Category Archives: Pet Health Tips

National Desexing Campaign

If you have not already done so, now is a good time to get your pet desexed. Or, if you know someone who has just adopted a new pet that will need desexing soon, they have until 31 August to receive some great discounts. VetLove is supporting the RSPCA’s Operation Wanted campaign and encouraging the … Continue reading National Desexing Campaign

Pets Get Diabetes Too! National Diabetes week – 14-20 July

Puggy, a long-haired Persian cat, came into one of our VetLove clinics because his owner had noticed that he wasn’t eating well and had vomited a couple of times over a couple days. He had also been losing weight. Upon further examination, Puggy’s owner mentioned that he may have been drinking and urinating more than … Continue reading Pets Get Diabetes Too! National Diabetes week – 14-20 July

Why winter grooming is important for your pet

With the chill of winter still in the air, you may be tempted to think that you’re doing your pet a favour by holding off on his or her grooming until spring. But grooming is just as important during the winter months as it is throughout the warm days of summer. During the winter months, … Continue reading Why winter grooming is important for your pet

PARVO VIRUS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN THE NORTHERN RIVERS AREA

COMMUNITY ALERT What is Parvovirus? Canine Parvovirus (CPV) or the common name ‘Parvo’ is highly contagious and resistant virus that manifests itself in two different forms. An intestinal form which attacks the gastrointestinal system and a cardiac form which attacks the heart muscles. CPV is one of the most dangerous infections dogs are exposed to, … Continue reading PARVO VIRUS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED IN THE NORTHERN RIVERS AREA

Chocolate is not the only poisonous human food to our pets?

Each year we warn our clients about the deadly affects that chocolate can have on our pets. But it is not the only human food that can be very dangerous. Onions, garlic, macadamia nuts, raisins, grapes and even avocados are other everyday food items that are harmless to people but should not be included in … Continue reading Chocolate is not the only poisonous human food to our pets?

Cats & Dogs Get Mammary Cancer Too!

Lumps and bumps are a very common occurrence for both young and old, but especially in our aging pets. 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 … Continue reading Cats & Dogs Get Mammary Cancer Too!

What Causes Smelly Breath In Our Cats And Dogs?

The reality is, our pets just don’t brush their teeth like we do or they stole stole the cats fish flavoured food and there is no excuse for “doggie breath.” This awful and sometimes offensive odour can occur for multiple reasons. Bad breath in our pets can be a warning sign of oral and dental … Continue reading What Causes Smelly Breath In Our Cats And Dogs?

How Do You Make The Bad Breath Go Away?

The best way to make that smelly breath go away is to see your VetLove veterinarian, so they can identify the underlying cause of the smell. For example, if the cause is from a tooth abscess or gum disease, then a dental clean is the best option to help eliminate the bad breath. If the … Continue reading How Do You Make The Bad Breath Go Away?