One of the hardest parts about pet ownership comes at the end, when it is time to say goodbye. It is an unfortunate fact that our pets’ lifespans are so much shorter than ours, and despite improved preventive care eventually our pets will age.
As our pets get older, they can start to slow down and feel joint pains, just like us! Arthritis is a degenerative joint disease and is the number one cause of chronic pain in the dog and cat. The condition develops due to long term abnormal stress on a normal joint, or normal stress on an abnormal joint causing progressive damage.
Have you ever wondered what your pet does when you’re not around? Many of us think they can keep themselves occupied all day. The reality is that when pets are alone and without stimuli, they can get bored and even develop behavioural issues.
Our clinic is proudly participating in the RSPCA Queensland’s Operation Wanted program from June 1st until August 31st. Through the "Operation Wanted" initiative, we are able to offer our clients a 20% discount on the cost of desexing.
Just like humans, our pets can also suffer from seizures. Whether caused by a pre-existing condition or seemingly out of the blue, it is important as a pet parent to understand the causes, signs and how to respond.
There’s no denying that we all love our pets. We want them to know how much we care, and how special they are to us. Unfortunately, we also show them this love through treats, eating off our own plate, and overfeeding in general.
Many people think that those who work in the veterinary industry have the best job – playing with puppies and cuddling kittens IS pretty awesome! However, as a job, while there are some wonderful and very rewarding times, it can also be quite hard.
All pet parents need to be aware of the dangers of a hot summer to the pet. However, when it comes to our senior pets, the hot weather may present a more serious risk to their health. Your senior furry family member will thank you for taking the time to go through these summer senior tips!