Pet Care Tips

Whether you have a cat or a dog, grooming is an important part of maintaining your pet’s physical appearance and overall wellbeing for a number of reasons. While they groom themselves, they can’t always get to those hard to reach places. Pets with hairy faces tend to...

Finding rental places with pets can be a real challenge. Owning property in Sydney is an impossible dream for many people, forcing them (and their furry friends!) to search for rental options. Unfortunately, the struggle to find pet friendly housing leads to the surrender and...

Signs of An Ear Infection Head rubbing dog has itchy ears Red and smelly ears Black or yellow discharge coming from ears Tilting of the head Deafness Reluctance to be touched around the ear or head Unusual swelling/s on the pinna (external cartilage) of the...

Daschunds (sometimes known as sausage dogs or dackels) are one of the most instantly recognisable dog breeds in the world. They have been made famous by Disney, social media and well-known enthusiasts such as Peter Alexander. But while everyone is quick to comment on how adorable...

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...

There are around 70 species of ticks in Australia. Of these many ticks, you have probably heard of Ixodes holocyclus, or the paralysis tick. Preventative medicine has thankfully come a long way in the last decade and we are lucky enough to have access to fantastic...

So close, yet so far. How we almost eradicated feline panleukopaenia virus. Feline panleukopenia virus, also known as feline enteritis, is a deadly viral infection of cats that was first discovered more than 100 years ago. As pet owners started to religiously vaccinate their kittens...

Selecting  guinea pigs Guinea pigs are highly social animals and are best kept in groups of at least 2 piggies. Pick active, inquisitive guinea pigs that are roaming around their enclosure. The eyes of the guinea pigs should be clear and free of discharge, and the...

How to Microchip your Dog or Cat   What is a microchip and how does it work? A microchip is a small device that provides electronic identification of your pet when detected by a special scanner. Each chip has a unique number linked to the NSW Companion Animals...

We insure our homes, our cars, our phones, ourselves…but why don’t we all insure our pets? Yes, pet insurance is becoming increasingly common however most pets are still uninsured.   Why should I insure my pets? Veterinary medicine and animal care have advanced considerably in the last decade;...