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5 Ways to Stop Your Cat from Scratching the Couch

5 Ways to Stop Your Cat from Scratching the Couch

It can be hard to come home after a long day of work only to discover big tears in your couch. If your feline friend has scratched and damaged your couch, there are some steps you can take. The most important thing to understand is that clawing is a perfectly natural...

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High-Quality Pet Boarding Facilities in Sydney

High-Quality Pet Boarding Facilities in Sydney

When you are heading off on holiday, you have what can seem like a million things to stress about. Who will be caring for your beloved pets should not be one of them. At VetMed we’re dedicated to providing the best possible care for your pets; here's what sets us...

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Caring for Pets in their Golden Years

Caring for Pets in their Golden Years

As our cats and dogs grow older, their needs will naturally change. Some of these changes will be strictly medical while others will be behavioural or dietary. Ultimately, caring for our ageing pets is all about making sure they are happy, healthy and comfortable and...

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Should I Travel with My Pet?

Should I Travel with My Pet?

Family holidays are some of the most wonderful experiences that we can share. We get to explore new places and forge new memories, all with the people who are most important to us. For many of us, our beloved pets are a big part of our family and we want them to come...

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Why Does My Dog Bark?

Why Does My Dog Bark?

Barking is natural and normal but when it happens excessively it’s time to do something about it. One of the most common complaints received by the council is a dog barking. So, before you have the authorities knocking on your door, you need to understand why your pet...

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Fleas & Ticks

Fleas & Ticks

Fleas Fleas are the most common external parasite of companion animals and flea allergy dermatitis is the most common skin disease of dogs and cats! Flea control has always been a challenge for veterinarians and pet owners because the adult fleas cause the clinical...

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Male feline desexing. What to expect

Male feline desexing. What to expect

Neutering a male cat 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 kitten can be a scary one so we have put together some...

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Female feline desexing. What to expect

Female feline desexing. What to expect

Speying a female cat 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 kitten can be a scary one so we have put together some...

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Preventative dental care for cats

Preventative dental care for cats

Dental care is as important for your feline companion as it is for you, as healthy teeth and gums makes for a healthy cat! Tooth and gum problems occur in 8 out of 10 cats over the age of 3. By starting your cat on a good dental regime prior to this, you can help to...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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