Pet Care Blog

Wild and Wonderful

At Brandon Park we're often brought wildlife by members of the public - birds and possums are frequently seen around the clinic being fostered by our volunteer vets and vet nurses. Most of our cases are successes and are passed on to wildlife carers after a day or two...

The Paralysis Tick

Are you and your pet headed along the coast this summer? Make sure your pet is protected against paralysis ticks! Paralysis ticks (Ixodes holocyclus) are a species of tick that lives along the eastern coastline of Australia - mostly in New South Wales and Queensland,...

Kennel Cough Myths and Facts

We've talked about vaccination already this month; and one of the most common questions we get is "If I don't board my dog, why do I need to vaccinate against kennel cough?". Probably the second most common is "But my dog is vaccinated, why does she have kennel...

Intestinal Worms

Our pets get parasites too, not just us! Cats and dogs are both able to contract intestinal worm infestations, and these tricky parasites can pass from cat to human and back unless everyone's up to date with their prevention. Giving your pet a tablet for worming might...

Vaccinating Your Pets

The holiday season is just around the corner, and if you're heading off on holidays this year there's a good chance you'll need to board your pets during your trip. Most boarding kennels and catteries require all boarders to be current with their vaccinations, so...

Bark for Life 2018

Bark for Life this year was a tremendous success, and our team of volunteer vets and nurses had an absolute blast keeping an eye out for your beloved pooches on the day! Here's a selection of photos from the day.

Bunny blues: urine scald in rabbits

We've talked a bit about bladder and urine issues in cats and dogs this month, but our rabbit friends can have urinary problems too! One of the most common issues in rabbits is "urine scald" (also known as "hutch burn") - an incomfortable condition caused by urine...

Rocky’s “wee” problem

By now you know Rocky the cat. Rocky is a very clean cat and always uses his litter tray perfectly. Recently Rocky was leaving little patches of bloody urine in strange places. One evening, Rocky’s owner came home from work to find Rocky scratching at his litter tray...

Why urination habits matter

It's not only a change in thirst that can indicate an underlying issue with your pet. Subtle changes in urination habits can be a sign of kidney disease and diabetes but they can also indicate a urinary tract infection or even a behavioural issue. Changes may include:...

A little bit thirsty?

Is your pet a bit thirstier than usual? Are you filling up their water bowl more often, or have you noticed them drinking from the shower or toilet? An increase in thirst can be one of the first signs of kidney disease and if you are worried you should arrange a check...

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