Bellambi Vet Blog
Dr Liz from Russell Vale Animal Clinic is the author of this blog. This is all about people, animals and veterinary life, day to day. It is full of information, opinion, and stories of the hidden aspects of a (mad) veterinarians life.
Some of the most common pet care questions we field are related to diet, and what will be the healthiest, safest, and tastiest diet for a much-beloved pet.
“Hot Spots” in our canine patients, can come up very quickly ( a matter of hours), but it can take days (or even weeks) to clear up. There are many causes for the “hot spot”, hence having a friendly relationship with your vet does help in sorting out the whys and wherefores.
I call this the “12 steps on how to wash your pet “, with the focus being that this is all about choosing the RIGHT shampoo for the RIGHT condition.
Did you know that there are a few simple ways to ensure that you and your pet get the most value out of each veterinary visit?
With the silly season approaching, our team have a few sensible suggestions on how to help keep your pet in top form and (hopefully) avoid any after-hours veterinary visits!
With the focus this month being pet emergencies, our team would love to share our top tips on what to do – and what not to do! – when your pet is unwell.
There are three reasons why we recommend a full consultation and health check for every pet at the time of vaccination:
If we surveyed pet owners about potential allergy symptoms in dogs and cats, most would list signs such as recurrent ear infections, generalised itchiness, paw licking, or tummy upset.
Whilst most owners understand the impact of their pet’s oral health on their general health and quality of life, many may still need clarification on the practical ways to achieve excellent pet dental hygiene.
Whilst annual rechecks are sufficient for monitoring the health of most young to middle-aged pets, our team recommends 6-monthly rechecks for cats and dogs over eight years of age. Why? Read on to find out!