Pet Care Tips

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...

Humans have always been social beings. We crave companionship, love, and affection, not just of other humans, but of animals as well. We have domesticated animals and have depended upon them for various purposes over thousands of years. While initially, humans depended upon their domesticated...

If your pet is itchy, and they are up to date with their good quality flea control and don't have gastrointestinal symptoms regularly, it is safe to say that their immune systems are being triggered by something in the environment - or that they are...

While often thought of as ‘low-maintenance’ pets, rabbits generally are easy to look after, however, vaccinating them is one of those really important parts of their healthcare to make sure they stay healthy  A virus belonging to the ‘calicivirus’ family is circulating around most cities and suburbs...

It’s a new world and the veterinary clinic has responded With the changing world, the family veterinary clinic has also changed, almost in every way for the better At Southern Cross, we think it’s important, however, for your pet’s doctor to be familiar with their history and...

French bulldogs are quickly gaining in popularity all over the world. Their quirky and playful personality make them an ideal pet to keep the children entertained, and their comparatively high level of awareness makes them excellent watchdogs as well. These are some of the reasons...

How much does cruciate ligament dog surgery cost? Well, that depends on a lot of different factors, but the average of cruciate ligament surgery cost for a dog in Australia is $4,000 - $7,000. Cruciate damage is one of the most common orthopaedic injuries in dogs and...

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...

Considering pet insurance? Here, with Pet Insurance Australia’s help, we take a look at the important aspects to consider before signing up. How does age affect my pet insurance? The age of your pet may determine the type of insurance you are eligible for. Many pet insurance...

Southern Cross Vet is Dr Sam's brainchild and was born out of a belief that there was space in the industry for a true family-owned, family-feel clinic that focuses on bringing state of the art technology and thinking to solve the usual medical issues. We are...