Pet Care Tips

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. Cruciate damage is one of the most common orthopaedic injuries in dogs and it’s not something that you can just ignore. However, not every injury or dog is...

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...

It’s hard to believe that it was a year ago that Sydney’s dog owner population was bracing itself as we worked hard to contain the outbreak of the bacteria – ‘lepto’ that could infect our pets and make us very sick too. Through a concerted,...

New COVID policies at Southern Cross Vet We would like to appeal to all our clients to, please, respect our COVID policies and abide by them. These policies are designed to make sure we stay open throughout the pandemic to look after your pets but above all,...

Desexing is a veritable ‘right of passage’ for almost every dog and cat that has life-improving benefits. Desexing dogs reduces their behavioural problems like aggression and escaping from the house, unwanted pregnancies, lengthens lifespan generally and reduces the risk of many cancers including those of...