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Serious new cat diseases puts Canberra cats at risk

Important – nasty cat virus present in Canberra A much more severe strain of an old cat virus has recently come to Canberra. Feline Calicivirus is one of the cat flu viruses, but in recent years a much more severe form of the virus has affected cats around the world, and has unfortunately now come to Canberra. Although this virus is the same family as the cat flu Calicivirus, this new infection: May NOT cause cat flu like symptoms Cats are NOT protected by vaccination Persists in the env…

Most Popular Pet Names

What are the most common pet names on our database? Whether you are considering a name for your new companion, or curious to see how many other animals share your pet's name, here are the top 50 names of our furry clients.


The tiny hydatid tapeworm of dogs can cause severe health problems for humans. This award winning essay is by medical student Joannah Chappel. She is a qualifed veterinary nurse who we are lucky enough to employ on some weekends.


Parvovirus causes perhaps the most severe gastroenteritis in dogs, with a high fatality rate, but is entirely preventable by vaccination.

Heat stress and Heat stroke

Death due to heat stroke is a real risk in hot weather, and even on moderate days for some dogs and in some conditions. What can you do to protect your pet from this terrible condition?

Choosing a Dog

Dogs are great for us and for the community. But what sort of dohg is best for you? What do I need to know before choosing a source (breeder, shelter, pound), purebred or crossbred, breed, and sex?