Pet Care Blog

Arthritis

Arthritis is a tricky condition in the veterinary world. Our pets are living longer lives and as a result we’re seeing diseases that occur in older patients much more commonly. Arthritis tends to be a lot sneakier than a lot of other diseases more common in older...

Cruciate Disease

We’ve all heard about footballers getting knee injuries - almost every week there’s something in the news about a footballer tearing their ACL. But it’s very common for dogs to get the exact same injury. The cruciate ligaments are two bands of tough tissue that...

Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are very popular as pets, particularly in families with children as they’re easy to handle and can be very friendly. However, guinea pigs aren’t as straightforward to manage as a hutch and the occasional pat! They’re intelligent, social and have a few...

Easter Hazards

It’s nearly that time of year - multiple public holidays, Easter egg hunts, and time to spend with family and friends. Easter is just around the corner, but as always we’d like to remind everyone that there are a few hazards that  pop up at this time of the year for...

Dogs and the Vet

We all know that cats aren’t the biggest fans of visiting the vet, but seeing us can be a pretty scary prospect for some dogs as well. Dogs can sometimes mask signs of anxiety or stress, or can be showing us behaviours that are easy to misinterpret as being happy or...

Hyperthyroidism

Weight loss is always something we like to look out for in our older feline patients - and sometimes it doesn’t make a lot of sense for a particular cat to be losing weight. It’s not uncommon for us to see older cats with good appetites - even ravenous appetites -...

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...

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