As pets reach their golden years, there are a variety of conditions and diseases that they can face, including weight and mobility changes. Early detection is essential to assist in disease prevention, reduce suffering and greatly prolong lifespan.
During this taste-bud tantalising time of the year, there are a range of hazards to our pets that we should be aware of so that the long weekend we all look forward to goes to plan.
With the summer storms here, there has been an increase in the incidence of Footrot in cattle in the area.
Of late, we have been treating quite a few cases of the dreaded pancreatitis, both acute and chronic. Many clients do not understand or are unaware that our treats or selection of food we give our cat or dog can affect them internally.
There is no doubt that having a dog that suffers from skin allergies can be immensely frustrating as most of the time these animals have to be managed for life rather than “being cured” and still require regular vet visits to treat skin flare-ups as and when they happen.
On Saturday the 15th September both new and familiar faces were welcomed to the Old Mill Animal Hospital for our Open Day. Visitors were treated to a behind the scenes tour of our state of the art clinic.
Research has shown that around 41% of dogs and 32% of cats are overweight to some degree.
Pets these days are living and subsequently they are developing age related problems such as arthritis. Arthritic changes can start in dogs due to other factors as well, such as their breed, level of activity and injury.
Does your cat or dog need to drop their winter woollies in time for the warmer months? We offer grooming and bathing!
Dr Michaela grew up on a Boer goat and Cattle property in Narrabri, North West NSW. It was from those beginnings that her love of farm animals began.