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Fat, Fatter, Fattest!

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Obesity is the number one health problem seen in domestic animals, just as it is the number one health problem in humans. Just as in humans obesity in our pets increases the risks of other diseases or health concerns such as heart disease, osteoarthritis, stroke and some types of tumors. Obesity also places increased strain on health conditions which are already present. Obesity worsens arthritis, increases the risk of cruciate ligament rupture and in short faces dog breeds it can severely worsen any respiratory issues they have.

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Easter Bunnies in Danger!


The rabbit Calicivirus was initially, intentionally released into Australia in 1995. It was released as a follow up to myxamatosis in an attempt to control the wild European rabbit population in Australia.

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Deadly virus affecting cats.


As many people may have seen in the news there have been several outbreaks of a disease called Feline Panleukopenia, sometimes called Feline Enteritis or Feline Distemper. Despite the different names panleukopenia is caused by the Feline Parvovirus, which is related to the virus that causes the devastating Canine Parvo. Feline Panleukopenia is an ‘old’ disease, it has been around for many years and it used to cause the death of a large number of cats. However after the development of an extremely effective vaccination the occurrence of panleukopenia rapidly decreased. In recent times vaccination numbers in cats have dropped of and as a result we have seen a resurgence of this disease.

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The Importance of being Microchipped


A microchip is one of the most important things you can do for your pet. With a single injection you can ensure you pet will be returned to you should they get lost.

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Grass Seed Season

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Spring is here and with that comes hay-fever, allergies and GRASS SEED season.

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