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Pet news & advice

  • COVID19 and Pets

      Can I be infected with Coronavirus (COVID19) from my pet?   My answer is “no”.  There is zero evidence to state this has occurred.      But we now have almost 400000 cases in the world (as of March 24th) and no cases reported to have come from pet to human transmission.   You already […]

  • Dog with long curling nails

    Clipping Dog Nails

    What is the most unexpected frustration for a caring dog or cat owner?   I would say clipping of nails. These small hard objects on your pets feet are designed to function when they short.  When they are long – they catch on carpet and clothing,  and change the way your pet walks. We  get asked […]

  • Cushing’s Disease in Dogs

      Ever heard of Cushings disease in dogs?    I’m often surprised by just how many people know about it.  However those same people don’t always have the right facts about Cushings. Being informed is powerful, but it seems there is some information out there in Google-world that isnt entirely accurate.   Why is it called […]

  • Cute kitten for cat flu vaccination

    Calicivirus in Cats

      Can we agree that cats are unique and different? What a cat brings to your life is individual and uncompromising – they each have their own personality and flair. When it comes to health – calicivirus infections are an example of how cats are just so unique (and certainly different to dog and human […]

  • 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 […]