Its grape season now and what many pet owners don’t realise is grapes, sultanas and raisins can be toxic to our pets, as well as chocolate, artificial sweeteners (found is specific foods), onions and garlic. If your pet has ingested these items its best to contact your vet immediately. Lack of awareness, plus the fact … Continue reading Grape toxicity
Does your animal get super nervous during a storm? Storm phobia or anxiety is a very common problem, particularly in dogs. Phobias are an exaggerated irrational response to something that is often not dangerous. Storm phobias are often initially triggered by loud thunder. Affected animals become sensitised and start reacting to earlier signs that predict … Continue reading Storm season is here
At Vetlove, we recommend all dogs in their local area that have not been on any regular heartworm prevention be tested for heartworm. If your dog has not been on regular prevention, has missed a few months or you are unsure, it is best to have your dog tested before starting or recommencing any heartworm … Continue reading Book your heartworm test today
We know it’s summertime and all you want to do is have fun and play in the sun, but please spare a thought for your pet friends, as heat stress can be fatal. The best way to deal with heat stroke is to prevent it. Keeping your pets cool and comfortable on a hot day … Continue reading Pet care tips during hot weather
Lumps and bumps are a very common occurrence in pets both young and old, but especially in our ageing animals. It’s a serious matter, because one third of all tumours found in our pets are found on the skin. A simple, regular check of your pet’s body once a week may save his/her life. A tip is to … Continue reading Lumps and bumps on your pets should not be ignored
We all love our pets to be part of Christmas celebrations, but we need to be extra careful during this time as there are so many unknown dangers. Christmas week is a busy time for tummy upsets at our VetLove clinics. Fatty, rich food like ham offcuts, ham bones, trimmed steak and sausages left over … Continue reading ’Tis the season to be careful!
Here’s some travel tips to make your pet’s journey a little safer. If your pet hasn’t visited the vet lately, it might be a good time to have a check-up before they travel. If flying interstate, your pet must be medically fit to travel and be older than eight weeks and fully weaned from mum. … Continue reading Are you travelling with your pet this holiday season?
Ensuring you know what healthy skin looks like versus common canine skin irritations and diseases is important for your pet’s health and your sleep. Some skin problems can be sign of an underlying issue an infection or chronic irritation. What’s that noise in the night you say? Is it the sound of summer? No, its … Continue reading It’s the scratchy season
Layla is a gorgeous 7-year-old Newfoundland who was bought into our Ashgrove clinic by her owner to see Dr Caitlin Bromley. Layla’s owner had noticed an unusual lump underneath her neck about half the size of tennis ball. Dr.Caitlin collected a fluid sample from the lump using a fine needle and found there was some … Continue reading A Saliva Gland Causes Lump On Layla’s Neck