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Grain-free and other boutique diets, are there risks?

A good diet is a must for the health of our pets, and as pet owners, we want to do the best for our furry family members. There are many choices of pet foods on the market, but not all pet foods are the same. Over the years, a lot of research has been done in pet nutrition. Premium pe
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Heartworm, is it still a problem?

Wherever there are mozzies, there is the risk of heartworm infection in our pets. Here at Cronulla Veterinary Clinic, we can protect your furry family member against the dreaded heartworm disease and other parasite infections. What is heartworm? Heartworms are long worms (up to 30 cm
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Tick Season

It’s Springtime, and the tick season is taking off again!! Along the eastern seaboard of Australia, in bushy shrubby areas with native wildlife, the paralysis tick can be found. The paralysis tick is potentially deadly to our pets, and – even though around all year long – is most acti
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Heart Disease in Dogs

Is your dog getting older? Do they have a cough? Not able to do their usual walks? Your dog could be showing symptoms of heart disease which affects up to 10% of all dogs. What is heart disease? Heart disease can be congenital or acquired. Apart from more infectious causes such as hea
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Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome

With the popularity of brachycephalic breeds on the rise we thought it timely to talk about the above Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome (BAS) condition. Dogs that have a shortened nose and skull compared to other dog breeds are referred to as brachycephalic breeds. These include English
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Dental & Teeth Cleaning for Pets

Recently, I saw one of our clients with her seven year- old dog for vaccination and yearly health check. During the consultation, she mentioned that the local groomer had cleaned his teeth recently and since then he has developed a reluctance to have his mouth touched. On limited exam
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Adrenal Gland Problems in Dogs

Adrenal glands are hormone-producing organs, situated in front of the left and right kidneys; they are tiny but very important. Dogs can suffer if the glands overproduce cortisol, this is called hyperadrenocorticism, also known as Cushing’s Disease. The opposite is also possible, wher
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Lumps and bumps, what could they be?

  Many clients come in to see us when they find a lump on their pet and would like us to look at it and tell them what it is. Unfortunately, it is rarely ever that simple! What type of lump is it? It is usually impossible to tell what exactly a lump is, just by looking at it. Mos
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Life’s a Beach!

It’s lovely to be able to bring our dogs to the beach and enjoy the warm sun together. Some dogs are water babies while others prefer to relax on the sand and watch the rolling waves. It’s also a good chance for our furry friends to socialise with other dogs and people. Luckily, speci
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