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Ehrlichiosis- Brown Tick Disease
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Ehrlichiosis- Brown Tick Disease

Channel 7 recently ran a news program about the disease, which has caused some understandable alarm in local pet owners. The disease has not been detected in NSW as we do not have the species of ticks that transmit the disease, but it is still important to keep yourself up to date. The following is...

Why Your Pet Needs a Pedicure Too
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Why Your Pet Needs a Pedicure Too

As we step into summer, it’s time to get those feet ready to hit the beach and book in a pedicure. But have you thought about a pedi for your pooch too? They need grooming just us much as we do. Here are some reasons why it’s so important…. Pets need their nails cut too...

Sydney Leptospirosis Outbreak – Is your pet at Risk?
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Sydney Leptospirosis Outbreak – Is your pet at Risk?

I’m sure some of you might have heard or seen the recent news articles about the deadly bacterial disease outbreak, leptospirosis, in Sydney. Over the past few weeks, Dr Joe and Dr Katy, have been keeping up-to-date with the reports and wanted to ease any uncertainty you might have. The information: 6 confirmed cases of Leptospirosis...

A guide to looking after rabbits in the best way possible!
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A guide to looking after rabbits in the best way possible!

What’s up, Doc? All About Rabbits Despite what Bugs Bunny would have you believe, rabbits need a bit more than carrots to live a happy life! Rabbits can live for 8-12 years and come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important to know how to keep them happy and healthy for this time. Here...

Senior Pet Care in Winter
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Senior Pet Care in Winter

The mercury is starting to drop and the leaves are turning orange. Whilst this means cosy evenings, woolly coats and hot chocolates for us, the cold weather can take a toll, particularly on senior pets. This certainely doesn’t mean they have to stay inside for the whole season. To help you take care of your...

Pet emergency
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Pet emergency

Having your pet involved in an emergency situation is everyone’s worst nightmare. Whether your pet is involved in an accident or gets seriously ill unexpectedly, it’s terrifying not knowing what to do or if they’re going to be okay. Luckily, there are a few things you can do in an emergency to keep your pet...

Dental Care – An interview between Dr Katy and nurse Libby
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Dental Care – An interview between Dr Katy and nurse Libby

What is the most common reason we anaesthetise pets at the Ark? The outright winner is dental disease, either preventing or treating rotten teeth in dogs. Why do you think this is? Its multifactorial. Firstly, we have only just started recognising the importance of dental health in animals. Just like us, dogs and cats only...

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