We all look to the holidays to take a step back from hectic work schedules and crazy lifestyles. But if you have a family pet, holiday times can be a different source of stress. Decisions have to be made. If you’re going away do you take your pet pooch with you or break your heart…

Desexing your dog is more than just a procedure that prevents an unwanted litter of pups. There are plenty of health benefits associated with this procedure. We start with 4 of the most important benefits of neutering dogs. Reduce the risk of your dog developing serious health issues. Lower the development of prostrate issues Neglecting…

Hip dysplasia is more commonly found in larger breed dogs, German shepherds for example are more at risk. This is an age-related malformation that occurs when the hip joints’ ball and socket segments do not link properly. Normal hip joints offer a smooth motion whereas with hip dysplasia there is grinding and grating that result…

Knee injuries in dogs are more common than you think, especially when considering that their knees are one of the weak points in their bodies. Knee joints are unstable as they lack interlocking bones. The femur and tibia – the two main bones – are linked by a number of ligaments, one of which is…

Just as with humans, oral health in pets is vitally important. Unlike with sharks, dogs aren’t able to regrow teeth once they fall out. Your pet pooch has to maintain his or her teeth throughout their life and for this they needs your help. Pet owners may not be aware of this but dental disease…

Consider pet vaccines as preventative health products that protect your puppy’s wellbeing. These vaccines perform a number of important roles in keeping pets healthy and alive. Even if your dog is isolated and kept away from other dogs, vaccinations are still necessary. There are airborne diseases such as the ‘kennel cough’ and viruses you can…

One of the hardest things you have to face as a pet owner is when your dog or cat gets injured or falls sick and needs to have surgery. At South Eastern Animal Hospital we know that at times like these your anxiety levels soar and there are many questions or concerns you may have….

Seeing an abscess on your cat can be quite a scary experience. Typical symptoms include unbearably high fevers, large chunks of skin have disappeared and foul-smelling wounds (usually on the face, tail and shoulders) oozing stuff usually reserved for bad Hollywood horror films. Your first instinct would be to seek proper professional medical attention at…

A proper comprehensive dental diagnosis begins with dental radiology to ensure your dog receives effective treatment and care. If your dog shows symptoms of excessively salivating or rubs his or her face and there is no noticeable cause for this behaviour, a dental radiograph can quickly establish the cause or problem such as whether a…

If you search the internet for funny dog photos, you’ll notice that many of these are taken by owners after they’ve told their pooches they’re going for a walk. Every dog owner has experienced the explosion of excitement that comes from a dog when they think they’re about to head outdoors for some exercise. Unfortunately…

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