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Arthritis in your pets

Winter is here! For many Australians living with arthritis this brings with it the aches and pains associated with the colder weather.  What many people are not aware of is that pets can suffer from arthritis too. Arthritis is a joint disease that can affect any age, breed, sex, or size of dog and cat.…
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Prevention, always better than cure

An annual health check is the best way to stay on top of your animal’s health and wellbeing.  A check-up goes far beyond their “annual needles” – a thorough examination by a veterinarian may be able to detect emerging problems early, or assess ongoing health concerns to ensure your pet receives the best possible care.…
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New canine parvovirus in Australia. But don’t panic!

Researchers in Adelaide have recently reported the detection of a new type of canine parvovirus. Although this virus is new to Australia, it has been present in many overseas countries since 2000, and is very closely related to parvoviruses that have been present in Australia for the past 40 years. Experience from other countries that have…
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Growing up with pets – aiding your child’s development

When chosen carefully, pets are a wonderful addition to any home and provide many well documented health benefits to adults and children alike. But did you know pet ownership can help your child’s development? Pets are a great way to teach children responsibility. Even very young children can help out with feeding or refreshing a…
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