Pet Care Blog

Cats at the Vet

The stress and worry associated with a vet visit for cats can be a big problem when the time for an annual health check rolls around - and if our cats hate going to the vet then it can be daunting for them to stay in hospital if they are sick. It’s sadly common for...

Behaving Badly?

Animal behaviour can sometimes be a bit of a puzzle to us humans - it’s all too easy to expect animals to act like tiny humans, and get frustrated when they don’t. Very often when we see puppies or kittens come in for their first visits, or their vaccinations, their...

Pet Spotlight: Remy

As a busy vet practice, we get many special cats, dogs and other furry friends coming through our doors daily. Sometimes, though, a pet will stand out to us - and we'd like to try sharing a few of the cases we see at Brandon Park Vet Hospital with you. Remy is one...

Healthy Mouth = Healthy Heart

Did you know that if your pet is suffering from dental disease they may be at risk of heart disease too? When dental disease strikes, plaque and tartar that accumulate on the teeth lead to infection of the gums. Bacteria from this infection travel in the bloodstream...

An EPIC Study

Heart conditions in dogs are common: about one in ten dogs are estimated to suffer heart disease in their lifetime. Among the most common is mitral valve disease – a condition where one of the valves inside the heart doesn't work as well, leading to congestive heart...

Spotting the Signs of Heart Disease

Heart disease happens in dogs and cats as well as in people, and it can sometimes be tricky to spot in our furry friends. Heart disease in animals can be deadly, but it can also be treatable. Seeing these signs earlier and early intervention can make a huge difference...

Heartworm – not your average worm

Mosquitoes are an annoying part of the Aussie summer – they leave itchy bites and have that irritating whine. It's well known that in some parts of the world mosquitoes can carry human diseases like malaria. But did you know that mosquitoes can carry something equally...

Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome

Brachycephalic airway syndrome (also called brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome, brachycephalic respiratory syndrome or just brachycephalic syndrome) is a disease caused by a collection of several upper airway abnormalities that are common to dogs bred to have...

Happy and Healthy Ears

Summer is a great time to take your dog swimming but did you know that an innocent dip can lead to an ear infection for your dog? We like to think of your dog's ear as its own 'mini-environment'. This environment can be easily disrupted and swimming is a common way...

Spare a Thought for Wildlife

The warmer weather can be really stressful for our wildlife. After a few consecutive days of high temperatures, it is not uncommon for us to see wildlife suffering from heat stress and dehydration. Some animals can also suffer burnt feet from walking on hot tin roofs...

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