Does he need to go on a diet?

Obesity is one of the most common diseases affecting pets in western society. In Australia studies report that between 20% and 45% of the dog and cat population are clinically obese. Many illnesses are related to obesity including arthritis, heart disease, liver disease, diabetes and cancer that unfortunately compromise the pet’s enjoyment and length of life.

New Budgie or Cockatiel

This is always fun and exciting, but there can be confusing decisions to make. Do I get a boy or a girl, hand raised or aviary bird or a very young or more mature bird? Here is some information to help you choose. Budgerigars generally live about 8-10 years, but can live to 15 years. Cockatiels live ....

Courteous cats

Cats are often thought of as independent or aloof. Rudyard Kipling so famously described “the ‘cat who walked by himself”. But the truth is that while cat’s can be very self-sufficient animals many of them are actually very social and love company. Early training can teach you kitten to enjoy human company and just as you can always teach an old dog new tricks, so too can you teach an old cat new tricks! To help your kitten become a happy...

Feline AIDS – Is your cat protected

In Australia it is reported that between 14% and 29% of cats are positive for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV). FIV is spread from cat to cat through bite wounds. Spring is the time where cats venture out and are more likely to get into trouble.

Tooth brushing in dogs and cats

Pets can’t brush their teeth, but just like people, dogs and cats are at risk for dental problems that can cause pain and serious health issues. Your pet is counting on you for dental care to stay healthy and happy.

Beware of snakes

With the arrival of spring, snakes are posing a greater threat to pets as the warmer weather and dryer conditions put an end to their winter hibernation. Snakes are beautiful, peaceful creatures....they are only dangerous if scared...like the rest of us!

Dog Vaccinations Annual or Three Yearly

Once a year you come in to the vet with your dog and they have their annual vaccinations. It’s usual routine, right? Well, as we learn more and more about our pets and as veterinary science advances some of our routines need to change. This is all part of the science of...