Dr. Kristi Green’s Blog

Gastroenteritis in Dogs

Gastroenteritis is commonly seen in puppies and adult dogs with vomiting and/or diarrhoea being the typical signs. A very common cause of gastroenteritis is dietary indiscretion. This includes eating spoilt left overs, high fat foods or raiding the garbage. Feeding...

Does your dog need a New Year Diet?

Does your dog or cat need to go on a diet as its New Years resolution? The disturbing fact is that 30-40% of pets are overweight. When in ideal body condition you should be able to feel your pets ribs easily and see a definite ‘waist’. Certain breeds such as Labradors...

Hyperthyroid Disease of Elderly Cats

Hyperthyroidism is a disease of older cats caused by excessive production of thyroid hormone. The cause is usually a benign overactive thyroid gland located in the neck area and is seen in cats typically ten years of age or older. Thyroid hormone has particular roles...

Have you heard about Ear Disease in pets?

One of the medical conditions we see on a daily basis at our vet clinic is a dog with an ear problem. The pet usually presents with a sore or smelly ear caused by an infection. Occasionally this may progress to a large swollen ear flap known as an Aural Haematoma. Ear...

Saying goodbye to your Pet

Coping with the loss of a dog or cat is the most difficult aspect of owning a pet and one of the hardest aspects about being a vet and vet nurse. This week our clinic has said a sad goodbye to several patients who we have known for over 14 years each. Euthanasia is...

Fighting cats are not fun!

Summer time means it is cat breeding season yet again. This means litters of abandoned kittens and stray cats as well as a rise in neighbourhood cats fighting. Cat bite abscesses will require a visit to the vet for a course of antibiotics and pain relief or possibly...

Spring time care for your Pet

Spring has sprung and now is the time to get rid of your pets winter coat and ensure they are protected from parasites in the warm months ahead. Grooming is an important part of caring for your pet. We recommend brushing the coat on a daily basis and for long-haired...

Microchip so we can Reunite!

Each year vet clinics deal with numerous lost dogs and cats either via phone calls from distressed owners missing their pet or with finders who do the right thing and present stray animals to their local clinic. So what are the best ways to prevent your pet from...

Preparing Pets for your new Baby

With the Royal couple welcoming Prince George to their home it is natural that their Cocker Spaniel “Lupo” will be feeling a little bit out of place. It is important to prepare pets for the arrival of a new baby in the family and make it as minimally stressful for...

The Benefits of Pet Insurance

Pet insurance is becoming more and more popular in Australia as the benefits of covering pets against illnesses and accidents are recognised. Pet Insurance offers you peace of mind as unexpected medical costs for your pet can be several hundreds to thousands of...

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