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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%...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Common signs of arthritis in Dogs

Common signs of arthritis in Dogs

It is estimated that one in five dogs in Australia suffer from arthritis.  Arthritis can occur in any breed of dog, at any age. Arthritis is a painful inflammatory condition in one or more joints. It is characterised by loss of cartilage, damage to the...

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Complete puppy care information

1. Vaccinations 6 – 8 weeks of age 12 weeks of age 16 weeks of age Then annually for life. This vaccination protects against viral diseases: Parvovirus, Distemper, infectious canine Hepatitis and Canine Cough, which includes Parainfluenza virus and Bordetella...

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Minimising Pet Stress During Vet Visits

Our canine patients have all sorts of emotions when they come to us. We have patients who will race in and jump on the consult room table and others who will run away from home and come straight to our door as they now that is a great place to be. We would like all...

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Dental care advice for your dog

It is estimated that 80% of dogs have dental disease by the age of 3. Unfortunately many dogs develop significant infection and pain from dental disease. Periodental disease accumulates around the base of the teeth near the gum. This plaque build up consists of...

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