Prepare Your Pet for Winter

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With the weather cooling down, we often start to notice our older pets starting to slow down as well. With the weather cooling down, we often start to notice our older pets starting to slow down as well. Slowing down isn’t “just a sign of getting older”. It’s important that if...
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Protect and Prosper

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Protect and prosper or not and possibly perish. Vaccination protects against many fatal diseases in rabbits, dogs and cats. Protect and prosper or not and possibly perish. Vaccination protects against many fatal diseases in rabbits, dogs and cats. This has been the stark reality a few summers past where we saw...
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What Do We Vaccinate Dogs For?

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These diseases can make your pet very ill, and are often fatal even with treatment. Vaccination is the only reliable prevention. There are 4 different diseases that we vaccinate dogs against. These diseases can make your pet very ill, potentially requiring days to weeks of hospitalisation. Once your pet is infected,...
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Brave Pet of the Month: Lilly Rose

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Lilly Rose came to see us because she had gone from her normal self to not wanting to move. Lilly Rose came to see us because she had gone from her normal self to not wanting to move, being off her food and with very wet faeces over about 3 days....
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Dental Xrays

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When your pet visits us for a dental descale and polish we perform dental xrays. When your pet visits us for a professional dental descale and polish we perform dental xrays, just like when you go to the dentist. Xrays allow us to check the health of the teeth and jaw...
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Manage Arthritis with Mobility Diet

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Is your dog slower to get up in the mornings than they used to be? Is your dog slower to get up in the mornings than they used to be? Maybe they’re just not as excited for their walks, or can’t walk the distances they used to be able to? Or...
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Skin Allergies and Apoquel Tablets

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Itchy skin? With Apoquel, there is no need to put up with endless scratching or the side effects of cortisone treatment! It’s been an unseasonably warm Autumn this year, and there’s still lots of pets coming to see us with itchy skin. There’s no need for your pet or your family...
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Funky Gunky Ears

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Have you ever noticed your pet shaking their head more than a teenager in an 80’s mosh pit? Have you ever noticed your pet shaking their head more than a teenager in an 80’s mosh pit? Or perhaps, you have noticed a nasty smell coming from the ears? Maybe your pet...
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Brave Pet of the Month - Gemma

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Gemma the three legged wonder dog beats cancer again! Gemma’s had run ins with cancer before, and has survived to tell the tale. This time, Gemma’s mum noticed a lump on Gemma’s shoulder and so brought Gemma to see us for a routine lump check. We examined the lump, and took...
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When a Dodgy Tummy Isn't Just a Dodgy Tummy

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It’s not uncommon for dogs and cats to have an occasional vomit or a little bit of diarrhoea. It’s not uncommon for dogs and cats to have an occasional vomit or a little bit of diarrhoea. But sometimes this is the first sign of more serious disease. How do you know...
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Should I Let My Cat Outside?

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Should you keep your cat indoors, or allow them to go outside? Let’s consider the pros and cons to going outside! Should you keep your cat indoors, or allow them to go outside? Let’s consider the pros and cons to going outside! Pro: Cats that are allowed outside are easier to...
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Desexing Your Cat - Fact vs Myth

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Cat breeding season normally starts when the days get longer in the early Spring. Myth: Females need to have a litter This is simply not true. While older cats may bond with younger kittens this should not be confused with them feeling like they’re missing out by not having little ones...
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Dental Disease – It’s Not All about the Smile

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Bad teeth aren’t just about breath like rotting garbage and a yucky looking smile, although these are bad enough. Bad teeth aren’t just about breath like rotting garbage and a yucky looking smile, although these are bad enough. Even worse is the damage that’s happening internally. Below the gum line, the...
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Facebook Competition

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This chilly winter it’s not all doom and gloom! Be on the watch out for our Facebook competition for your chance to win! This chilly winter it’s not all doom and gloom! Be on the watch out for our Facebook competition for your chance to win! All you have to do...
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You Be The Vet: When to Get Your Pet’s Eyes Checked

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Are your pet’s eyes bright red and swollen? Are your pet’s eyes bright red and swollen? Or are you staring into those loving eyes and you can’t quite place it, but something doesn’t look quite right? The symptoms of eye disease in pets range from “glaringly” obvious, through to a slightly...
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Brave Pet of the Month – Ollie

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Ollie and his family are able to sleep through the night! Ollie struggled with his allergic skin for years. Itchy, red and irritated, his scratching was keeping himself and his family awake. He was on cortisone to control the scratching, but there were side effects and it wasn’t working very well...
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How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

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So you’ve got your toothbrush kit, and you’re all ready with your pet friendly toothbrush and paste, but how do you go about act… It’s the same as for us – brushing our dog and cat’s teeth is the best way of keeping dental disease under control. So you’ve got your...
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You be the Vet: Does Your Cat Have Arthritis?

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Arthritis in cats can be difficult to spot. So how do we work out if they’re having problems with joint pain? Arthritis in cats can be difficult to spot, as they often quickly learn what they can do, and what will cause them to get sore, and they will stop doing...
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Cats in Heat

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Is your quiet female cat suddenly yowling all night? Is your independent lady suddenly wanting nothing but cuddles? Is your normally quiet female cat suddenly yowling all night, keeping the whole household awake? Is your independent lady suddenly wanting nothing but cuddles all day? Maybe you’ve noticed there’s lots of other...
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Brave Pet of the Month - Cody

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We discovered that Cody had developed an irregular heart rhythm at a routine health check. This had us very concerned...   We discovered that Cody had developed an irregular heart rhythm at a routine health check. This had us very concerned, especially because as a Great Dane he is predisposed to...
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