Tag Archives: dogs

Desexing: Can it wait?

  Surgical desexing is a responsible way you can help reduce pet overpopulation and unwanted pregnancies. Traditionally, desexing is undertaken from about 6 months of age. During these COVID-19 times, it is important that we reduce our interpersonal contact as much as possible, and avoid all unnecessary errands outside of our homes. In addition, as…
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Vaccinations: Is it okay to delay?

In these COVID-19 times, we are mindful that it’s important we reduce our interpersonal contact as much as possible, and avoid all unnecessary errands outside of our homes. Vaccination of our pets is necessary - it is the best and cheapest protection we can provide against fatal diseases like parvovirus, distemper and viral hepatitis. However,…
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Is your furry friend protected against Leptospirosis?

The recent outbreak of the traditionally “rare” infection in the inner west of Sydney has left many owners concerned for their dog’s safety. Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection which can result in vague signs of fever, vomiting, dehydration, loss of appetite and bloody stool or progress to kidney and liver disease and sadly sometimes death!…
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Arthritis in dogs

As they get older, our furry friends can start to develop mobility issues, much like humans. Arthritis is a common joint condition where the surfaces within the joint start to break down and grind on each other. It can cause pain and stiffness in our pets and can make it harder for them to partake…
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