Pet Care

12 October 2023
There are three reasons why we recommend a full consultation and health check for every pet at the time of vaccination:
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14 September 2023
If we surveyed pet owners about potential allergy symptoms in dogs and cats, most would list signs such as recurrent ear infections, generalised itchiness, paw licking, or tummy upset.
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14 August 2023
Whilst most owners understand the impact of their pet's oral health on their general health and quality of life, many may still need clarification on the practical ways to achieve excellent pet dental hygiene.
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Understanding blood and urine tests
8 June 2023
How many amazing medical skills and services do our veterinary hospitals have to offer? To show you, we’d like to tell the story of little Morris, who had an unfortunate run-in with a car.
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9 March 2023
Whether you’re purchasing a special breed pup or scouting out local rescues to adopt a canine companion, it’s important to research and plan for your future dog’s specific care needs.
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8 February 2023
Trigger warning: this blog post discusses terminal illness in a pet. Frankie was a beautiful 11-year-old greyhound, who loved nothing …
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14 December 2022
Whilst the summer holidays can be a wonderful time for us and our four-legged family members, there are a few seasonal hazards to avoid in order to keep your pet feeling merry too! Here are the seven rules for a safe and happy festive season for your pet.
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14 November 2022
Imagine that you’re a dog. Your owner clips on your lead (exciting!), pops you into the car (woo hoo!), and …
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14 September 2022
Jasper, a one-year-old Cocker Spaniel, just couldn’t stop licking at his paws. After a particularly sleepless and irritating night for …
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14 June 2022
Did you know that keeping your dog in a slim and fit body condition is actually associated with a reduced …
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23 May 2022
It’s quite common for owners to find new lumps on their pets during routine grooming or cuddle-time and start feeling …
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3 May 2022
Whilst our domesticated feline friends may like to think of themselves as little wild jungle cats, they still require our …
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9 December 2021
Two years ago, a couple of days after Christmas, Pepper seven-year-old female Schnauzer was acting quieter than usual. She had …
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29 July 2021
Signs of poor digestive health in your dog or cat can be uncomfortable for your pet and be a cause …
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28 April 2021
There’s a lot to love about welcoming a particular breed of dog or cat into your family. Whilst there is …
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23 March 2021
Vaccinations are vital Regularly vaccinating your pet is important to protect them against various potentially fatal or debilitating infectious diseases. …
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23 February 2021
Keeping our pets happy and healthy is a top priority, so having a good handle on routine preventative health care …
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15 January 2021
Many common veterinary treatments, such as worming products and antibiotics, require owners to regularly administer oral medications to their pet. …
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23 December 2020
We all love spending time outdoors on these long summer days, and our pets are no exception! The increased activity …
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30 October 2020
With increasing day length and warmer weather, most of us, including our pets, will be enjoying more time spent outdoors. …
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12 October 2020
20% off Hill’s skin and food sensitive diets! For the months of October and November 2020, we are offering 20% …
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11 August 2020
The development of dental disease in pets can be affected by the animal’s breed, oral anatomy, diet and age. Dental …
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6 August 2020
Following yesterday’s announcement by the Victorian Government, we can now say with certainty that we will remain open during the …
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3 July 2020
At some point in your pet’s life, they will probably experience a gastrointestinal upset. Symptoms may include vomiting, diarrhoea and …
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11 June 2020
“Oh no! My dog isn’t a footballer but could he have just ‘done his knee?”  One of the most common …
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29 January 2020
As we reach the peak of summer we welcome long hot days and balmy nights. It’s the best time of …
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Christmas dog hiding under blanket
16 December 2019
We’d like to help make sure your pet stays happy and healthy this silly season so here’s a list we’ve …
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20 November 2019
Vaccination is one of the most powerful tools we utilise to help keep your pet healthy. Vaccinations are safe. They …
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28 October 2019
It’s Spring, the season of adorable baby animals, and that means kittens are going to be out in abundance! Already, …
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19 September 2019
If your pet is thirstier than usual it could be a sign of kidney disease. The increase in thirst may …
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13 December 2018
During summer, most of our pet patients visit our Narre Warren North veterinary clinic because they have been overexposed to …
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30 October 2018
Spring season is allergy season for pets so keep an eye out for skin irritations and inflammation, excessive scratching and …
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8 October 2018
As a conscientious puppy parent, you do everything you can to set your puppy up for a long, happy and …
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31 July 2018
Everybody wants the best for their pet. Keeping your pet fed, clean and with plenty of water are the basics …
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24 May 2018
De-sexing your dog or cat isn’t just about avoiding unwanted pregnancies. They are often healthier as they are less likely …
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13 April 2018
This summer, we saw lots of warm weather and heavy rains, making ideal breeding grounds for hoards of mosquitos. In …
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28 November 2017
There are lots of decisions to make when choosing food for your pet. Do you opt for the tuna or …
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26 October 2017
Loyal, loving and intelligent, dogs really are ‘man’s best friend’. Research has shown that getting a pet dog can actually …
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7 September 2017
The last thing any pet owner wants is to watch their beloved pup endure some form of pain or discomfort. …
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8 December 2016
October to March is snake season in Melbourne – our pets are most at risk from tiger and brown snakes. …
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8 December 2016
Along with all the benefits of living in the most liveable city in the world, not having to worry about …
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8 December 2016
The warmer months provide a great opportunity for us to get out into the sunshine with our pets! With the …
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19 July 2016
We love to see senior pets! Dogs and cats age seven times faster than humans, so it is vitally important …
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13 July 2016
Kids love pets, and studies show that owning a pet creates plenty of benefits, such as encouraging respect for living …
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16 March 2016
The best part of Easter is the sweet treats that fill your house, but not for your pet! Cats and …
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16 March 2016
As veterinarians we can always give medicines to stop that itch, but not all of these medicines are safe to …
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8 January 2016
Cooling off at the beach is a great way to turn your hot dog into a cool dog. As long …
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14 July 2015
Did you know about the “Hay & Veggies” diet? Offer an unlimited amount of fresh grass, grass hay and weeds …
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Preparing For Surgery
2 April 2015
Vets on Balwyn provides the highest quality of care for your pet. As your pet has been booked in for …
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1 April 2015
When you think about it, it’s amazing that any pet learns housetraining manners at all. When your pet’s bowels say …
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