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What are the signs of snake bite?

We are already hearing reports of snakes being seen in the South West, and with Summer just around the corner, it is important everyone knows what to do if their pet is bitten or found with a snake. If you find your pet with a snake, take it straight to the vets (phone first to […]

What does a Pet Dental Procedure Involve?

At some point in your pet’s life, it will probably need some degree of dental care. Just like people, pets need their teeth examined annually and if there is calculus or gingivitis, we may recommend a dental clean. This will normally be done as a day procedure, with your pet dropped off in the morning […]

Urinary Incontinence in Female Dogs.

Urinary incontinence is a relatively common occurrence in desexed female dogs, with reports of up to 10% of these dogs being affected. Symptoms of urinary incontinence tend to be a bad smell (it may smell a bit “fishy” due to the bacteria that can grow on the urine soaked fur), leaving puddles where they have […]

Treating Arthritic Cats with Kidney Disease

Until quite recently, we believed we had a bit of a clinical problem when treating cats for arthritis when they had evidence of kidney disease. The most common class of drug for treating arthritis in pets are a class of drug called “Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). These NSAIDs are very effective anti-inflammatories and pain killers, […]

Top 7 Flea Control Tips

Recently I’ve joined a Facebook group called “Ask It, Answer It Bunbury” to see if I can give a bit of useful pet care advice to people in the group. One of the questions that keep coming up is “How do I get rid of fleas”. Now this is a question we get every day […]

Responsible Dog Ownership

As a vet, we see the best and worst of dog ownership. We see people take on pets with major medical or behavioural issues and work hard to resolve them, while other owners fail to provide basic care for their dog. When it comes to responsible dog ownership, there are a few points I feel […]