Pet Blog

Pet news & advice

  • Do Pets Get Toothache?

    I hear the word toothache and I flinch.   I actually can feel it.   How about you? If so you are not alone  (there is actually an official)  National Toothache Day I don’t know about you, but generally I don’t really look forward to seeing the dentist (hey, he is a really nice guy for […]

  • Cats Scratching at Furniture

    Cat claws are a sensitive topic – after all in USA the surgery to remove claws completely is commonly performed.   I got a phone call from a lady who moved to Mundaring from USA. She had a kitten and it was clawing at her lounge and she asked at what age she could get it […]

  • Cat Mobility Vet Blog

    Cat mobility

    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, cats can suffer from a debilitating disease called arthritis. Today, it’s estimated that 1.5 million cats live with arthritis across Australia and […]

  • Feeding Dog Treats Vet Blog

    Feeding treats

    We’ve all done it—give in to those sad puppy eyes—at one time or another. Feeding our dogs scraps from the table not only demonstrates our lack of self control, it can be harmful to our dog’s health. How do you refuse your dog that little piece of bacon that fell off your BLT? You may […]

  • Thunderstorm Phobia Dogs Vet Blog

    Thunderstorm phobia

    Thunderstorm phobia or anxiety in dogs is a fairly common and very real problem for many dogs. Dogs with Thunderstorm phobia become extremely frantic and overwhelmed with fear during storms. Astraphobia is the technical term for this: the fear of thunder and lightning. Owners who see their dogs experiencing this fear usually feel helpless and […]

  • Stem Cells

    Stem Cell Therapy

    There is an exciting new venture at Paws & Claws Vet Clinic, we now offer stem cell treatment for dogs with osteoarthritis, damaged ligaments and fractures. To read more about this amazing new treatment, click here. Still wanting more information? Give your team at Paws & Claws a call, we are always more than happy […]

  • Dog Worm Worries Vet Blog

    Worm Worries

    Having just had four beautiful West Highland White pups born via caesarian section, Leslie was rapt. Years had been spent planning for this, and truly she would have been happy with just one pup. So as you can imagine, four to pick from was heaven. However, a week later that all changed – one pup (Carlos) became […]

  • Mikey Stuart

    Mikey’s Story

    Mikey is your typical, fun loving young black cat.He  loved to run,  play, chase and climb trees.However, one day he fell out of a tree (seriously!).He broke ribs, squashed his liver and split a 5cm hole in his abdominal muscles that allowed abdominal contents to move out (and needed surgery to repair).We happen to love […]

  • Cat Friendly Vet Practice Blog

    Cat News!

    All of us here at Paws and Claws are very proud to announce that we are now a Practice Member of the International Society of Feline Medicine! We are also very close to becoming accredited as a Cat Friendly Practice! Those that know us well are aware that we have always been committed to looking […]