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July has been identified as National Desexing Month by the National Desexing Network Australia. So, if you’ve been wanting to get your pet desexed, call 1300 DOC SAM (1300 362 726) now, to book their surgery and avail up to 20% off with some great...

Dogs are loyal and social creatures that love to please their masters. In addition to providing companionship, dogs also actively help in reducing stress and anxiety and give us a reason to be physically active. However, owning a dog is not just fun and play....

What is BAS (BOAS) and how can it help Frenchies breathe? Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome (BAS), also known as Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS), is a respiratory condition affecting animals with flat, squashed faces. This breathing problem is more common in dogs than in cats, and because...

Are Rabbits Good Pets? 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...

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...

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...