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Cool cats part one

This week we're talking about how to teach your cat that coming to the vets is okay, normal and not scary at all. Every time we have a negative experience our anxiety about reexposing ourselves t...

Cool cats part two

Cats love to be in control. Today we’ve got four medical ideas to help your cat keep their cool when visiting the veterinary clinic. 1/ Feliway spray: This pheromone spray lasts about two hours...

The Benefits of Chewing for Pets

There are few things that satisfy a dog more than having a good old gnaw on something chewy and tasty – take a look at Digger here doing just that! It is believed that the act of chewing can rel...

Help! My Pet is Limping!

Limping (or lameness), is very common. There are many different causes of limping; however what many people often forget is that limping is a pain response. Therefore, if your pet is limping, they are...

What's In Your Pet's Food Bowl?

We get it. Grabbing a cheap supermarket bag of pet food is convenient. However have you ever wondered why there is a price difference in the supermarket brands compared with the premium pet foods? Wel...

Expanding your family with a 4-legged member? Start out on the right foot!

Making the big decision to expand your family with a furry friend is very exciting! Adopting an animal from a rescue organisation is a great idea, as there are so many wonderful animals out there look...

Chocolate Toxicity

Sharing is caring, but sharing chocolate is ridiculous, and this especially applies to cats and dogs, who can not handle the theobromine (a compound found in chocolate). This Easter, keep your chocola...

Has your pet been brushing?

Here at Burke Road Veterinary Clinic and Hospital we place a strong emphasis on dental health, which shouldn't be forgotten. Dogs and cats are very good at hiding chronic long term pain, which we ...

Pancreatitis on Australia Day

Happy Australia day! Enjoy your family, friends and barbecues this weekend. This year, please resist those beseeching eyes begging you for a portion of your lunch. Every year we see a surge in pan...

Fleas, Ticks, and Heartworm

With all of the things there are to worry about with looking after you furry family members, you would be forgiven for being a little confused about all of the possible parasites that can cause proble...

Welcome to our Blog!

Welcome to our Blog! If you would like to learn more about specific cat or dog health, behaviour or general interest topics that you would like to learn about, we would love to hear from you. Simply ...

Merry Christmas!!

We hope all of our patients had an amazing Christmas holiday and we look forward to seeing you in the new year! Warm wishes, The team at Burke Road Veterinary Clinic

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