Socialising your new puppy… from a distance 

Socialising your new puppy… from a distance 

Many a Victorian family has adopted a precious puppy in 2020 in the hopes that the pitter patter of four tiny feet will counteract the Covid-induced slump of isolation. Others are looking to expand their family over the Christmas season, with a puppy a favourite...
Spring Chickens ~ Introducing Poultry to Your Brood

Spring Chickens ~ Introducing Poultry to Your Brood

Given the amount of people in Victoria using their time in lockdown to invest in a poultry set up, we thought it was the perfect time to chat about all things chickens!   Chickens can make excellent pets, and if you haven’t already, are well worth looking into if you...
Canine Coronavirus (CCV)? What is it and what can we do?

Canine Coronavirus (CCV)? What is it and what can we do?

Firstly, Canine Coronavirus has nothing to do with Covid-19. We have had many concerned clients querying about the risk of Corona from pets. So, let’s clear things up a bit. If you have Covid-19 and cough all over your pet, an unaffected person who pats your pet...
DVS COVID-19 UPDATE – OCT 2020

DVS COVID-19 UPDATE – OCT 2020

DVS COVID-19 UPDATE – EFFECTIVE MONDAY 26TH OCT 2020 In-person consults are being re-introduced at Direct Vet Services! While we will still have to follow a number of rules to ensure we are adhering to social distancing etiquette, we are incredibly excited about...
Euthanasia ~ Helping children to say goodbye

Euthanasia ~ Helping children to say goodbye

Every day in the life of a vet is different ~ some days bring the excitement of new litters or successful surgery; others bring the worry and exhaustion of around the clock care or complicated diagnoses. It is a job we do because we love our patients and their...
Nutrients and Supplements For Arthritis 

Nutrients and Supplements For Arthritis 

Degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthritis is something that most dog and cat owners are going to come across at any age associated with developmental problems, after injury or as they approach their twilight years.  Usually, but not always associated with age,...