Safe Kitten Kristmas

Christmas will soon be here. The food, the decorations, the gathering of family, there’s no happier time of year. Here are 4 tips for a safe Kitten Kristmas.  And if you’ve added a  kitten  to your family recently, you’re likely find there’s no no more entertaining time of year. Kittens are...
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Marvellous Minx: A Christmas Miracle

Meet Minx, a marvelous rambunctious 12 month old Persian. Gotta love those squishy faces with so much expression.                                                 Minx’s owner, came in as late evening emergency. MInx...
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Fireworks Phobias

Does your pet dive under the bed whenever fireworks start up? It’s important to be prepared!   This may seem like cute and endearing behaviour, but it's a sign that your dog, cat, rabbit or other pet is terrified of fireworks. Some people are willing to simply put up with symptoms...
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‘Tis the Season to Be Jolly…and Pancreatitis!

The summer holidays are a great time for BBQs, overindulging during the festive season and generally ignoring all the healthy food rules. Unfortunately, what many people don’t realise is that these fatty meals can cause illness in our pets. This can be a particular problem in dogs which, in addition to...
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Beat the heat

Heatstroke in animals is a killer and can happen frighteningly fast. It doesn’t take much for hot weather to make our pets really sick, particularly our senior pets, pets that are overweight, or have short noses (such as Pugs, Himalayan Persians, Mini Lops). Heatstroke occurs when their internal body temperature gets...
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Preparing Your Pet for Holiday Travel Checklist

It can be difficult to remember everything you need to get done before heading off on the Christmas holidays. We’ve provided this checklist to make getting your pet ready for going on holiday a breeze!   Flea and Tick Prevention Make sure you’ve brought along flea and tick prevention for your...
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Give Your New Puppy the Best Start in Life

Next Puppy Preschool Starts January 22 nd 2020   Puppy School Enrolment The sounds of Santa’s sleigh bells are a distant memory, leaving you the precious puppy you have always wanted. Then the reality check. So far the kids’ presents have been chewed/shredded and the Christmas tree has seen better days.  We’ve...
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Brave Pet – Luna Belle

They say the eyes are the window to the soul and a great way to see the world, so when something goes wrong we need to address it very quickly. Meet Luna Bella, a 5 year old female Samoyed and the apple of her owner’s eye (boom boom). Her owner noticed...
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You Be the Vet: When is a simple itch not just an itch? Here’s our guide to examining your pet’s itches

Imagine being constantly itchy. The feeling of your skin burning all the time, distracting you from daily activities. Exhaustion from nights of interrupted sleep. Skin disease is one of the most common problems in pets – let’s learn how to spot it! Step 1 – Behaviour Dogs and cats who are...
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Puppy Training

Do you have puddles on the floor, chewed up shoes, sleepless nights from a crying puppy, a puppy that just won’t listen? Welcome to puppy parenting!    Puppies don’t come with an instruction manual, but with the 3 P’s — Practice, Patience, Persistency — and  a little help from our team,...
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Ditch the Itch

You do not have to put up with the constant itchy dog keeping you up at night or the half balding cat. A constantly scratching dog or cat is not normal and we can do something about it. For the most part, skin allergies are a genetic disease. Everyone knows a...
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Health Benefits of Pets

Spring is in full swing. We know that the extra sunshine, warmer weather and chance to escape to the great outdoors can make us feel better.    But owning a pet can have an all year round positive impact on our health. The heart of the matter is that pet owners...
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