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Increasing Your Senior Pet’s Quality Of Life & Longevity

Our pets are members of our family and deserve the same love, companionship, fun and happiness in their senior years as they did in younger life. Maintaining quality of life should be the primary goal of all decision making for older animals, and a few small changes can have huge impacts on their levels of…

5 Signs Of A Diabetic Cat

5 Signs Of A Diabetic Cat Diabetes in cats is a chronic and potentially challenging condition if it is not managed early and correctly. The disease is most commonly found in cats over 8 years old with the overweight predisposition. Male cats are more likely to be diabetic than females. Diabetic cats have difficulty managing…

Could Your Dog Have Diabetes? Here’s All The Information You Need To Figure Out.

Canine diabetes is a common disease of older dogs, and although serious, dogs can live very long and happy lives with appropriate treatment. The certified vets at Amity Vet Clinic can explain all that you need to know about this disease including causes, symptoms and treatment options. What are the causes of canine diabetes? Similar…

Managing Your Cat’s Chronic Kidney Disease At Home

One of the most common diseases of senior cats is chronic kidney disease (known as Chronic Renal Failure, CRF). Due to advanced nutrition and medical care our pets are living longer than ever before. Your vet can support

Feeding Your Pet Rabbit

Rabbits are herbivores and their digestive system is designed to graze on plant material all day, rather than eating ‘meals’ as we do. Rabbits have a very complex digestive system and therefore very specific dietary requirements.

Caring for Senior Dogs

Ageing dogs – how to spot the signs and help your dog preemptively. Read on for expert advice from our own specialist vet here at Amity Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Sam Westhead talking from his own experience

How to Help Your Puppy Sleep at Night

Have you ever had to deal with your puppy not sleeping well at night? Maybe he’s new to your home, or just going through a phase. It’s important to know your puppy’s sleep matters. How much sleep puppies need? Puppies can sleep around of 12 to 16 hours daily. That’s a lot of sleep, however,…

Why Is My Cat Hiding

Do you wonder, why does my cat hide?  Why do cats hide?  Ever wonder why your cat hides? It’s usually a natural instinct for cats to head for shelter and have hiding spaces where they find reprieve from situations they don’t want to stay around for. To make your cat comfortable, you must get to…

Dogs And Playfulness

DOGS AND PLAYFULNESS  Did you know that dogs are very playful as puppies but retain their playfulness well into adulthood? Dogs can keep playing their entire lives.  If we try and remember our childhood, our favourite games to play, favourite play spots, the rough and tumble games etc. it can seem like centuries ago because…

Cat Scratching-Nuisance Or Necessity?

If you have a cat, you would be aware that cats scratch on surfaces with their fore paws and claws. They make a hooking motion into their surface of choice with their claws, raking the material with their paws. Depending on your cat’s preference it will eventually choose whether it likes horizontal or vertical surfaces….

High Blood Pressure In Cats

Is your Cat Agitated Due to High Blood Pressure? Did you know, just like human beings can suffer from hypertension, so can your cat? There may be many causes for this, so it is important to identify a cat suffering from high blood pressure at its early stages. If your cat suffers from kidney disease…

FAQ Feline Kidney Disease

What do the kidneys do? Kidneys are a vital organ for humans and animals alike. They get rid of waste products, maintain correct blood pressure, and produce hormones that are involved in water regulation and red blood cell production. What is kidney disease & what causes it? Acute Kidney Disease This is a sudden damage…

Preparing For A New Pet Rabbit

When thinking about preparing your home to keep a pet rabbit, it’s good to have an indoor and outdoor perspective on where you are planning on keeping the hutch. It is important to keep the intended living area free from any dangerous items and is clean. You may have to go through a bunny proofing…

Getting The Most Out Of Your Dog Walking Time

One of the best ways to bond with your dog is during their walking time. If you ever find yourself tugging harshly at your pet dog’s leash or having to repeat instructions again and again making your dog walk stressful, read on for some pro trips on making your dog walk quality time spent with…

Bathing Your Pet Cat

While your pet cat does a great job of keeping itself clean, when it comes to bathing time cats frequently show an aversion to water. It’s a good idea to be well prepared for this event to go smoothly. Before beginning, ensure you have all your bathing tools near you. Here is a short list…

Why Dog Toys Are Important

Most dogs, almost all, can’t contain their excitement at the mention of dog toys. They usually go nothing short of bonkers with wagging tails and excited eyes. With so many types of dog toys to choose from, it can be quite a task picking the right one for your dog. Many of our partners sell…

Pet Vaccinations: Facts And Myths

In the late eighteenth century scientists who had already come up with vaccines to eradicate diseases…

What Kind Of Pets Are Best For Children?

It is guaranteed, that your child will ask you for a pet eventually at some point. They all go thru that phase of having and wanting an animal companion. As a parent it’s a good opportunity to teach children some responsibility and it’s been found that having animals around us increases our immunity. It is…