Snail Bait Toxicity


Many of us are keen gardeners and hate snails. Most gardeners have used snail pellets at some stage to combat these slippery suckers. Snail and

Diabetes in Cats


Diabetes mellitus, or “sugar diabetes”, is a commonly diagnosed disease in cats. Male cats have twice the risk of females, and at greatest risk of

Demodex Mites

What are Demodex mites? Demodex are tiny mites that naturally live on the skin of dogs and cats. They reside in hair follicles and sebaceous

Rabbit Calicivirus – is your Rabbit safe?

You’ve probably heard about it already through various forms of media, but we would like to share a bit more information with you. Rabbit Calicivirus,


Outbreaks of parvovirus have recently occurred across the country with hot spots reported in New South Wales. Parvovirus attacks the immune and digestive system of

Chocolate Toxicity in Pets

The Christmas period can prove hazardous to our pets for a number of food related reasons. There are many foods that can cause health problems

Can’t we all get along?

The average cat-owning household in Port Macquarie has two cats, some with many more! And while most cats seem to get along fine, they can

What happens when my pet requires surgery?

It is always an anxious time when a member of your family is scheduled to have a procedure performed. We will always advocate the highest

Heatstroke in Pets

Heatstroke in animals is a killer and can happen frighteningly fast. We live in a beautiful part of the country but with that comes some

Cushing’s Disease (Hyperadrenocorticism)

Hyperadrenocorticism, otherwise known as Cushing’s disease, is caused by an overproduction of the hormone cortisol. Cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands, and is stimulated