Category Archives: Pet Health Tips

Storm season is here

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

Book your heartworm test today

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

Pet care tips during hot weather

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 on your pets should not be ignored

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

Dusty – sultana/grape toxicity

Dusty is a gorgeous, energetic, but mischievous five-month-old Kelpie puppy. Dusty is like most puppies her age, constantly exploring her environment and getting into things she shouldn’t. Unfortunately, this time Dusty decided to raid the pantry and managed to eat around 200-300g of sultanas. Although sultanas are a healthy snack for humans, did you know … Continue reading Dusty – sultana/grape toxicity

Tick season is upon us!

IXODES holocyclus, or the paralysis tick, is found along the East Coast of Australia. With the onset of the warmer weather, we are starting to see tick paralysis cases early this year. Their natural hosts are Australian mammals, such as bandicoots, possums and wombats, which are immune to their toxin. Unfortunately, domestic pets are not. … Continue reading Tick season is upon us!

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