Signs of Ageing

SLOWING DOWN - You may notice that your pet’s energy slows with ageing. This isn't always the case however, keep an eye for subtle changes in how they move around, get up, lie down, use stairs or exercising.

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Pet Health Insurance

Pet health insurance can be a responsible choice these days. Pets are considered family members by many. Their pets’ health is as important as anyone else in the household.

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Parasites

Parasites on our dogs and cats come in the form of fleas, ticks, worms and mites. They can all affect our pet's health and happiness.

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Skin Allergies

Seasonal allergies are experienced by some of our pets when they come in contact with an external source (allergen) during the season. Every allergy has fairly specific areas of the body they affect

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Canine Parvovirus

Parvovirus is a life-threatening viral disease which infects dogs only and is particularly dangerous to puppies.  The virus can remain in the soil and environment for more than 5 years after contamination by an infected dog.

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Arthritis in Cats

Arthritis (inflammation of the joints) is a painful condition in all species, including ourselves. Cats are good at hiding obvious signs of arthritis, but it is very common with around 90% of cats over the age of 12 becoming affected.

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WIRES

WIRES Dubbo Branch was established in 1988 and covers an area encompassing Wilcannia to the west, north to Bourke and the Queensland border, across and down to Coonabarabran and Dunedoo in the east, then south to Mumbil and across to Parkes

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Grass Seeds

When Spring rains fall, all the local farmers and householders benefit. With the new pasture growth however, many different grasses and their seeds emerge. The seeds produced all have a certain shape enabling them to stick into pet's

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Post-operative Care

We plan to build up a comprehensive library of information sheets for the benefit of our recovering patients and their families.Notes explaining the normal recovery expected are

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Heat Stroke

Heatstroke is one of the most catastrophic, and yet easily preventable, conditions that dogs can suffer from. Dogs can't sweat and they cool by panting; they are often so eager to please and will continue to play until their bodies can't take any more.

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Winter Hints

Chilly winds, frosts and low temperatures can bring discomfort to our pets, especially those that live outdoors, but there are simple steps that can make our pets warm up to winter.

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The truth about dental disease in pets

Dentistry in small animals is so important; it goes far past being a cosmetic or elective procedure.  Approximately 80% of dogs and cats over the age of 3 years have dental disease that requires treatment.  Without treatment, these teeth will cause infection and pain.

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Arthritis in Dogs

Arthritis is a very common condition, affecting 20% of all dogs, and up to 80% of all aged dogs. Arthritis is a degenerative joint disease that causes pain, difficulty in moving and reduces the animal's quality of life.

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Summer Storms Safety

Some dogs can get anxious and frightened in thunderstorms. They can bark, wince, get clingy and have known to walk around nervously panting and have toilet accidents. Some can even cower, shake or hide, and in severe cases,

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Summer Safety

There are times in our area when the mercury can push all the way past 40 degrees. None of us feel like hanging out in this kind of weather, in fact we do our best to get cool and stay cool.

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Rodenticide Poisoning

Mouse numbers are high, and unfortunately we see many pets that are accidentally poisoned by their otherwise very caring owners.  Never say never when it comes to our pets gaining access to and eating rodent poison! 

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