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We provide you with up to date news and events from both North Nowra Veterinary Hospital and Jervis Bay Veterinary Clinic. We also ensure you are provided with information that is all things pet-related in the South Coast NSW region.

Does my pet need Sunscreen?

Does my pet need Sunscreen?

Should my pet wear sunscreen? Skin cancer does not only affect humans, dogs and cats are at risk too. So do we need to apply sunscreen to our pets to protect them from the sun? Well believe it or not the sun can cause serious damage to our four-legged friends. If left...

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Ear Infections

Ear Infections

What is Otitis Externa and structure of the ear Otitis externa is inflammation of the external ear canal. The ear is divided into the outer, middle and inner ear. The outer ear includes the region from the ear flap (pinna) to the eardrum. The middle ear contains a...

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Summer Dangers

Summer Dangers

With summer approaching, we decided it was a good time to alert our pet owners to the risk of heat stroke. Unlike people, most animals can’t sweat and have to lose excess heat through evaporation by panting. This makes it difficult for them to cool down and puts them at greater risk of heat stress on hot days and when doing strenuous exercise.

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Paralysis Ticks

Paralysis Ticks

Our pets love the summer just as much as we do! It’s a great time of year to be outside enjoying the warmth and sunshine but also important that you recognise the dangers of the Paralysis Tick to our pets during the warmer months. What are Paralysis Ticks and how do...

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Rehabilitation with Dr Montana Mays

Rehabilitation with Dr Montana Mays

New Rehabilitation Program at North Nowra Vets We are pleased to introduce our new rehabilitation service at North Nowra Veterinary Hospital. Dr Montana Mays has joined the team to provide her expertise in rehabilitation programs that assist dogs and cats during the...

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Coronavirus – COVID 19

Coronavirus – COVID 19

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that infect birds and mammals, including humans. They are often associated with the common cold, bronchitis and pneumonia, and can also affect the gut. The virus that causes COVID-19 is also a coronavirus and likely originated from a wildlife reservoir.

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Neurological Disorders

Neurological Disorders

Here you will find information about some of the neurological disorders that can occur in both dogs and cats. Read more about wobbler syndrome and seizures.

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Arthritis Supplements

Arthritis Supplements

As our companion animals become older, you may start to notice the negative effects of osteoarthritis. Arthritis is a common condition causing inflammation, swelling, pain and discomfort in joints. There are many treatment options available to help control arthritis in our pets. If you think your pet may have osteoarthritis, please speak to your veterinarian. They can examine your animal, discuss your concerns, and work with you to put together a plan to help improve and manage the problems you are seeing.

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Brachycephalic Syndrome

Brachycephalic Syndrome

Joint problems mainly occur in dogs, but some large breads of cats may also suffer. This article explores the causes, diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis, cruciate ligament rupture, hip dysplasia and medial luxating patella in pets.

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New Laser Therapy

New Laser Therapy

What is Laser Therapy? Laser Therapy, or “photobiomodulation”, is the use of specific wavelengths of light (red and near-infrared) to create therapeutic effects. These effects include accelerated tissue repair and healing, and reduction of pain and inflammation. Laser...

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Myxomatosis in Rabbits

Myxomatosis in Rabbits

Myxomatosis is disease that affects rabbits and was introduced into Australia in the 1950’s to control the large rabbit population. It is commonly transferred through mosquitoes and during the warmer weather the mosquito population is thriving, causing a rapid spread of the disease. Fleas can also spread the disease.

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Paralysis Ticks

NEW BRAVECTO FOR CATS!

NEW BRAVECTO TWIST'N'USE It's true! Bravecto have released a new product that protects cats for up to 3 months against ticks and fleas. For a long time it has been difficult to protect cats against ticks due to a lack of practical and user friendly products, now MSD...

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Indoor toileting problems in cats

Indoor toileting problems in cats

INDOOR TOILETING PROBLEMS IN CATS Marking or toileting? Indoor marking behaviour can be confused with a breakdown in toileting behaviour. Territorial marking by urine spraying which usually occurs against vertical objects such as chairs or walls and can be...

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Reptiles

Reptiles

Dr Amanda graduated from the University of Sydney in 2006. She began working in the Illawarra for 4 years before heading off to the UK and Ireland. Amanda worked as a small animal vet throughout the UK and spent a lot of time honing her skills with Exotic...

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Birds

Birds

Read about bird health and our top tips for keeping your bird healthy and happy. Remember birds often mask the signs of illness and may only show signs of being unwell when they are very sick so it is important monitor their health closely.

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Why we recommend desexing your pet

Why we recommend desexing your pet

Dr David Fowler discusses the significant and varied health benefits that come with de-sexing your pet, and although it can be a difficult decision to make, it really is important that when pet owners do decide that they are well informed.

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Traveling with our pets

Traveling with our pets

Traveling with our pets can be an exciting adventure but there are a few tips you should take along with you on the journey.

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Chocolate Toxicity

Chocolate Toxicity

It’s nearly Christmas time and this means chocolate! Over the Christmas period there is likely to be more chocolate around the household than usual, which means our pets sometimes getting a hold of it.

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Paralysis ticks are here

Paralysis ticks are here

Dr David Fowler discusses the nasty paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus) that can be found along the east coast of Australia.

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