Cats get arthritis too…

As we head into the cooler weather, we all become more aware of stiff or sore joints. Dogs tell us when things hurt. They limp, they are slow to get up and they don’t want to run around as much. Our feline friends are much better at hiding these signs.

Is it time to re-think pet insurance?

Many people have mixed opinions or experiences around pet insurance. Like all things, some are overwhelmingly positive, and others are terrible.

Help, my dog’s torn their ACL…

The common football injury of a torn anterior cruciate ligament accounts for ~ 20% of all lameness injury in dogs.

Be wary of rooms and stools

Recent rains combined and the change in the seasons has started the growth of mushrooms in our environment. Many varieties can be toxic if ingested, causing severe disease and even death for both pets and humans.

Your dog ate whaaat?

Dogs are special creatures when it comes to putting things in their mouths; the things they choose to chew on and swallow will never cease to amaze me.

Toilet trouble?

Cats are particularly sensitive beings when it comes to their litter tray, with conditions that can affect their ability to urinate normally. There are a variety of reasons for this, but the main ones are poorly formulated dry biscuits and stress.

How many feline friends do you have?

As pet ownership is on the rise and many of us are finding companionship and love in our animal friends, multi-pet households are increasing.

Sheep or goats are the new pets

Pet ownership in Australia is common, and while we generally think of a gorgeous tabby cat or a bouncing Labrador, here in the Barossa and Mid North we are seeing a new kind of pet.

What’s all the fuss about ticks?

Our eastern state family and friends are (hopefully) well versed in the dangers that ticks can present to our domestic pets as the deadly paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus) can be found along the eastern seaboard.

Grass seeds – your pets worst enemy

They come in all shapes and sizes, but once they head in, they rarely come out! I am talking about grass seeds.

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