If you’re the proud new parent of a kitten, there are a few things you'll want to remember. Kittens have an abundance of energy and curiosity, so you need to make your home kitten-friendly. You also want to make sure that your kitty is comfortable, happy, and healthy by providing them with the proper nutrition … Continue reading "4 Essential Tips for All Kitten Families"
Cat flu is the term we use to describe a very common and highly contagious viruses and bacteria which cause feline respiratory disease. Although cats of all ages are at risk, the effects of the disease can be more severe for kittens, older cats, and purebreds. The disease condition is caused by a group of … Continue reading "What is cat flu?"
If you’re confused about whether wet or dry food is the better option for your kitten, then you are most certainly not alone! Despite this being such a common question, there really isn't a clear-cut answer. Let's get right to the point; it’s fine to feed your kitten either wet or dry food. Commercial pet … Continue reading "Is wet or dry food best for my kitten?"
Puppy dog eyes. Any of us who have ever stepped into an animal shelter will know exactly what I’m talking about. Big. Beautiful. Longing. And irresistable! So, why do dogs do that? I was really excited to come across a pretty cool study from the University of Portsmouth’s Dog Cognition Centre which gets to the … Continue reading "Why does my dog give me puppy dog eyes?"
‘I remember getting the call from the Greyhound Adoption Program. I felt like it had been ages since I submitted my adoption application, I was stunned to actually be hearing from them. The next thing I knew, I was driving all the way to Shepparton to meet a dog I knew nothing about. I remember … Continue reading "Tommy's Story"
New puppies and kittens bring so much excitement with them. Seriously, how doesn’t love baby animals?! They’re full of beans and generally very, VERY cheeky! It’s also a time filled with lots of visits to the vet - desexing, vaccination boosters, check-ups and eating things that we maybe shouldn’t have... As time carries on, and … Continue reading "Do adult dogs and cats need to be vaccinated? "
I’ve been a pet parent for much longer than I’ve been a vet. All my life - I can’t remember a time that pets weren’t a part of our family. I can vividly recall what it’s like being on the other side of the consulting table, I remember being there with Cookie. It … Continue reading "Cookie's Story"