Boarding Vaccinations

Is your pet boarding this Christmas holidays?  Check that vaccinations and heartworm injections are up to date now. If your cat or dog are due for boosters before boarding come in and see us during November.  Immunity will be high in time for Christmas. Consultations are hard to book close to Christmas so come in soon.

Chester’s week

  Chester has had a big week!  On Saturday he suddenly gagged and choked.  By Monday he developed a nasty cough and his carers rushed him into us.  We thought we could feel or hear a fluttering in his chest but the Xrays were difficult to interpret.  Some oxygen and antibiotics made him comfortable and he ...

Geriatric Vestibular disease

Dogs with Geriatric Vestibular Disease have a head tilt, walk in circles, fall to one side, appear disoriented and are reluctant to stand up. Some also have flicking eye movements, known as nystagmus. Many dogs feel nauseous and vomit. Geriatric Vestibular Disease often develops suddenly and without warning in old, medium to large breeds of dogs. ...

Heart murmurs

Heart murmurs are quite common in older dogs, especially in small breeds.  They are due to problems with the valves between the chambers of the heart. When we first hear a heart murmur at the annual checkup there may be no obvious signs of heart disease. Many dogs with a heart murmur will continue to lead ...

Snake season

Snakes are up and about again after their long sleep.  Binka is in hospital on a drip after a close encounter of the reptilian kind.  She has been paralysed for 2 days.  Today she lifted her head and meowed a greeting when her owner came to visit.  We hope she will be home by the ...

Loss of a Pet

Katrina Warren has created a site for people who have lost a pet or have old or ill pets.  If you are grieving the loss of your pet or agonising over a decision to end your pet's life then you may find help and information on this site. She encourages people to share their stories and ...

Tick season on again

We have had our first tick paralysis cases for the season already.  Signs of weakness and slobbering don't show up until a few days after the ticks attach. Pets are often back in Canberra before owners notice something is wrong. If you are off to the coast with your pets apply tick preventative BEFORE you go.  ...