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Parvovirus: Choose Your Needle

Every summer, we see a spike in the number of parvovirus cases seen at our clinics. With summer just around the corner, I don’t want to see another case of Parvovirus. Ever. But how effective is the vaccine? How safe is the vaccine? I wanted to find a way to show just what the risks […]

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 […]

The Brachycephalic Challenge

If you have a French Bulldog, pug or any other short-faced dog you need to do the Brachycephalic Challenge before summer. I would like to set a test for all owners of brachycephalic (short-faced) dogs. Can your dog walk around a footy oval in less than 10 minutes? If the can’t, they need to have […]

What Should I Feed My Pet?

This is one of the most common questions we are asked by new pet owners, and also one of the more controversial topics when it comes to pet health care. Over the last few years, there has been an explosion of information and misinformation being given out to pet owners, and it’s very hard to […]

Caring For Your Aging Pet

As your pet ages, you need to reassess their needs and lifestyle. Of course, there is a lot of variation as to when a pet is “old”, so each individual pet needs to be looked at independently. As a general rule, large dogs age faster than small dogs, so a Great Dane might be considered […]

Storm and Noise Phobias

Noise and Storm Phobias: This information is courtesy of The Mindful Pet, a Veterinary Behaviour Service which provides a house call service to the pets of the South West on a monthly basis. Fears of loud noises is very common in our pets. Dogs may commonly become fearful and or develop a phobia of thunder-storms, […]

How To Change Vet Clinics

There are many reasons why you may need to find a new vet for your pet. You may be moving house, looking for someone closer, have had a not-so-good experience with your previous vet, or may simply have heard great things about another clinic. When considering which vet to choose, here a few points to […]