Hello, my name is Catherine. I have long loved animals and have had several of my own over the years. Sadly, I saw two of my cats suffer with feline cancer, one of my dogs had arthritis, and, of course, we faced the usual calamities and injuries pets often face. However, I have had to navigate this on a relatively restricted budget, and through the years, I have gotten quite proficient at that. I work at a library and love doing research on pets and veterinary care as well as a range of other topics. I also love to write so decided to put my info in a blog. Please, explore and enjoy!
28 March 2022
Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition that causes inflammation in the joints. This inflammation occurs when cartilage at the joints deteriorates, and although osteoarthritis is most commonly found in older cats, the condition can develop at any age. It's not always possible to pin down exactly why a cat develops this condition, but it can be brought on by recent or historic trauma. Being very overweight can also put your cat at risk of osteoarthritis due to the wear and tear on their joints that occurs when carrying extra weight.
30 November 2021
While most of the focus has, naturally, been on your safety and wellbeing throughout COVID-19, it is important to not forget that your dog or cat needs to be kept safe from all sorts of dangerous viruses as well. Pet vaccinations are not a one-off requirement, but something that you need to keep updated for the duration of their lives. As summer starts to take hold of Australia the risks of various viruses go up, consider getting a check-up appointment for your pet.
23 August 2021
Did you know that desexing or neutering your male cat could help you to form a long and healthy relationship with him? New cat owners must eventually decide whether to desex their cat or not. And understandably, this decision can be daunting. But if you have just brought a new male cat into your family, there are several good reasons to have him desexed. 1. No roaming far and wide
11 June 2021
There's nothing any pet parent wants more than to see their furry friend happy and healthy, which is why choosing the right veterinary hospital for your dog or cat is vital. Veterinary clinics offer a variety of services beyond basic wellness checks and vaccinations, so it's important to find one that has the capability to deal with any potential problems in the future. Some of the best even offer services beyond health care, such as boarding and grooming.
24 March 2021
Dogs can occasionally end up swallowing inedible items, like clothes, rocks or even remote controls. Here are some tips to remember if you ever see your own dog do this. Arrange for them to get a pet ultrasound as soon as you can You shouldn't wait and see what happens to your dog in these circumstances. Even if they don't seem to be in distress (i.e. they're not whimpering, choking or being sick), you should, upon realising what they've done, call a vet, explain the situation and request a pet ultrasound.