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Preventative Pet Care – what is it, and why bother? 
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Preventative Pet Care – what is it, and why bother? 

What is preventative pet care? Your pet’s health is important to both us and you. That is why it’s our aim to make sure that we have the best health care programs to protect your pet in all stages of their life. Preventative pet care is different to normal veterinary check-ups or taking care of...

Strange things my cat does
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Strange things my cat does

Why do cats purr and miaow? Cats can vibrate a special set of muscles in their throat, and this is what makes a lovely purring sound. As with most animal sounds, purring is a way of your cat communicating with you. Mother cats purr to their kittens as a lullaby, and kittens purr back to...

COVID-19: An Important Update for Our Customers
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COVID-19: An Important Update for Our Customers

Dear Pet Owners, By now we are all aware of the increasing threat of coronavirus (COVID-19). It is very important that we do our bit to slow the spread of the virus. Although here at the vet, we continue to maintain a very high standard of hygiene, we ask owners to help minimise the risk...

5 Signs of Aging in Senior Pets:
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5 Signs of Aging in Senior Pets:

As our pets get older, they remain the same cuddly friend we know and love but their needs change slightly. Also they become at risk of a variety of age-specific conditions. Depending on their size, dogs are considered senior pets between the ages of 5 and 8 years old.  Whereas cats are considered senior pets...

2019 in review by dr. Joe
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2019 in review by dr. Joe

To all our dear clients, First of all we like to thank you for the trust you place in our veterinary team throughout 2019. We appreciate our relationship and the opportunity to care for your pets. We take pride in treating every pet that comes through our doors as our very own, and we extend...

Why do dogs these things?
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Why do dogs these things?

Sometimes the behaviour of our dogs can seem strange to us! But then again, sometimes our behaviour must seem very odd to our dogs! Therefore, when looking at our dogs’ behaviour, it’s helpful to understand the reasons why they might be acting like they do. Here are some general explanations to give you a better...

5 tips to keep your pet safe this new year’s
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5 tips to keep your pet safe this new year’s

New Year’s Eve is the one party that the whole world is invited to, and it’s just a day away!  As we get ready to ring in 2020 with a loud, colorful display of festive fireworks, we need to remember to keep our furry friends safe.  The excitement of the sparkling, popping and cracking sounds...

Microchipping and registration of your pet
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Microchipping and registration of your pet

In NSW, it is a legal requirement that dogs and cats are microchipped and registered. A microchip is an implant, about the size of a grain of rice, that is placed under the skin of your pet, usually when they are quite young. Microchipping is the best way to identify your pet if they are...

Pet Bushfire Survival Plan
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Pet Bushfire Survival Plan

The Bush Fire Season is well underway and while many residents have a Bush Fire Survival Plan, pets are often not included. Dr. Joe Daley would like to remind all pet owners to include your pet