Parvovirus in Cats

Parvovirus in Cats

When we hear the word Parvovirus we usually think of the horrible and sometimes fatal disease that causes vomiting and diarrhoea in dogs. We don’t associate it with cats. In fact, Parvovirus has been a disease affecting cats longer than it has dogs; it’s...
Dogs and Diabetes

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...
Thunderstorms and Dogs

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...
Lily Poisoning in Cats

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...
Rat Poisons And Your Pet

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...