Pet Care Tips

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...

Adopting a rescue pet Over 10,000 dogs and 20,000 cats were euthanased at animal shelters in 2012-2013, representing 20% and 40% of all animals that are abandoned to pounds. This is a frightening statistic and is gut-wrenching. The top 3 reasons for euthanasia in the shelter...

We love our surgery here at Southern Cross Vet. As a premier Double Bay Vet, with our state of the art equipment, it's easy to see why. Here are just a few of the reasons why we love surgery here. The team can perform a huge range...

Warm, wet weather increases the risk of skin infections like ‘hot spots’ developing, and also means fleas and other parasites are more of a problem. Some of the common skin issues we see at the clinic are: Fleas and flea allergy dermatitis Fleas are a year round...

DIET – THE most IMPORTANT PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE! Rabbit’s teeth grow continuously throughout life. They depend on their diet to help wear down their teeth.  Without healthy teeth, a rabbit won’t lead a healthy and happy life. HAY: 80% of diet MOST IMPORTANT – feed in unlimited amounts, ...

A reflection by Inner West Vet Dr Alex on why being a vet at Southern Cross Vet is the best! When an animal is sick, they cannot tell you with words what they are feeling. What I love to do is to turn sad eyes and...