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Posted on 17 Nov 2014 in Dogs, Disease, Cats, Allergy, Darwin

Itchy Skin

Does your pet scratch, lick, or chew themselves excessively? Itchy skin is a very common problem in dogs and cats, particularly at this time of year in Darwin with the onset of the wet season.

There are many different causes of itchy skin in pets, and it is important to try to work out what the cause is, so that we can determine how best to help them. It is no fun for them to be constantly…

Posted on 07 Jul 2014 in Dogs, Cats, Pet Insurance

Have you considered getting pet insurance?

Quite often pet owners will ask me whether they can get pet insurance after their pet has had a major injury or illness. Unfortunately it is not possible to get any insurance which will cover an injury or illness that has already happened. However if they had obtained pet insurance prior to the incident it would have been a huge help!

In Australia, most human medical costs are covered by government…

Posted on 19 Feb 2014 in Dogs, Cats, Dental, Disease

Periodontal Disease in Dogs and Cats

Periodontal disease is a very common condition in dogs and cats, with 80% of pets over the age of 3 affected to some degree.

Periodontal disease means disease around the outside of the tooth. The tooth sits in a socket, and is held there by periodontal ligaments. Periodontal disease takes place inside the socket the tooth sits in.

Posted on 06 Feb 2014 in Dogs, Cats, Anxiety

Changes Regarding Anti Anxiety Medication

Alprazolam is an anti-anxiety medication. The most common reasons a vet prescribes alprazolam is to help with anxiety associated with noise phobia or travel in dogs and cats.

As of 1st February 2014, the government regulations will change, and alprazolam will become a Schedule 8 (S8) medicine in all Australian States and Territories.

This affects…

Posted on 13 Jan 2014 in Dogs, Cats, Nutrition, Obesity

Overweight Pets

Obesity is a common problem in Australia, not only for people, but for dogs and cats too. Weight loss can be challenging, but losing weight and getting fit can add years to your pet's life, and make those years considerably more enjoyable.

Is your pet overweight?

It is not always easy to notice that your pet is starting to get overweight. Your vet will…