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Do Female Dogs Get Periods? All Your Questions Answered

If you’ve ever owned a female dog, you may have wondered if dogs get periods. This is a common question amongst many Australian dog owners and the answer is more complicated than you might think.  Female dogs do not experience menstruation in the same way that humans do, but they go through something similar called […]

What to Expect When a Cat is Dying: Signs & Stages

Watching your beloved pet reach the end of their life can be incredibly difficult and emotional. Knowing what to expect can help prepare you for the stages of death your cat will undergo, as well as provide peace of mind that your furry friend’s last days will not be uncomfortable. As your cat reaches the […]

Saying Goodbye: What to Expect When Putting a Cat to Sleep 

If you’ve had to make the difficult decision to put your beloved cat to sleep, you may be wondering what the process of euthanasia looks like. In Australia, there are many options available for helping cats pass peacefully and with dignity. No matter how prepared you think you are, saying goodbye to your beloved cat […]

10 Signs to Take Your Dog to the Vet 

As a dog owner in Australia, you know that your pup’s health and well-being are of utmost importance. But how do you know when it’s time to take your pup to the vet?  It can be difficult to know when your beloved pup needs a visit to the vet. While there are some obvious signs […]

Female Dogs in Heat: What You Need to Know

Not all dog owners are familiar with the female dog heat cycle and what it means. This is understandable, as it can be a confusing topic.  It’s important for all Australian pet owners to recognize the signs that their female dog is in heat so they can make informed decisions about breeding their pets responsibly. […]

Desexing for Male Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

Desexing is a common surgery done on the vast majority of dogs and is recommended by almost all vets. When you bring your puppy to see a vet for the first time, they’ll likely want to discuss getting your dog desexed. But what are the effects of desexing? Is it worth putting your puppy through […]

Desexing for Female Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

Vets and pet owners will tell you that one of the top medical priorities for a puppy is making sure they’re desexed on schedule.  While the procedure is incredibly common, surgery on such a small animal can often be concerning for first time pet owners. So what do you need to know about desexing a […]

Cruciate Ligament Surgery for Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

Cruciate ligament injuries in dogs are common, especially as many dog breeds have hereditary knee conformation problems which predispose them to ACL tears. As long-term wear and tear causes further degeneration, surgery is the preferred treatment for this type of canine injury.  An ACL injury in dogs is treatable, but vets will most likely recommend […]

Dog ACL Surgery Recovery: A Week by Week Timeline

A ruptured or torn cruciate ligament causes a dog’s knee joint to become very unstable, which consequently gives the dog a lot of pain. The reduced mobility and pain induced by the injury makes the ACL surgery an urgent medical procedure. Unfortunately, not all owners who have had their dogs undergo this surgery are aware […]

Should You Put Down a Dog With a Torn ACL?

If your dog has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, you may be wondering if you should put them down. The answer to this question is not black and white; and it may seem like there are many factors to consider before making a decision.  Since this type of injury is treatable, it’s rarely (if […]