It’s that time of the year and we wonder about the mystery of Halloween. Black cats and witches! Should we be worried about them? What should they be worried about us? The mythology of black cats and their association with the dark arts goes back to ancient Greece. The priestess known as the “dark mother”...

Today’s pet in our society has access to the whole range of healthcare options. We can now access technology that we once dreamt of. So what does this all mean for your pet, to have at our disposal X-rays, CT, MRIs, cataract removal, hearts surgery and more? The veterinarian currently will study a five year...

Surprisingly our pets sometimes help themselves into things they shouldn’t and the handbag can contain a few nasty compounds which you may not be aware of. Let’s have a look at three of the possible things that could be a danger to our pets. Most of us will carry a supply of ibuprofen, maybe for...

We live in a marvellous time, with childhood mortality at its lowest in modern history, we live longer than ever before, and diseases that were previously commonplace are relegated to the bottom of the history draw. We certainly live in a time where medicine has made significant improvements to the quality and quantity of our...

Last week on PetChat we started to talk about immune mediated diseases – what they mean and how they come about. And this week I’d like to expand on that topic by looking at the tales of some of these immune mediated diseases Today we’re going to look at some blood diseases The first disease...

Hey, life can be tough with all the slings and arrows that we dodge on a daily basis. If it wasn’t for the hard-working cells and chemicals in our immune system, we would die if we so much as caught a sneeze from a viral laden individual. And our furry friends likewise rely on the...

In the field of human medicine today there are many tools and technologies that only 20 years ago belong in a Star Trek movie. One of the offshoots of these advances in modern technology has been the availability of such tools for the medicine and care of our furry friends. Even today it is not...

VetPay payment solutions are designed to help pet owners pay for veterinary expenses VetPay is about starting treatment now and paying for it over time. VetPay’s unique online processing system takes away the angst of form-filling and offers instant approvals. Flexible payment options High approvals Apply online Pensioners welcome Keeping Veterinary Care Affordable VetPay is...

The Hunter RSPCA Million Paws Walk is a fun day out for families and people of all ages and is an opportunity for the RSPCA Hunter Shelterto raise vital funds for the RSPCA and to promote responsible pet ownership. Aside from a fun-filled day out with two and four legged friends, you will enjoy: * Demonstrations *...

Pet Insurance is fast becoming a necessary part of owing a pet. Here are some tips that may help you select a Pet Insurance Plan for your Pet Check to see if your insurer excludes or charges a higher premium for your breed. Review any age limits for coverage. Some insurers require the pet to...