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As our canine friends are mammals, they are also predisposed to developing mammary tumours or breast cancer. Unfortunately, mammary tumors in dogs is a common occurrence in older un-desexed female dogs, with approximately 50% of these tumours being malignant. Cats also develop mammary tumours, and although...

What is Cushing's disease? Hyperadrenocorticism (or Cushing’s disease) is a disorder in which the body produces excessive amounts of cortisol, a steroid hormone. Cushing’s disease is a relatively common endocrine (hormonal) disorder affecting older dogs. Small breeds, such as poodles, Daschunds, Boston terriers and beagles, show a predisposition...

So you’ve decided to buy a new puppy. This may well be the best (worst for your furniture!) decision you’ve made. Bringing up a puppy can be a very challenging, but often rewarding venture. There is a lot to think about before buying a puppy though,...

  The countdown is on until Santa comes !!! This year we will be raising funds for our charity Project HoPe by doing Santa photos with your fur babies. If you would like to participate, The Santa photos will be held on the 10th of December at...

Many cats do not like the idea of being groomed, and brushing them can become a chore instead of enjoyment. Cats will often groom themselves, but when they become matted they need a helping hand. Matts can reduce the amount of blood flow to the skin...

We all know that short nosed breeds ( or brachycephalic breeds, if you want to be technical; squishy faces if you don’t) like Pugs and French Bulldogs are cute.  Their cuteness, however, comes at a cost.  Most brachycephalic breeds are born into this world with a...

With spring in full force, we’re  seeing a flurry of activity in our local dog parks. Off leash dog parks represent a highly stimulating place for dogs where they are free to roam, there are interesting and novel scents in plentiful supply and many different...

At Southern Cross, we love all pets, young and old! We are aware that as your pets get older, their health needs may become more prevalent. We're celebrating all things about our senior pets as they head into the 'golden years'. Some things to watch out...

Barking is a normal (and important) part of a dog’s communication repertoire, and many dog owners see barking to be a positive thing when alerting the house owner to a potential threat. Excessive barking or barking with no apparent function can impinge on neighbourly relations...

There is no better joy than watching animals play without a care in the world.  But why are they doing this? Is it complex instinctual survival behavior or are they simply just ‘having fun’? And, is it important? A Vaucluse Vet will answer these questions...