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Shih Tzus, with their irresistible flat faces and overflowing personalities, have become beloved companions in countless households. However, their unique physical characteristics, particularly their shortened airways, can sometimes lead to a respiratory condition called Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS). This blog delves deeper into BOAS,...

Congratulations on welcoming a furry friend into your life! A new puppy brings endless joy, but also the responsibility of keeping them healthy. Vaccinations are a crucial part of this, protecting your pup from potentially life-threatening diseases. This guide will answer all your questions about...

Enhance Your Pet's Breathing: Learn About BOAS and Recovery. If you have a brachycephalic breed, read on for insights into corrective surgery and post-operative care.  If you own a French Bulldog, Pug, Boston Terrier, Cavoodle, Boxer, British Bulldog, Shih Tzu or any one of the other...

BOAS in dogs: Learn about signs, surgery, costs, and Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic's pioneering minimally invasive approach. Your pet's well-being matters – read on to make informed choices.  Brachycephalic dog breeds have captured the hearts of dog lovers around the world with their adorable flat faces...

Each and every human that has ever taken care of a cat knows that cat oral hygiene is as important as human oral hygiene. Whether it is cat gum disease, tooth decay, plaque or tartar formation, most cats develop some form of dental disease or...

Humans have always been social beings. We crave companionship, love, and affection, not just of other humans, but of animals as well. We have domesticated animals and have depended upon them for various purposes over thousands of years. While initially, humans depended upon their domesticated...

If your pet is itchy, and they are up to date with their good quality flea control and don't have gastrointestinal symptoms regularly, it is safe to say that their immune systems are being triggered by something in the environment - or that they are...

Characterised by their lean frames, narrow muzzles, elegant shoulders and tall, long legs, Italian Greyhounds are known for their athletic prowess. While they do appear small and delicate, as compared to regular greyhounds, Italian Greyhounds are generally regarded as quite a healthy dog breed. This...

While often thought of as ‘low-maintenance’ pets, rabbits generally are easy to look after, however, vaccinating them is one of those really important parts of their healthcare to make sure they stay healthy  A virus belonging to the ‘calicivirus’ family is circulating around most cities and suburbs...

It’s a new world and the veterinary clinic has responded With the changing world, the family veterinary clinic has also changed, almost in every way for the better At Southern Cross, we think it’s important, however, for your pet’s doctor to be familiar with their history and...