Keeping Your Outdoor Pets Warm This Winter

Keeping Your Outdoor Pets Warm This Winter

There is no denying that the Winter chills have well and truly arrived. While we pull on our woolly jumpers and turn the heating up, it’s important that we remember our outdoor furry friends too. In the thick of Winter, especially on wet or especially blowy nights, it...
How to Assess If Your Dog is Overweight

How to Assess If Your Dog is Overweight

We love our daily visits from pampered pooches here at Direct Vet’s and there isn’t a dog yet that has missed out on more than a little bit of fussing from the team! One thing we have noticed though, is the increase in weight issues in the dogs we are seeing. While we...
Arthritis in Dogs

Arthritis in Dogs

If you own a dog, there’s a good chance you will have to deal with Canine Arthritis at some stage, as it’s become the most common health problem in senior dogs but signs can start from as early as 4 years of age! Arthritis refers to a degenerative joint disease, where...
Curious Cats Climb – How to Stop Your Cat from Climbing

Curious Cats Climb – How to Stop Your Cat from Climbing

Whether you are the proud owner of a cute new kitten, or the servant of a gorgeous well-established old puss-in-boots, all cats love to climb. From curtain railings, to neighbour’s fences and your pristinely clean kitchen and bathroom benchtops, most cats will let...
Excessive Barking – Why It’s Caused and What To Do

Excessive Barking – Why It’s Caused and What To Do

So, you have just welcomed a new fur-baby into your home, and what an exciting time this is! But for many, this time can be overshadowed by one drawback in particular – excessive barking. Barking is a normal response from dogs – an important means of communication...
Protect your pet AND your purse by knowing your local pet laws!

Protect your pet AND your purse by knowing your local pet laws!

Whether the Christmas period meant the arrival of a new pet to your family, or you simply need a refresher  – we thought it would be a worthwhile time to look over some Pet Laws to ensure nothing but the best for you and your fur-baby… after all, you don’t want to go...