Category: Petcare

Heart health in pets

Just like humans, a pet’s heart can also develop diseases and cause many health problems. Unfortunately, any diseases or problems with the old ticker, seem to come to light when your pet is already in heart failure as the physical symptoms become obvious.  We can look out for our furry child through keeping an eye …

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The importance of routine blood tests for your pets

Each year at your pet’s annual check-up, your vet may recommend getting a blood test. Ultimately you have the final decision if you would like the test completed and that choice should be respected. However, it is best to understand the reasons behind the blood test and the information it provides especially during a procedure. Recommending a …

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Keeping your pets safe this Easter

As Easter approaches, pet owners everywhere are making plans to gather together for family dinners, share hot cross buns and go hunting for chocolate Easter eggs. Delicious! Easter is also a popular time to send and receive flowers. However, the treats we surround ourselves with at Easter may have the potential to cause harm to …

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Metropol February Feature

The latest issue of Metropol magazine featured an article about Tiggi, who has a habit of eating things that she shouldn’t! Here at Ourvets, we have needed to use multiple diagnostic tools to determine the causes of Tiggi’s episodes of lethargy and vomiting, including our Digital X-Ray and Ultrasonography. To read the full article, click here (page 29). …

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Summer Safety Tips for Your Pet

Most of us look forward to summer, with longer days and more time to hang out with our pets. But summer is prime time for pets to get heatstroke, become dehydrated, and pestered by mosquitos, fleas and ticks. Be ready for when temperatures go through the roof – make sure your pet’s parasite medications are …

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