Do you know if your pet’s microchip details are up to date?

If you have never checked your pet’s microchip details, it is a good idea to make sure the registry has your correct address and contact numbers in case your furry friend decides to go wandering and not come ho...

December 19, 2018

It's almost here, so please don't forget to stock up on your pets food or medicines for the Christmas break.

Please call us first to order any specialty foods or to make sure we have your pets prescription medicines in stock...

September 4, 2018

Did you know that fleas can be dormant in the environment for up to 6 months? Their activity and reproduction is stimulated by warmth and vibration in their surroundings. This means that with the warmer weather and people and animals getting out and about more, flea nu...

July 10, 2018

 Our Senior Pets Series,  Seniors Test $240 for June and July Only

Excessive drinking (polydipsia) and increased urination (polyuria) go hand in hand. Animals which make very dilute urine, will need to drink more water to make up for the water loss through lar...

April 18, 2018

Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome

Brachycephalic dogs such as Pugs, Boston terriers, French and British bulldogs, have gained in popularity in recent years. While these breeds are incredibly cute and have lovely temperaments, unfortunately they also come with health risks....

Part 4 of our parasite series 

pic by Caitlin of Tom and Captain

Heartworm

Lifecycle

Adult heartworm are located in the pulmoary artery, and in bad cases, the right ventricle of the heart. The female adults release stage 1 larvae into the blood stream. These larvae are ing...

A. Toxocara canis ( a roundworm)

B. Ancylostoma caninum (dog hookworm)

C. Echinococcus granulosus (hydatid tapeworm)

D. All of the above

Read on to see if you are right.........

Several types of intestinal worms can affect cats and dogs. 

     These include roundworms, hookw...

Part two of our Common Parasite series -Ticks

Ticks tend to have defined ranges. 

Different species are located in different parts of the country.  Bush ticks and Brown Dog Ticks are common throughout rural Victoria. Paralysis Ticks are located in more humid environment...

Common Parasites of Cats and Dogs

There is a large variety of parasites that can affect cats and dogs.  We will briefly describe some of the most common of these, their life cycles, and their potential to spread to humans!

Week 1 - Fleas

Fleas

Fleas are very common in Melb...

February 13, 2018

Ahead of our next blog, all about Fleas and other Parasites, Advocate has a great deal this month.

Buy a 6 pack of Advocate and receive $30 off! 
*Offer available for a limited time only, and applies to all 6 packs and 2 x 3 puppy packs. Not valid in conjunction with an...

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