Resources to help you care for your pet
Pre-anaesthetic blood tests are a way to further minimise and manage risks involved with anaesthesia
What should I do when my pet arrives home after its operation?
Getting your pet ready for surgery is a simple process but can still be daunting for many owners. Here are some simple tips to ensure your pet is ready for their day at the clinic.
Whether it's dealing with you pet pre-operation, post-operation or understanding common issues faced by pet owners, we've produced a wide range of guides and info-sheets to help you look after your animals.
Heartworm use to be a disease only found in the northern states. As weather patterns have changed, we have seen heartworm cases spread all down the east coast over the past few years. Recent tests have shown positive tests in fox populations as close as Glenoroura and Puckapunyal (recent tests show 7% of the fox population is thought to be infected with heartworm).
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), also known as feline AIDS, is often overlooked when it comes to the ongoing health of cats. However, we have diagnosed quite a few local cats with the disease and recent studies show the infection rates are between 14% and 29% in Australian cats.
Flea treatment and prevention is important in both warmer and colder months. In summer the warmer weather is perfect for flea populations to explode. In winter, when we have out heaters turned on, we create the perfect breeding nest for fleas inside. The best way to ensure your pets are free of fleas is to provide continual protection year round.
Our pets age faster than we do – most animals are considered ‘senior’ by age seven and giant breed dogs by age five. We need to be aware of the health issues older pets may face to keep them healthy and happy for as long as possible.
Pet insurance is a lot more affordable than it used to be, as the number of available plans increases. With prices now more reasonable, pet insurance is becoming a good way to avoid unexpected vet bills.
Part of being a cutting edge veterinary practice is documenting our procedures to help others around the world learn from our practice and save the lives of other pets.
Warning: Some of the content in this section of our site is surgical in nature