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pet advice and clinic news

vet’s blog

pet advice and clinic news

Indoor vs Outdoor – Which is better for my cat?

Not so many years ago most cats lived their lives in and around the yard, roaming at will and venturing home for meals and love when they felt like it! It sounds like an idyllic existence but there are a few problems with that lifestyle! Firstly, (and probably most...

Six Ways To Help Pets Cope During Hot Days

We have already been hit by some sweltering summer days this year and weather forecasters are predicting quite a few more. Our clinic is a nice place to be on a hot day as it has climate controlled air conditioning, but we need to make sure our beloved pets at home...

Are you being walked by your dog?

At South Valley Veterinary Clinic, we love to see people enjoying their pets. Seeing puppies graduate from our puppy school with new skills and learning to fit in with their new family is one of the really rewarding experiences of our profession. For many people,...

My Dog’s Breath Really Stinks!

This is a really common sentence we hear in consultations... and many cat owners have the same complaint! Or sometimes, when we are examining the pet in a routine consultation, we might ask if owners have ever noticed their pet has bad breath. They usually agree but...

The Drop And Go Vet Visit!

The holidays have flown by, and it's hard to believe it is already February with the kids back at school (did I hear anyone cheering?!!), adults back at work, and after work/school sports, and other activities starting up again. Sound familiar? Sound hectic?! At South...

A Word on Wonderful Wee!

At South Valley Veterinary Clinic we get excited about cat and dog pee! Well, to be absolutely honest, we are not quite so excited about it when it is splashed over our waiting room and front counter by enthusiastic dogs marking their territory! But we do love owners...

Rat Poisons And Your Pet

Recently there has been a bit of a mouse and rat plague out in the suburbs around Highton, Grovedale, Waurn Ponds and beyond. How do I know this? Because there has been a number of dogs brought into us at South Valley Veterinary Clinic that have been accidentally...

Lily Poisoning in Cats

Lilies make beautiful cut flowers and have become really popular in our homes over the past few years. But cat owners beware, these plants are highly poisonous and can kill your cat! This lesson was cruelly brought home to us all at our clinic not long ago when a...

Thunderstorms and Dogs

It's thunderstorm season for dogs! The damage to this door was done during a recent thunderstorm by one of the sweetest dogs I have met. She is one of many dogs who suffer from extreme anxiety during thunderstorms. During a storm she becomes extremely frantic and...

Dogs and Diabetes

There has been a lot in the media in the past few years about how diabetes is increasing in our society. It’s interesting that diabetes seems to be increasing in dogs as well as people. However, it is really important to realise that dogs don’t become diabetic simply...

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We are located in Highton, VIC and service the South West area of Geelong, including Armstrong Creek, Belmont, Grovedale, and Waurn Ponds.