What Can Ultrasounds Tell Us About Our Pets?

As a pet owner, it's important that you understand the procedures and tests your vet might suggest for your pet — particularly ultrasound imaging. The blog post explores the conditions that can be diagnosed using pet ultrasounds. 1. Heart Disease  One common condition vets diagnose with ultrasounds is heart disease. This includes any type of issue related to the heart, such as an enlarged heart, irregular heartbeat and fluid buildup around the heart. Read More 

Health Problems That Can Be Identified When Training Your Puppy

A new puppy brings a lot of love and fun into your home, but it's also a lot of work to make sure your puppy is properly trained and socialised. You'll work quite intensively with your puppy both in a puppy training class and at home, and training can take several months. While training your puppy, you'll also be getting to know them, and the training period can highlight potential health problems that may need to be investigated by a vet. Read More 

2 Dog Grooming Tips for Beginners

Dogs are a part of the family for many people, and just like with humans, proper grooming is an important way of keeping them looking their best. This blog post discusses five tips for keeping your dog groomed properly. If you are a new dog owner, these tips will help you keep your furry friend looking good! 1. Brush your dog's coat regularly to remove any loose hair and debris Read More 

Three Canine Pet Vaccination Myths You Must Ignore

Vaccinations are an essential way of protecting your pets from many nasty diseases. parvovirus, for example, affects an estimated 20,000 dogs in Australia each year. Parvovirus is potentially fatal, but the disease is avoidable through vaccination. Unfortunately, despite knowing the importance of pet vaccines, several myths continue to float around, contradicting vet recommendations. As a new pet owner, here are three common vaccination myths that you must ignore to ensure your pet's long-term wellbeing. Read More 

Critical Questions to Ask a Veterinary Surgeon Before Pet Desexing

Have you heard about pet desexing? Do you know what it means and entails? While some pet owners in Australia understand what desexing means, most are clueless. Notably, pet desexing is a surgical procedure performed on cats, dogs and pocket pets such as guinea pigs. The primary purpose of pet desexing is to remove the uterus and ovaries of female pets (spaying) and testicles in male pets (castration). Pet desexing is associated with various benefits, including improved health, reduced behavioural issues and fewer unwanted pets. Read More