Dogs

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...

Your pet has had a big day today undergoing their dental surgery, now it’s time for some rest and relaxation. Keep your pet quiet tonight as he/she recovers from surgery. You can feed a normal meal but if your pet has had teeth removed give...

Why we’re Pro-Proheart   There are many different brands of heartworm preventatives on the market these days. Of these many brands, the vast majority contain the active ingredient milbemycin oxime. Why is this important information for you, a dog owner? Because, if you are one of the...

Is your dog affected by Brachycephalic airway syndrome? If you have any brachycephalic or ‘squishy faced’ breed of dog then yes, your dog is affected. Brachycephalic dogs have been bred to have a shortening of the nose and face to create that cute look that we...

Having a Pet Friendly Valentine’s Day Valentine's day is one of the most romantic days of the year. It doesn’t matter if you’re single, taken or somewhere in between, Valentine’s Day can be a great day to spend with your pets, too! You may be surprised...

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...

So you’ve decided to buy a new puppy. This may well be the best (worst for your furniture!) decision you’ve made. Bringing up a puppy can be a very challenging, but often rewarding venture. There is a lot to think about before buying a puppy though,...