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...
A Word on Wonderful Wee!

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...
The Drop And Go Vet Visit!

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...
My Dog’s Breath Really Stinks!

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...