Summer presents a unique set of challenges for dog owners. Unlike us, dogs can’t sweat through their skin. They rely heavily on panting and a few sweat glands in their paws to regulate their body temperature. This makes them more susceptible to heatstroke and other heat-related issues. As responsible pet
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As a dog owner, it’s important to be vigilant about your furry friend’s health, especially when it comes to something as common yet potentially harmful as intestinal worms. Knowing how to spot the signs can make a difference in your dog’s well-being. Let’s explore the key indicators and preventive measures
Ever had one of those days where everything feels overwhelming? Believe it or not, dogs can have those days, too. Recognising the signs of stress in your dog is important, not only for their well-being but also to ensure a healthy relationship between you and your furry friend. And when
Have you ever looked into your dog’s eyes and wondered if they’re trying to tell you something? As pet parents, it’s your responsibility to ensure your furry friends are healthy and comfortable. This blog will guide you through understanding the silent signs of pain in dogs and the importance of
You’ve just come home from a long day at work, and you notice your furry friend isn’t as energetic as usual. They’re not wagging their tail with excitement or running up to greet you. Instead, they seem lethargic and a bit off. Could they be unwell—could they have a fever?
Regular visits to the vet are essential for maintaining your pet’s health. But how often should you take your pet to the vet? The answer depends on several factors, including your pet’s age, species, and overall health. The Importance of Regular Vet Visits Regular vet visits are crucial for early
As a pet owner, one of the most important decisions you will make is selecting a vet clinic. Making a suitable choice will not only ensure proper care but also create a comfortable environment for your furry friend. In this blog, we will delve into the key factors to consider
As a dog owner, it’s important to understand all the facets of your pet’s well-being. One such aspect is desexing, also known as spaying or neutering. It is a procedure that aims to prevent your furry friend from breeding. In this blog, we will discuss the various aspects of desexing
As pet owners, we always strive to provide the best care for our furry companions, ensuring their health and happiness. However, dogs can suffer from various health issues; one common concern is bloat, also known as gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV). In this blog, we’ll explore the causes, symptoms and treatment options
It’s Easter! For most people that means chocolate! Unfortunately, our canine companions also like the taste of chocolate which can make them very sick and even be deadly for them. Signs of chocolate toxicity can include the following symptoms:⦁ Vomiting⦁ Diarrhoea⦁ Hyper-excitability⦁ Tremors⦁ Rigid muscles⦁ Rapid breathing⦁ Increased heart rate⦁
With the wet weather around at the moment, we have seen an increase in the amount of dogs affected by intestinal worms. In particular, hookworms are taking their toll with quite a few fatalities in young puppies. Signs of HookwormsThe life cycle of hookworms is relatively short, meaning a puppy
Heat stroke, or heat stress, is not something to be taken lightly. This can be a life threatening condition and unfortunately, in our tropical climate, it is something we see too often. When your pet’s core body temperature becomes too high, it can cause massive damage and even lead to
There are many myths floating around social media about Parvovirus at the moment, we thought we would try and dispel a few. 1. Parvo is in the soil for 10 years – wrong. ⦁ Parvo is deactivated by sunlight if contaminated items are left in direct sunlight for 24 hours. This will
With the colder weather comes paralysis tick season. These ticks are carried into our yards by native animals, which are not really affected by them. However, our dogs and cats are. Signs of paralysis tick envenomation⦁ Wobbly back legs/unable to get up⦁ Retching/vomiting⦁ Trouble breathing What to do if you find a
From Bec, Steph and all our dedicated staff, we wish all our clients and pets a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Remember this time of year is very festive and we all have leftovers. Please be careful with leftover ham, every year we have patients with pancreatitis from eating
For the month of August (2013) we admitted 8 animals with snakebites. Most of these have been Eastern Browns, although we have also had a Whip snake and unfortunately, 1 Taipan fatality. If your pet has killed the snake, make sure you bring the snake and your pet as quickly as possible to be treated.