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Pets can add a lot to your life. No matter which type you get, they offer affection, fun, and companionship. There are many different pets available, but one of the most overlooked is the humble rabbit. Bunnies might just be the cutest of them all...

If you live in the Sydney metro area and have a pampered pooch, you may have heard about the recent scare of Leptospirosis in the area. Leptospirosis is a bacterium which is transmitted through contact with stagnant water bodies and is often transmitted from the...

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...

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...

Just like humans, dogs and cats are prone to allergic skin disorders. There are three main causes of allergic skin disorders in dogs and cats: flea allergy dermatitis, food allergy dermatitis and atopic dermatitis. Flea Allergy Dermatitis Fleas are a year round problem, but seem to be...

This weekend we’re celebrating the Saint Valentines Day, the day that is associated with courtly love. It is also a time where we need to consider the safety and wellbeing of our pets. It is a tradition for many couples to light candles to set the...

The Inner West has many Catteries and vets who offer advice on cat accommodation. Vertical territory is important for many reasons. Cats have a strict hierarchy when put together in a group and their height correlates with their perceived spot in the 'pecking order' This pecking order isn't...

With the temperatures starting to reduce, now is the ideal time to enjoy outdoor activities in Wolli Creek with your dog. The ‘bite’ of winter hasn’t really hit us yet and so we’re able to enjoy crisp, sunny autumn days. Planning outings with your pet can...