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Dental Health Month

DENTAL HEALTH August and September are Dental Health Months at Kew Vet & Cattery, Hawthorn East Vet and Alphington & Fairfield Vet, so what better time to talk about preventative dental care! Dental disease is one of the most common and overlooked conditions in pets...

Potential Dangers at Easter

Easter is a great time to catch up with friends and family and enjoy the festivities and of course chocolate! But it can be a potentially dangerous time for our pets with many toxins present in our favourite Easter treats. Chocolate Chocolate contains theobromine...

So your dog is anxious when left alone?

Our friends at Underdog training have helped us out by providing an information sheet on dog's that get anxious when left alone.  If you have any concerns about your dog's behaviour please contact us for more information. The Underdog Training “So Your Dog” Series...

Parasite Control

Intestinal Worms Intestinal worms live in the gastrointestinal systems of cats and dogs and include hookworm, roundworm, whipworm and tapeworm. If you don’t regularly worm your pet, these little nasties can cause severe diarrhoea and disease, especially in younger...


What is Desexing? Desexing, or neutering, involves removing part of a pet’s reproductive system so that they can’t breed. Usually, this procedure is performed on dogs and cats, but others such as rabbits and ferrets can also be desexed. In female animals, it is called...


Spring is upon us and baby birds are learning to fly. Do you know what to do if you see a fledgling? The best thing to do is to leave the bird alone.  Most of the time it's parents will be around keeping it safe and watching it as it hops around or sits on the...

Pets and a New Baby

The arrival of a new baby is an exciting time for the family- but it can sometimes be very confusing for a pet! While they may be delighted by the new addition to the family it usually involves less attention and a change of routine for them. By gradually reducing the...

Environmental Enrichment – How To Improve Our Pet’s Lives

Enriching your pet’s environment to improve their quality of life Pet ownership can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, with the human-animal bond bringing great joy and satisfaction - to the human and the animal! Finding ways to enhance and enrich that bond...

Arthritis in Older Pets

Is your pet showing signs of arthritis? The cold weather is well and truly upon us.  As we get older we can all feel the struggle of getting out of bed during the middle of winter? Is your pet taking longer to get out of bed in the mornings?  It could be a sign that...

How To Brush My Pet’s Teeth

How to brush my pets’ teeth What you will need… - Finger brush or Pet bristle toothbrush - Pet toothpaste (pets cannot use human toothpaste - it can be toxic to them) Tooth brushing is the gold standard for plaque removal and for the prevention of periodontal disease....

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