Caring for the extended members of your family.
Here are some simple guidelines to assist you to enjoy your new puppy including feeding, toilet training, socialising, desexing, vaccination, flea & worm protection, registration & microchipping.
Fleas and Ticks
Cats and dogs become invested with fleas through contact with other animals or contact with fleas in the environment. Fleas cannot fly but their strong back legs enable them to jump from host to host.
Ear infections increase during the hot and humid months. There are a number of factors which can cause infection. Dogs with ongoing ear issues usually have underlying skin problems, and dogs that suffer from allergies are predisposed to ear infections.
Unlike fleas that can be seen on your pet, worms are internal so may go unnoticed. Worms are also zoonotic in that they can transfer from animal to human. You can take preventative action by practicing good hygiene, treating for intestinal parasites in your pet and worming your pets regularly.
Itching and Allergies
Allergic skin problems are very common and there are a number of things that can be done to reduce your pets itchiness and avoid further complications such as skin infections.
Senior Pet Care
As animals age, it is important that they have more frequent and more extensive examinations. Clinical screening with tests is designed to provide a baseline assessment for future comparisons.
Obesity is a growing concern in household pets and has implications on the health and welfare of the animal. Obesity is a multifactorial disease that arises from a combination of genetic, environmental and owner contributions.