Wahroonga
senior dog
02
Jul

Signs of ageing and special health needs in your senior pet

A senior dog is an excuse to payback all the wonderful things they have given you over the years. Think of all those waggly-tailed welcomes, snuggles on a cold day and times when your dog knew when you needed some fur-therapy. Old age for your dog means changes to most facets of...
dog health
01
Jun

Dog health: 5 supporting services to enrich the life of your dog

Dog health is a multi-faceted subject and it doesn’t begin and end with quality vet care. Gone are the days where we pop Fido out the back on a chain or all alone for a day. We’ve come to understand that our relationship with dogs is so much richer and that our canine...
feline pregnancy
01
Jun

What to do with a pregnant cat to ensure a healthy feline pregnancy

There are pretty much only two reactions we see at our vet hospital to the idea of a feline pregnancy – one of joy from a breeder or one of worry from a concerned pet owner or citizen. Unwanted kittens are problematic in our society. They cause people to freak out and even the...
rabbit illnesses
27
Apr

How to spot common rabbit illnesses in your pet bunny’s skin

Ensuring you can spot common rabbit illnesses is a little tougher than the average cat or dog relationship. This is partly because rabbit healthcare isn’t covered quite as much as our feline and canine friends. And because pet bunnies are amazingly good at masking symptoms....
pet health mental stimulation
24
Apr

Maintaining pet health: Mental stimulation matters to your family pet

When we think of pet health, we think of dog walks or cat gymnasiums, hamster wheels and the physical equipment that get a body moving. Pet exercise for the body is incredibly important. Like humans, your pets can fall foul of obesity, heart issues and even increase their risk of...
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...