Posts written by Rebecca Stewart B.A., DVN

Ditch the Itch!

The occasional itch is a fact of life for dogs, but excessive itching isn’t. Not only is it very irritating, it is very important to take the scratching seriously. The longer they scratch, the worse their skin condition becomes, and … Continue reading

Frightening Fireworks

Many people love the sights and sounds of fireworks, but for our pets and other animals, fireworks can be extremely frightening and distressing. Most vet clinics and SPCA’s around the country encounter a number of lost, injured and even abused … Continue reading

Itching to see the vet

Skin is the largest organ of the body. It interfaces with the environment and is the first line of defence from the external world. It protects us from a barrage of daily insults, but we tend not to think too … Continue reading

October Specials!

Beware the Garden!

Spring is upon us, and many of us will be looking forward to the joys of better weather and getting stuck into our gardens. Unfortunately this means exposing our pets to a myriad of dangers, from fertiliser and compost, to … Continue reading

Tooth Truths

By the age of just three years, up to 70% of cats and 80% of dogs have signs of dental disease. An unhealthy mouth can cause bad breath, chronic pain, reduced quality of life, and can even lead to heart, … Continue reading

Oldies but Goodies

Thanks to increased rates of desexing and vaccinations, improved diets and advancements in veterinary care, pets are living longer now than ever before. Nevertheless, cats and small dogs are considered seniors at only seven to 10 years of age. Large … Continue reading

July Specials!

Cold and Creaky

The cold weather has arrived and it might not just be us that finds it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. You might notice your pet taking longer to get up, seeming a bit stiff or lame, … Continue reading

It’s a Catastrophe

Cats may well have an independent nature, but they rely on us totally for their wellbeing. Cats left to fend for themselves very rarely thrive. They face starvation, injury, illness, and suffering. If they’re not de-sexed they face further hardships … Continue reading