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The Top 7 Pet Holiday Hazards

The end of the year is a time to let our hair down and relax with family and friends as we embrace the Festive Season and all its merriment. But the very things that give this time of the year such fabulous flavour contribute to veterinary clinics seeing a considerable upswing in pet accidents and […]

Diabetes and Our Pets

Many people are shocked to learn that pets can develop diabetes just like we can. While it may be referred to as Type I or Type II, as it is in humans, diabetes in pets isn’t quite as clearly defined.  Nevertheless, diagnosing diabetes as early as possible, and careful management of the condition, thereafter, can […]

Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease – It’s Like “Bird Aids”

We have recently had a couple of wild birds with psittacine beak and feather disease, or BFDV, presented to us and feel that it’s important to provide some information to concerned members of the public about this highly infectious disease. At CVC, we’re massive bird-lovers, and it’s incredibly sad to us when we diagnose a […]

Green Dogs and Cats – How to Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon Pawprint

SUSTAINABILITY has to be this decade’s buzzword.  And with good reason.  After many years of dire warnings regarding our impact on the planet, organizations and individuals worldwide are finally taking responsibility for reducing their personal load on our limited resources.  But published research into how having pets affects sustainability has thrown the cat amongst the […]

What’s The Best Food For My Pet?

With a confusing array of pet foods, both in veterinary stores and grocery stores, plus new dietary trends bombarding us online, how can we be sure we’re covering all bases when it comes to our pets’ nutritional needs? These are our top tips to help you to ask the right questions about your chosen pet […]

Pet Emergencies – When To See The Vet Immediately

Most of us grew up hearing that as long as our pet had a wet nose, he or she was in good nick.  There are many health signs that pet parents need to be aware of. Our six pet emergencies that can’t be ignored will help you decide whether to rush to the vet immediately […]

Joint-Care for Canine and Feline Senior Citizens

How to keep your “Golden Oldie” comfy this Winter Winter can be a challenging time for anyone with sore, creaky joints, but often we don’t realise that our pets are in as much discomfort as humans with arthritis. How do I know if my pet is in pain? There are the obvious signs:  your pet […]

Heartworm, is it still a problem?

Updated: November 2020Originally Published: November 2018 Wherever there are mozzies, there is the risk of heartworm infection in our pets.  We’ve seen an increase in heartworm infections in recent years and with long periods of rainfall and resulting flooding, the Australian Veterinary Association is concerned about even further increases.  From January to July 2020, 15 […]