• Dogs have a strong desire to be with others.  If they are deprived of social contact they may run away or exhibit attention seeking behaviour forcing owners to respond.
  • The area of a dog’s nose for detecting scent is nearly 37 times larger than that in humans.
  • A wagging tail means a dog is excited but not always friendly.  It is important to read the rest of the body language before approaching.
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Just like you, your dog’s safety is compromised when not wearing a seat belt in the car.  Unrestrained dogs can be distracting which can cause accidents.

Rules introduced in Australia in 2013 prohibit a pet being in the driver’s area of a vehicle for this reason.

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We assume because our animals our outside regularly, they can tolerate the weather better than we can.  This is not the case and with the warm weather now upon us, it is time to ensure we know the signs of heatstroke in your pets and how to avoid this debilitating condition.  Heatstroke is a serious condition that can lead to multiple organ failure. 

Animals can die quickly if not treated.

Heatstroke can be avoided by common sense rules:

  • Keep your pets in a cool, shaded area with good ventilation
  • Do not exercise in hot, humid conditions
  • Never leave them in a car
  • If inside is cooler than outside, bring them inside
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Pets can’t say how they’re feeling, it’s usually how they look or act that tells you something is wrong. Blood testing frequently detects illness in your dog or cat before they show any outward signs of disease.  Testing gives immediate insights that we might not otherwise discover and treating your pet early can lead to a better outcome and possible lower treatment costs. 

Blood work is necessary in sick animals or emergency situations.  It gives a valuable picture of your pet’s health and helps make immediate decisions regarding treatment options.

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