When Harry’s Home Alone – managing separation anxiety

One would have thought that Harry, the adolescent Cocker spaniel had all he could want to be happy with life. His loving owner, Jill walked him twice a day, a definite highlight for Harry who exuberantly greeted every person and dog he saw. He enjoyed mental enrichment through fun training for treats daily and went ...

A day in the life of: dental patient Jack

Jack’s Dental Procedure Jack came in for his medication review and senior cat check-up.  At this check-up we noticed that he had tartar build up on his teeth so Jack’s owner booked him in for a dental procedure. This is the before photo of showing the tartar build up on Jack’s teeth. Once Jack was anaesthetised we we’re ...

Why fat sucks! Pancreatitis – what it is and what you can do to minimize the risk to your pet

What is pancreatitis? Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is part of the endocrine and digestive system that is integral for the digestion of food. One of the functions of the pancreas is to produce enzymes which enable food to be digested. When the pancreas is inflamed (pancreatitis), the flow of enzymes into the digestive ...

What happens when my pet comes in for a Dental Procedure?

So you've brought your pet in for a check up and your Vet has let you know that your pet needs to have a Dental Procedure. You're probably wondering what your pets Dental Procedure will entail..   The night before: The night before the dental procedure your pet can have his/her normal dinner but no food is to ...

Get off on the right paw with your new puppy!

So, you have an adorable new addition to your family. Here are some tips to help you raise a happy-go-lucky canine citizen. Early positive socialisation is vital Early and appropriate socialisation is key. This is the time puppies learn to accept the myriad of objects and creatures, including humans in their world. Missing out on positive exposure ...

What can I do at home to help keep my pet’s teeth clean?

There are many preventative dental care routines to choose from. Our staff are happy to run through the various routines and then help you formulate the best plan for your pet. Brushing teeth Toothbrushes are very effective at keeping teeth clean in compliant pets. They are the gold standard care option. You can use a special pet ...

Easter is coming!

Easter is nearly upon us. With it, there might be an influx of chocolate into your household. Please ensure that your pet puppy doesn't purloin your chocolate presents! They can become very sick, not only from chocolate toxicity (from theobromine in the chocolate), but also potentially pancreatitis (from the rest of what's in chocolate - ...