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Chronic kidney disease is a condition commonly seen in older cats and is a long-term degradation of the kidneys’ ability to function properly to filter and regulate electrolytes, toxins, and metabolites from the body. There are many causes of chronic kidney disease which are known,...

As many dog owners will know, dogs don’t just eat dog food. Dogs can eat all kinds of silly things, even things we didn’t think were the least bit appetising. Rubber balls, socks, underwear, sanitary items, corn cobs, plastic bags, string and skewers are just...

Lepto update A lot of media has lately focused on our pets being at risk of catching ‘lepto’, but what about people? Leptospirosis represents a significant risk to the humans in our community – our family, your family and our team. If a human catches leptospirosis they...

The heartworm is a parasite that can grow to up to 35cm long and lives in the arteries and veins of the lung and heart chambers of dogs and cats. Heartworm disease was once widespread around the Sydney region, but the use of regular heartworm...

How Heatwaves Affect Pets Just like you and I, our furry friends feel the heat in different ways. While some will be alright in hot temperatures, others will swelter through the summer. And just like you and I, extreme weather conditions can be rough on our...

Why are dogs and cats scared of Fireworks? Dogs’ and cats’ hearing is up to 3x more sensitive than ours and their noses are up to 100x as sensitive as ours. The combination of the decibels and the smell of the smoke from fireworks can send...

Heat Stroke In Dogs   What is Heat stroke? Heat stroke is a deadly condition which occurs when high external temperatures cause your dog's body temperature to rise dangerously high. If untreated heat stroke can lead to multiple organ failure, seizures, and death. Is my dog at risk? Dogs suffer...

By Dr. Suzan Bekir MBBS (Hon) UNSW FRACGP There’s nothing more frustrating than having allergies. They make your eyes hurt, your nose run, and your head feels like it’s stuffed with cotton. But even worse than that is the reality of being allergic to your beloved family...

Looking to escape the buzz of the city for the weekend but don’t want to leave your dog to a pet sitter? How about a dog friendly Hunter Valley? Yes, that’s right. There are plenty of great dog friendly accommodations to choose from, dog friendly...

Puppy toilet training - How do I teach to teach my puppy to go to the toilet outside? The best way to toilet train your puppy is with positive reinforcement. This is a Puppy toilet training technique that rewards good behavior, encouraging your dog to repeat that...