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
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
Here are a few main reasons that pets may itch: Fleas: Its pretty hard to keep your pets from going outside when the weather is nice, but once outside there is no stopping those fleas looking for a quick blood meal on your pet. Pets pick up fleas virtually anywhere. Once your pet has fleas, … Continue reading Springtime Pet Hazards
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!
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
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
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
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
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?