Pet Care Tips

Daschunds (sometimes known as sausage dogs or dackels) are one of the most instantly recognisable dog breeds in the world. They have been made famous by Disney, social media and well-known enthusiasts such as Peter Alexander. But while everyone is quick to comment on how adorable...

Why we’re Pro-Proheart   There are many different brands of heartworm preventatives on the market these days. Of these many brands, the vast majority contain the active ingredient milbemycin oxime. Why is this important information for you, a dog owner? Because, if you are one of the...

There are around 70 species of ticks in Australia. Of these many ticks, you have probably heard of Ixodes holocyclus, or the paralysis tick. Preventative medicine has thankfully come a long way in the last decade and we are lucky enough to have access to fantastic...

So close, yet so far. How we almost eradicated feline panleukopaenia virus. Feline panleukopenia virus, also known as feline enteritis, is a deadly viral infection of cats that was first discovered more than 100 years ago. As pet owners started to religiously vaccinate their kittens...

Selecting  guinea pigs Guinea pigs are highly social animals and are best kept in groups of at least 2 piggies. Pick active, inquisitive guinea pigs that are roaming around their enclosure. The eyes of the guinea pigs should be clear and free of discharge, and the...

How to Microchip your Dog or Cat   What is a microchip and how does it work? A microchip is a small device that provides electronic identification of your pet when detected by a special scanner. Each microchip has a unique number linked to the NSW Companion Animals...

We insure our homes, our cars, our phones, ourselves…but why don’t we all insure our pets? Yes, pet insurance is becoming increasingly common however most pets are still uninsured.   Why should I insure my pets? Veterinary medicine and animal care have advanced considerably in the last decade;...

Dog breath? Cat breath?  It should stink, shouldn’t it?  Actually no. It should smell a little, but any excessive odour may indicate dental disease. Dental disease in Dogs & Cats is caused by bacteria under the gum line causing infections.  These infections cause lysis or breakdown...

Christmas is a time for friends, family and food! The weather is hot, everyone is in a great mood and our pets are right there with us. It’s such a busy (and sometimes stressful!) time of year but it is still so important to keep our...

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...