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Cat and Dog Shedding

Cat and Dog Shedding

Spring is a wonderful time of year, but if you are a cat or dog owner, this time is often associated with ever-increasing tufts of fur and fur-balls rolling through the house like spinifex in an old western movie! This fur loss can seem overwhelming; therefore, it is...

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Furry Footy Fever

Furry Footy Fever

Whatever code has your heart, it’s almost time to don our team regalia, get a little loud in front of the telly, and back our team to take home the top spot on the footy ladder! Important moments like footy finals should be celebrated with the whole family, and we all...

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The Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery for Pets

The Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery for Pets

The Key to Success. We know what happens in your head when your vet mentions the prospect of surgery – you’re instantly horrified by memories of rat dissection at high school, and guilt ridden at the thought of bringing home your once fluffy family member shaved bare,...

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Beating the Winter Chills

Beating the Winter Chills

Like it or not, it’s time for the extra doona, electric blanket, coats, and scarves again as the winter chills begin to set in. But what about our pets? Is that thickening layer of fur really going to keep them snug and warm on those windy winters’ nights? Keeping...

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The Vintage Advantage. Looking after Senior Pets

The Vintage Advantage. Looking after Senior Pets

29 again? 40 is the new 30? Not old just vintage? Humans are renown for denying their age, but did you know that dogs and cats age around seven times faster than humans? Unfortunately for pets, the undeniable label of ‘Senior’ is bestowed upon them once they turn 8 –...

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Socialisation – more than meets the puppy!

Socialisation – more than meets the puppy!

The first four months of your new puppy’s life is a major period of learning for them, and they are soaking up information about their world as fast as you can present it to them. Introducing them to all the possible experiences that will be part of their world in...

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Perfecting your pooch’s potty prowess

Perfecting your pooch’s potty prowess

When you think about bringing home your new puppy, your vision is probably more about playful cuddles and joyous frolicking in the park than cleaning up toileting accidents, right? To make that vision a reality, pronto potty training is key! Unfortunately, they are...

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12 fur-friendly Christmas tips!

12 fur-friendly Christmas tips!

The end of 2020 is finally approaching and that means… (cue the Carols) – Christmas is coming! For most of us, just as the song says, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, and cannot come soon enough. It’s finally time to wrap presents, hang the Christmas lights,...

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Too posh to pick it up?

Too posh to pick it up?

It is dividing people on local social media pages nationally! It seems it’s proud pooper scooper vs too posh to pick up! And pram wheels and designer running shoes everywhere are suffering as a result. Our precious 4-legged poopers need their daily walk, and for many,...

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Why is my animal so itchy all of the time?

Lots of things make animals itch. The number one culprit is the flea! If your pet isn’t current on…

My cat sees the carrier and runs and hides! What can I do to reduce the anxiety surrounding his carrier?

This is a common trend with cats, they see the carrier and they bolt. Then you spend the better part…

I need to update my animals microchip details. How do I do this?

If you move house or change your telephone contact it is very important to update your pet’s micro…

Do I need an appointment get prescription medication ?

If it is a new occurrence then yes, we will need to examine your pet. The most important concern is …

Why does my pet need a blood test before surgery?

At Vetmed we work at the highest standard of care and we strongly be…

I found a stray animal, what should I do?

If you have come across a stray animal and have tried to find it’s…
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