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Atopy Pollen Allergies in Pets

  Allergies are one of the most common conditions to affect our pets. An allergic reaction occurs when the animal’s immune system “overreacts” to foreign substances (known as allergens or antigens) to which it is exposed. This “overreaction” can be expressed in different ways. Th
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November is Pet Diabetes Month

Diabetes is not only a common disease in people: our pets can suffer it too. To raise awareness of the disease during the month of November, Cronulla Veterinary Clinic invites all our clients to submit a urine sample from their pet for free assessment. If you worry that the amount of
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Greyhounds – They Make Lovely Pets!

When people think of greyhounds, they tend to think of extremely fast racing dogs chasing artificial rabbits around a track. Few people think of greyhounds as pets, and that is too bad, because they make excellent companions. Most greyhounds are either not fast enough for a career at
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Keeping our pets safe in winter

Even though winter in Sydney doesn’t get quite as cold as in some other parts of Australia, or the world, for that matter, it is still important to look after our pets a little bit extra in the colder months to keep them safe and warm. Pets rely on their fur to stay warm. However, the
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Rabbit Care Part 2

In the wild, rabbits spend a lot of time eating. Their diet consists mainly of grasses and a little bit of bark and roots. They need to eat large volumes of this high fibre diet.  They have specialised teeth and a specialised gastrointestinal tract to get the most nutrition out of thi
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Rabbit Care (Part 1)

Rabbits are very social animals and can make great pets. They need companionship and attention. There are many breeds and sizes of rabbits. Their sizes can range from under 1 kg to 5-6 kg adult size. In general, the smaller breeds can be a bit more flighty and therefore less suitable
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Pancreatitis in Pets

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, a small organ in the front part of the abdomen, near the stomach, duodenum and liver, which produces enzymes needed to digest food as well as hormones, including insulin (the hormone that is lacking in diabetic patients). Both dogs and cat
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Are Fleas Driving You Crazy?

Fleas are an ongoing problem in dogs and cats, not only in summer but in the cooler months as well, despite the development of newer, more effective flea treatments in recent years.  The reason this is the case is because of the flea’s life cycle.  Adult fleas live on dogs and cats an
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Christmas Perils for Pets

  Christmas is a time for families and friends to come together and spend quality time, this often includes our pets, but be aware that there are a lot of hidden dangers for our beloved pets around this time of year. The abundance of food can be a problem for our pets, especially if t
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