Category Archives: Veterinary hospital

Canine ear infections

Some dogs are prone to ear infections, which are uncomfortable and even painful. Some common signs of an ear infection are head shaking, head tilting, ear scratching, redness, discharge from the ears, bad odour and swelling. Dog breeds that have hairy ear canals, droopy ears, or have narrow ear canals are predisposed to ear infections,…
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Caring for your senior cat

Health problems can strike any cat at any age however it is particularly important to be vigilant with cats that are eight years or older, as senior cats are prone to particular health issues, including: Overactive thyroid glands Located in the neck, the thyroid controls many things including heart rate, mental alertness and calorie consume…
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Anaesthesia and older pets

Many owners worry about their older pets having to undergo general anaesthesia. Meet Sophie and her son, Cuddles. Sophie is nearly 16 years old and Cuddles is 13! Both mother and son needed some dental work but obviously their owner was worried about how they would cope with a general anaesthetic. There was a further…
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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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