As of 2019 Snowy Vets are endeavoring to create a low stress environment for you and your pet. Recent studies have shown that up to 25-30% of animals that visit a Vet Hospital can have anxiety. Lots of animals can become nervous in a clinic setting, with the strange smells, sounds, other animals, unfamiliar space or bad experience.
Did you know 1 in 5 dogs suffer from separation anxiety? Something as simple as leaving the house can cause separation anxiety in dogs. Typically there will be an anxiety response within a short period of the cause (20-40 minutes). Here are some signs to look out for and things you can do to help reduce anxiety in your pet.
Besides the fact you could potentially save money, a homemade diet can be healthier for your pet and surprisingly easy. Don't worry it will taste good too! One of our vets has put together a document...
Many of us have seen a snake or two over the years, but have you ever picked one up (we do NOT recommend you try this!) and counted the scales in the mid dorsal, anal, tail and upper and lower labial...
With warmer weather on the horizon, it's time to get into gear with parasite prevention for our furry friends. As you know, we are incredibly lucky to live in the Monaro where we are free from most ticks and fleas. However, this doesn't mean our favourite holiday or weekend destinations are as lucky.
Polly was in for a vaccination with Dr Zach when we found a defect in one of her teeth. You can notice redness and the gum pulling back from the tooth (gingivitis and pain). It doesn't look like much though until you see the x-ray and realise her tooth is dissolving!
You have been bringing your pet to the vet annually for a vaccination, which is either a C3 for your dog or F3 for your cat, but what diseases are you actually preventing with these vaccinations? One disease that is covered by the vaccinations is Parvovirus, which is a small non-enveloped DNA virus.
Traveling and going on holidays can be excited but unfortunately we can't always take our furry companions. Working out the best care for your pets while you are away can be stressful. The best thing you can do for you and your pet is be prepared.
Cats for years, have been known to be mysterious creatures as well as possessing magical, superstitious powers. I guess it's no surprise that they have influenced us (humans) and our habits over the years. I mean, they are always plotting to get us, right? So should we really be that scared...
Snowy Vets are going live on Thursday 20th Sept with an information session by Dr Serena Sabourin. As the weather warms, the days get longer and the grass begins to grow. Those of us who have turned our horses out for winter are thinking about all things equine.
Dental Disease Stinks! It is one of the most common problems we see in veterinary practice. Not only is it painful for your furry friend but the increased bacteria in the mouth can be associated with other conditions. Did you know as many as 8 out of 10 pets have some form of dental disease.