Is your pet a Senior Citizen?

For the month of September, we are offering $25 off a senior consult for your pet! You will also receive a senior show bag for your senior citizen.

We consider a senior to be

- 8yrs and over for dogs

- 10yrs and over for cats

- 5yrs and over for ferret, rabbit and guinea pigs

Also click on the following link for a useful quiz to assess the risk of arthritis

https://go.parnell.com/en-au/could-my-dog-have-arthritis

We look forward to seeing our senior citizens this month!

September 14, 2018
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01 Spring is in the air and so is itchy skin

Itchy skin can cause absolute chaos and really affect your dog’s quality of life. One of the most common and frustrating ‘itchy skin’ conditions we see in dogs is atopic dermatitis. This inflammatory condition is caused by a reaction to allergens in the environment (a bit like the common triggers of asthma and hay fever in humans). It is particularly troublesome in spring and summer but can occur all year round. Allergens that might cause a problem include: grasses, trees, plant pollen, dust mites, insects, and moulds. The signs associated […]
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02 Our top skin care tips for your pet

When it comes to managing the itchy pet, there is no magic pill. It’s all about prevention of parasites and taking action before things get out of control. Here are our top tips for healthy skin: 1. Be vigilant with flea treatment all year round for all pets in your family. Fleas are THE major cause of an itchy pet and regular use of a flea treatment is easier and cheaper than trying to get rid of the itch. Ask us for the best flea treatment available for your pet, […]
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03 Rocky’s secret

Last month we introduced you to Rocky the cat, and this month we’d like to let you in on Rocky’s little secret … he’s allergic to fleas! Fleas are a number one cause of skin problems in pets. When a flea bites your pet, their saliva leads to an intense reaction. Some pets are more sensitive to flea saliva than others, and poor Rocky is one of those pets! It only takes one or two bites for him to become itchy. Yep, these little critters cause absolute havoc for Rocky, […]
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04 Anal glands issues

Have you ever seen your dog dragging his or her bottom along the ground? This peculiar act is known as ‘scooting’ and can indicate your dog has irritated anal glands. The infamous anal glands are located on either side of your dog’s anus. Each gland holds a small amount of a smelly brown liquid that is released as your pet does a poo. This custom scent is left on the poo and is used as a doggie calling card. If the glands are not sufficiently expressed they can become impacted […]
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05 Keep your pet safe this spring

Spring is here and we want to keep your pet happy and healthy. Here are some spring hazards you should be aware of: Bee and wasp stings can lead to pain and swelling at the site of the sting. Some pets can have an anaphylactic reaction to a sting and this can be life threatening. If you notice severe facial and/or neck swelling, difficulty breathing, excessive salivation, or collapse, you should seek veterinary advice immediately. Snail and slug bait is very attractive to pets. Ingestion of small quantities can be […]