Minimising stress when visiting the vet

Minimising stress when visiting the vet

A trip to the vet doesn’t have to be scary For cats and their owners a visit to the vets can be a stressful event but with a bit of prior planning it can be an uneventful and even pleasant experience. Often the hardest thing to do is to get puss into the carry cage....
Feline flea control

Feline flea control

Where does my cat get fleas from?  The most common flea found on cats and dogs is the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis).  Rarely rabbit fleas or stick-fast fleas are found on cats. The most important source of cat fleas is newly developed adult fleas in pupae...
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%...
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...