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Most owners don’t routinely look in their animal’s mouths; it can be very difficult to get a really good look, especially towards the back of the mouth (where many dental issues can occur). Therefore we recommend you see your vet for regular dental checks, so that any problems can be quickly identified.

At Vets4Pets we have already seen a number of snake bite cases in both cats and dogs across the northern suburbs, including Angle Vale, Greenwith and Golden Grove. Brown and tiger snakes make up the majority of bites in South Australia. Snake bites are far more common in dogs and cats than in people; largely because our four legged companions don’t know to avoid them and think they are very exciting playthings!

Obesity is becoming an epidemic in the developed world and our pets are following the trend. While general awareness of this problem is there, it can be much harder to do something about it in our pets.

Summer and swimming pools go hand in hand. Just as we get hot our pets are also tempted to have a dip when they are feeling too hot. While most of them are keen to go for a swim when the other family members are in the pool, some get more adventurous and get in water while we are away from home.

Help your puppy learn obedience, tricks and how to get along with other dogs. Establish healthy behaviour and enjoy bonding with your pup as he or she grows in confidence in a vet practice environment. Find out why you really need to take your puppy to school?

Toilet training is one of the most common problems that every new dog owner has. The good news is that most of dogs will get toilet trained in their own time but the dog owner should not rely on this fact.

If you're going away, Vets4Pets offers a ‘home away from home’ boarding service for your pet ensuring only the best quality accommodation and professional care for your dog, cat, bird, rabbit, amphibian or reptile in comfortable, secure and peaceful surroundings.

Our pets are living longer, just like us. As a result of living longer our pets experience different problems such as increased need for dental treatment and more old age diseases such as dementia and arthritis. Arthritis is a medical term which means inflammation of the joint. Osteoarthriritis is chronic arthritis often referred to as degenerative joint disease or DJD.

Atopy is the most common skin disease we see in our veterinary practices. It is seen more often in dogs and can be manifested with different symptoms. It tends to be a lifelong problem which is always frustrating to treat and needs constant monitoring and adjustment in treatment.

When the dog has hip dysplasia, the abnormalities of the ball and the socket do not have a perfect fit and this causes problems. Prevention is the key.

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