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Top reasons to adopt a senior pet over a puppy or kitten

If you’re looking to add a new addition to your family you’re probably considering a cute, cuddly little puppy or kitten. But if you’re wanting a true companion (and possibly less work!) then a senior pet might be the better option. Here are some good reasons why a senior pet can be a good choice: …

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Three common senior pet questions

1. Can my pet get dementia? Yes – we now know that, like humans, dogs and cats can suffer from dementia. Common signs include becoming lost in usually familiar surroundings, loss of toilet training, trouble finding doors and stairways, sleep disturbances at night, separation anxiety and staring at walls. We can help you support your …

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10 Reasons to get your senior pet checked at Gray Street Vet

NOW is the time for your Pet’s first Senior Health Check. 10 Reasons why: There’s nothing like the love and companionship our pets give us over the years.  ALWAYS just happy to be there … for you. So when your pet reaches the ‘golden years’ of life, it’s time to celebrate! Of course, with age …

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One very helpful dog

Does your pet like to help out around the home? This month we’ve found a couple of very impressive videos for you. Baron, a German Shepherd, helps stack the dishwasher – and sort the laundry! What an amazing pooch! It’s time to start delegating those household jobs.   [pl_video type=”youtube” id=”McLV8UuDPxo”] [pl_video type=”youtube” id=”uVYXnXDo1aM”]  

Alert for all cat owners

As yet another reminder about the importance of vaccination, The Australian Veterinary Association has received reports that there’s been a re-emergence of feline infectious enteritis (also known as feline parvovirus or feline panleukopenia). This disease is highly contagious and is spread by contact with faeces, urine and blood from infected cats. Cats may seem lethargic, have a …

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Treatment options for arthritis

If we’ve diagnosed your pet with arthritis we will work with you to come up with a suitable management plan. A well-rounded approach will help your pet get the most out of life. Some of the treatments might include: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) Help to reduce pain and inflammation quickly. Can be given short term …

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