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With Australia having managed the coronavirus pandemic making us the envy of the world, we are being rewarded with our country opening up earlier than a lot of others. Like with all events and current affairs, at Southern Cross Vet, we consider the impact on...

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t going away anytime soon. This means we’ll all be spending more time at a distance of two metres apart from one another – and it also means changing the way we walk our dogs. Luckily, social distancing and dog walking are...

After having a tour and seeing our impressive facilities, our SCV family members really value our care and know their pets are in the safest hands at Southern Cross Vet; but there’s a lot of expense in running a state-of-the art hospital and we wanted...

These are uncertain times for everyone and not the least for your pets. If you’re a pet owner, then you know the worry of wondering if you can keep yourself, as well as your furry friend, safe and healthy. And it’s best that you get...

As a pet owner, your pet’s health remains a constant priority. This is where a good veterinarian comes into the picture. Veterinarians, or ‘vets’, are trained to treat animals when they are sick or injured. Just like your family doctor, it’s always wise to have...

What is GDV? Gastric Dilatation Volvulus Complex, more commonly known as ‘bloat’, is a life-threatening condition. Even if veterinary attention is sought immediately, up to 45% of animals die despite treatment. Without treatment, it is invariably fatal. Simply put – the stomach twists and rapidly fills...

We’ve (just) survived the Bushfire Disaster in Australia, and now it’s happening again – disease outbreaks are a bit like fires – where the virus is the fire, and susceptible people and animals are the fuel. The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak has caused division and controversy in...

What is a Mast Cell Tumour? Mast cell tumours (MCT) are the most common skin tumour found in dogs. They can also affect other areas of the body including the spleen, liver, gastrointestinal tract, and bone marrow. Some breeds are predisposed to MCT – Boxers, Staffordshire...