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Kidney disease can be thirsty work

Kidney disease can be thirsty work

If your pet is thirstier than usual it could be a sign of kidney disease. The increase in thirst may only be subtle but if you find yourself filling up the water bowl more regularly or even notice your pet drinking from the shower recess, you should arrange a check-up...

Itchy and scratchy

Itchy and scratchy

You don’t need us to tell you that an episode of itchy and scratchy can be extremely frustrating for your pet. If the cycle of itch, scratch, rub and lick it continues, it can leave your pet feeling uncomfortable, frustrated and downright miserable. Not to mention the...

Dental disease really stinks!

Dental disease really stinks!

There's no doubt about it when it comes to dental disease it can really stink! But don’t be tempted to simply turn your head away as bad breath can be a sign that your pet is suffering from dental disease, a sneaky condition that likes to creep up on your pet. As the...

Is your pet overweight?

Is your pet overweight?

When it comes to your pet, you might think that carrying a few extra kilos isn't a big deal. Unfortunately, overweight pets are at an increased risk of developing a host of diseases such as: arthritis, heart disease, respiratory disorders and diabetes.
Happy and healthy senior pets

Happy and healthy senior pets

Senior pets are special. They are loyal and loving and in most cases, will have been through a number of major life events with you. The senior years can creep up on our furry friends and most people aren’t even aware that dogs and cats are classified as senior when...

Are you arthritis aware?

Are you arthritis aware?

Our pets are more likely to feel the effects of arthritis during the colder weather so as winter approaches, now is a good time for an arthritis check with us. Most of the signs of arthritis are subtle and you may not even realise your pet is in pain. Arthritis is...

Unhappy hormones

Unhappy hormones

An endocrine disease is caused by an upset in the normal balance or regulation of hormones. These diseases are not uncommon in dogs and cats and the unhappy hormones lead to a range of problems that can greatly affect your pet's quality of life. Endocrine diseases...

Why heartworm prevention is so important

Why heartworm prevention is so important

How many pesky mosquitoes have you seen this summer? Here's some food for thought: wherever there are mosquitoes, there is the risk of heartworm disease for your pet! Heartworm is a dangerous worm, and when an infected mosquito feeds on your pet's blood, the heartworm...

Happy and healthy ears

Happy and healthy ears

Summer is a great time to take your dog swimming but did you know that an innocent dip can lead to an ear infection for your dog? We like to think of your dog's ear as its own 'mini-environment'. This environment can be easily disrupted and swimming is a common way...

Flat-faced dogs can’t stand the heat

Flat-faced dogs can’t stand the heat

It's time to crank the air-conditioning for flat-faced dogs such as the Pug, French Bulldog and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These dogs (known as Brachycephalic breeds) are not very well designed for our hot summer months and are very susceptible to heat...

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