Wow! What a mad year 2020 has been. We are so very humbled and grateful for enduring 2020 with huge thanks to YOU, our beloved clients. Your love of all creatures great and small has got us through dark and difficult times. VetLove is more in love with our patients, clients and staff than ever, … Continue reading Thank you from your VetLove team
There is plenty our pets could get stressed about in the coming months. Tropical summer storms, new routines due to COVID-19, separation anxiety, and the arrival of a new pet or baby, can all provide inconsistent levels of anxiety if left unchecked. What causes dog anxiety? Separation Fear Ageing Change of routine What are the … Continue reading Stress Less!
According to Floyd Dewhirst, a bacterial geneticist at the Forsyth Institute and Professor of Oral Medicine at Harvard University, it is ok if your immune system is strong and you do not have any wounds on your face or mouth that would let bacteria into your bloodstream. Dewhirst and his colleagues have identified around 400 … Continue reading Is it safe to let your pet lick you?
Warning: Large bones can break teeth, so always supervise your dog when eating raw bones. Dogs and bones seem a natural pairing. Unfortunately, some bones present health and safety hazards for your dogs. Cats, on the other hand, are delicate creatures and take time to eat their food, so we rarely see cats with health … Continue reading The facts about giving bones
Over 80 per cent of dogs and 70 per cent of cats will have dental disease by the age of three. The reality is, most of us do not have time to brush our pet’s teeth or in some cases we may be feeding them the wrong diet. We know that we should, but daily … Continue reading Kiss bad breath goodbye!
Princess, a retired seven-and-a-half-year-old racing greyhound, came into VetLove Southside recently with a severe fractured leg. This was Princess’s second fractured leg; her first was when she was racing and only two years old, after which she retired from racing. Princess was happily playing on her seven-acre block of land when her owner, who coincidentally … Continue reading Triple whammy for Princess the greyhound
Jessie is a gorgeous 13-year-old mini Groodle. Her lovely owner found her one afternoon vomiting in the back yard and noticed she had a very bloated stomach. Jessie was immediately brought to our Nobby Beach clinic to visit Dr Ali. After a full examination and some important blood tests and X-rays, it was confirmed that Jessie had … Continue reading Meet Jessie
There must be something in the air! This month VetLove Jimboomba has surgically assisted four caesarean births. Most caesarean sections in dogs are unplanned. The female dog has often been in labour for several hours, and is likely to be distressed, dehydrated and in some cases in shock. Once admitted for a C-section, the abdomen … Continue reading It’s raining dogs
Midnight is a gorgeous little 12-week-old kitten, who used up one of his nine lives when he jumped/fell from a high kitchen cupboard. Midnight was presented at the clinic for an examination with Dr Julie and was admitted to hospital for pain relief and X-rays. The X-rays confirmed a fracture (pictured) high on the femoral … Continue reading Meet Midnight: Not all kittens are superheroes
PC is a free-roaming peacock (male) – peafowl (female) – scientific name Afropavo/Pavo – who turned up at one of his daily residences for a visit, with a very sore foot. After a slight challenge restraining him in the gentlest way, we finally managed to X-ray his foot, which showed a distinctive fracture to the … Continue reading Meet PC – The Peacock