Pets and Chocolate: The Dangers of Theobromine

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Pets and Chocolate What are the Dangers of Chocolates in Pets? From Valentines day and Easter to a sneaky block before bed, It’s no doubt that we all have a love for chocolate! However, you won’t be doing your pet any favours by offering them this sweet treat. Unfortunately, chocolate in all forms is poisonous […]

Hypertension In Cats

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Hypertension In Cats What Is Hypertension In Cats? Hypertension in cats is a common disease seen in veterinary practice. Hypertension is the technical term for a condition in which a cat’s blood pressure is higher than normal, safe levels. As cats age, they have an increased risk of developing hypertension (primary hypertension). Additionally, hypertension in […]

Hip Dysplasia In Dogs: Symptoms and Treatment

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Hip Dysplasia in Dogs: Symptoms and Treatment What is Hip Dysplasia? Hip dysplasia in dogs is a deformity of the hip joint that occurs during your dog’s growth period and results in an instable or loose fitting (joint laxity) hip joint. Many large dog breed owners are very aware of it, but the fact is […]

Diarrhea in Dogs and Cats

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Diarrhea in Dogs and Cats One of the hardest things about the relationship with our furry friends is that they can’t tell us when they’re not feeling well! Diarrhea is one of the most common problems that bring both dogs and cats to the vet. Diarrhea is both dogs and cats can be associated with […]

Otitis – Ear Infection in Dogs & Cats

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Otitis – Ear Infection in Dogs & Cats What is Otitis Externa? The external ear canals of most dogs and cats harbor small numbers of harmless microorganisms. These organisms may cause disease if the environment of the ear Otitis Externa refers to an infection of the external ear canal that is, the area between the ear canal entries through to your pet’s […]

Dogs with Anxiety Symptoms

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Dogs with Anxiety Symptoms Signs, Symptoms and How to Treat Dog Anxiety One of the hardest things about the relationship with our furry friends is that they can’t tell us when something is up! Dogs with Anxiety Symptoms: Does your dog have difficulty settling? Is their tail almost always between their legs? Do they avoid […]

How To Get Rid Of Fleas In Dogs

How To Get Rid Of Fleas In Dogs

How To Get Rid Of Fleas In Dogs Has Your Dog Been Battling With Fleas? Having trouble with fleas and wondering how to get rid of fleas in dogs? Fleas have a complex, four-stage life cycle. If you want to get rid of fleas and prevent them from coming back, you need to resolve several […]

How To Stop Your Cat From Spraying

How To Stop Your Cat From Spraying Has Your Cat Been Spraying? Cats are meticulous animals and are usually limited to a litter tray or garden. The scent of cat urine in the house or the finding of feces in the corner of the room might be alarming. Illness, being stuck in a room, or […]

TICKS, FLEAS & WORMS, ARE YOUR PETS PROTECTED?

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Throughout spring and summer ticks, fleas and parasites are in full bloom and are looking for a place to thrive.  While year-round prevention is important, during the warmer months we need to be particularly vigilant with our pets’ preventative care. Parasites spend their time living on or inside our pets resulting in damage to our […]

Tick Bites In Cats: Everything You Need To Know

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Tick bites in cats are a reality for Australians across the nation. With the onset of Spring comes the onset of the Tick Season in Brisbane. The Paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclis) is unique to the east coast of Australia. While some ticks have a different effect on the health of cats, certain ticks such as […]