Wahroonga
cat stress
29
Mar

Is your cat stressed? Check out these tips to see

Just like you and me, our family pets can get stressed. Including our cool friends, the cat. Cats and kittens can have stress for a variety of reasons. Some can be stressed due to experiences in shelters. They may have biological and temperament sensitivities. Perhaps it’s...
pets in apartments
29
Mar

Pets in apartments: How to make sure everyone is happy

Pets in apartments – it’s not such an alien concept these days. As Sydney house prices increase, more people are thinking about units, townhouses and apartments. In Wahroonga and the Kur-ring-gai area, while houses still dominate, smaller types of housing are becoming...
cat stress
02
Mar

How cat stress can influence feline health and what to do about it

Cat stress involves a lot of the body on a physiological, emotional and mental level. When cats are stressed, their heart rate increases, blood flows quicker and their breathing changes. Digestion and consumption changes can result. Blood pressure increases. The immune system can...
02
Mar

What to do with your pets when there is a bushfire

One of the wonderful parts of Wahroonga and the Ku-Ring-Gai area is it’s wonderfully leafy. The downside of course is that bushfires are a real risk. We’ve covered what to do with your family pets in a natural disaster style situation previously. At all times, if you and/or your...
pet theft
02
Mar

How to protect your pet against pet theft

Pet theft might not seem like a huge issue, but if figures from the UK are anything to go by, it’s a growing concern. Pet theft in the UK has risen 33% with dogs alone rising from 1,333 in 2014 to 1,797 in 2015. Pet theft can occur for a variety of reasons. Popular breeds are...
rescue pet tips
20
Dec

How to make a new rescue pet feel welcome

Considering a new pet? A rescue pet may make a wonderful addition to the family. That’s why we actively foster kittens at Fox Valley Animal Hospital and work with countless rescue organisations and individuals to give them the best start in life. Making a new home for any pet is...
20
Dec

Giving Australian pets the best possible summer holiday experience

Australian pets are especially lucky to have use around for the summer season. Between public holidays and school holidays, it can be a great time for family pets to truly enjoy family life. At Fox Valley Animal Hospital, we love seeing the new Australian pets that summer brings....
local Wahroonga vet clinic
20
Dec

6 ways you can prevent injury in your family pets

While our local Wahroonga vet clinic sees a lot of action from old age, general medical complaints, genetics and illness, we also see our fair share of accidents and injuries as well. Treating accidents and injuries in pets often means healing broken bones, treating damage to...
cat health tips
20
Dec

Cat health tips: Give your cat an end of year health review  

Looking for some great cat health tips? You’ve come to the right place. Cat health doesn’t only come down to the veterinary healthcare professionals. Owners need to play a part in maintaining at home as well. So, what can you do to improve the health of your feline friend? Check...
wind phobia in dogs
20
Dec

Dealing with wind sensitivity and wind phobia in dogs

Wind phobia is a real thing your dog may have to contend with. Just like humans, dogs and cats can have phobias. They can develop through unpleasant interactions with items. Or they can be something that comes from within. Common fears that dog owners come across are things like...