Cat fight wounds

Cat fight wounds

What is the cause of fight wounds on a cat? Over 90% of septic wounds in cats result from cat bites sustained during a cat fight.  Dog, rat and other rodent bites can occur but they are much rarer. Why do cats fight? Cats are very territorial.  They fight with other...
Caring for the elderly cat

Caring for the elderly cat

There are almost as many pet cats as dogs in Australia.   Increasingly, with improved nutrition, health care and management changes, more and more of these cats are living to greater ages.  In America, over the last ten years there has been a 15%...
Male canine desexing. What to expect

Male canine desexing. What to expect

What to expect when bringing your male dog in for desexing Neutering a male dog is an excellent step to help your young man grow into a loving, well adapted household citizen. However at Vetmed we understand that making the decision to desex or castrate your male...
Female canine desexing. What to expect

Female canine desexing. What to expect

What to expect when bringing your female dog in for desexing Speying a female dog is an excellent step to help your young lady grow into a loving, well adapted household citizen. However at Vetmed we understand that making the decision to desex or spey your female...
Poisons in companion animals

Poisons in companion animals

It is relatively common for our inquisitive pets to eat something that is poisonous to them. If you suspect your pet has been poisoned call us immediately and we can give you immediate advise. Often this will be for you to bring your pet to us with the empty packet or...