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Posted on 27 Mar 2015 in Arthritis, Cats, Darwin, Disease

Arthitis in Cats

Arthritis (osteoarthritis) is a degenerative joint disease, where the cartilage within the joint is worn away, leading to inflammation and painful, aching joints.

You may notice that as your cat gets older, they aren’t as nimble as they once were. It’s easy to assume this is just a natural part of ageing; however, just like humans and dogs, cats can suffer from arthritis.

Cats…

Posted on 13 Feb 2015 in Darwin, Dogs, Ticks

Brown Dog Ticks In Darwin

We are seeing lots of dogs with ticks at the moment!  

Ticksare very common in Darwin, particularly at this time of year. If you are seeingticks on your dog, they are most likely brown dog ticks (Rhipicephalussanguineus). 

Thankfully we dont have the paralysis tick in Darwin, but thebrown dog tick can still be a big nuisance. The…

Posted on 16 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 28 Mar 2013 in Darwin, Pet Care

Keeping your pets safe during cyclones.

The cyclone season in Northern Australia begins on 1 November and extends until April. It is important to plan ahead for cyclones in the Northern Territory, and remember to include your pets in the planning. The effects of cyclones can be devastating for animals as well as people. This is a summary of the recommendations of the Australian Veterinary Association:

Planning

Make sure…