theobromine, a derivative of caffeine found in chocolate Ingestion can lead to an increased heart rate, vomiting, diarrhoea,...

Bad Teeth Can lead to Heart problems

Did you know that improving the condition of your pet's teeth could lead to a healthier heart? This is because there is plenty of evidence that dental disease is linked to heart disease. Here's how it works... Plaque and tartar that build up on the teeth lead to...

Peppina’s Heart story

Peppina is a 14 year old Staffi who is one of our regular visitors at the practice. On past exams we had detected that Peppina had a heart murmur which can be an early sign of heart disease, and so we had been keeping a close monitoring of her.. A heart murmur can be...

Heat Stress

The warmer weather is here and it's time for days at the beach and ice cream in the sun. With the warmer weather comes an increased risk of heat stress for your pets. Heat stress or heat exhaustion is a common condition seen in Australia. It is more common in dogs as...

Christmas Hamper Give-Away

Purchase $20 of Hills Pet Food for your chance to Win a Christmas Hamper To enter the draw place your receipt in the provided box 1 receipt equals 1 entry. Open to all purchases exceeding the value of $20. Purchaser to provide a contact details on receipt entry to be...

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