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Pet Care Tips
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Pet Care Tips From Kirrawee Veterinary Hospital

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

As pet owners, we love dogs and we love knowing our dogs love us! Unfortunately, it’s easy to slip into a dependent relationship with our four-legged friends that affects their behaviour when we leave the house. If your dog is destructive, vocal and stressed when home alone, they might be suffering from separation anxiety.

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Why Should You Vaccinate Your Cat?

Without vaccinations, your cat is vulnerable to a wide range of infectious diseases. Some of these diseases can be fatal while others have an effect on your cat’s health for the rest of its life. Vaccinations are an ongoing commitment that you make when you choose to get a pet.

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Common Preventable Diseases in Dogs

Unfortunately, dogs are vulnerable to a wide range of diseases. Some of them are fought with vaccinations and medicine while others require environmental changes. We see many common diseases and illnesses in dogs that are preventable, so the Kirrawee Veterinary Hospital team is here to give valuable advice.

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Why Should You Vaccinate Your Dog?

There are countless benefits to vaccinating your dogs and cats, and the number one reason is to give you peace of mind that they are protected against life-threatening and painful diseases.

Currently, plenty of misinformation is circulating about vaccinations which is why our expert team at Kirrawee Veterinary Hospital is exploring why you should be vaccinating your dogs at the recommended intervals.

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Patellar Luxation in Dogs

Patellar luxation is a common condition in dogs of all ages. It occurs when the dog’s kneecap, called the patella, dislocated from its normal position in the groove of the thigh bone (femur). This condition can be painful and restrictive for dogs, so it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible. In this article, the Kirrawee Veterinary Hospital team is taking a closer look at the symptoms, causes and treatments of patellar luxation.

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Musculoskeletal Disorders in Dogs

For agile and active dogs, nothing is more frustrating than suffering from a musculoskeletal disorder. These disorders hinder a dog’s ability to move and they range in severity and permanence. There are a number of different musculoskeletal disorders and each has its own causes, symptoms and treatments.

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Common Feline Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders in cats can be broken down into three distinct categories: bones, joints and muscles. A cat’s ability to see, breathe, urinate and eat all rely on the muscles, joints and bones in their body. This is why musculoskeletal disorders can be so detrimental to a cat’s quality of life.

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Osteoarthritis in Dogs

Osteoarthritis is also known as degenerative joint disease. This is a common condition for dogs as they age, and it can be a painful disease that severely impacts their quality of life. Luckily, there are ways to manage and treat osteoarthritis in dogs.

In this article, the team at Kirrawee Veterinary Hospital is exploring the latest methods of managing and treating this condition.

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Causes and Treatment of Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

If your dog is a larger breed, you’ve probably heard the term “hip dysplasia” before; however, this is a serious condition that every pet owner needs to recognise. Hip dysplasia is a deformity in the hip joint that appears when dogs are in their early growth stages. In this article, Kirrawee Veterinary Hospital is exploring the causes and current treatments of hip dysplasia in dogs.

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Do Dogs Need Regular Dental Care?

Just like humans, dogs can suffer from health complications if their teeth aren’t properly maintained. Appropriate oral hygiene can extend your dog’s life by up to four years if you are committed to daily maintenance and regular checks. The Kirrawee Veterinary Hospital team is here to bring you the facts about canine dental care so you know how to protect your dog’s oral health. 

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Choosing Teeth-Friendly Treats for Your Pets

Many of our customers are surprised when we explain the importance of dental health for pets. They simply never realised it was an area that needed their attention! In addition to regular oral exams and teeth brushing, your pet will benefit from specific foods and treats designed to protect their dental health. 

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Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene in Your Pets

Many of the dogs and cats that we look after at Kirrawee Veterinary Hospital are brought to us with some signs of periodontal (dental) disease. If left untreated, these infections can become painful and even life-threatening for pets. Luckily, dental disease is easily prevented when you follow a good oral hygiene routine for your pet. 

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Breeds of Dogs That Need the Most Exercise?

By Susan Breslow, former Head of Publications for the ASPCA and the author of the children's book "I Really Want a Dog."

Is your dog a bundle of energy or a canine couch potato?


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How to Give Your Pet Medication

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When your dog or cat is hurt or sick, veterinarian‐prescribed medication medication may be part of their road back to health. Yet it can be a challenge to get a pet to swallow what's good for them. Meds may have a bitter taste or a pet may balk at being force‐fed for its own good.

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What to Feed Fluffy? Dry or Wet? Both?

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If your cat is like most felines, he lets you know loud and clear when he's hungry. As you wait on your famished feline and prepare his meal, will you be feeding him the healthiest fare available?

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Book a Consultation Today

The veterinarians at Kirrawee Veterinary Hospital will help you understand what your pet needs to live a happy and healthy life. Organise a general health check-up or book a consultation today to protect your pet against illness, injury and disease. Contact Kirrawee Veterinary Hospital by calling 9521 6422 or sending us a message online .

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