Posts By: Caroline Gobetti

Preventing Kennel Cough in dogs

Are you going on holiday soon and will your dog be put into kennels? Does he or she need their kennel cough vaccine? Do be sure to make an appointment at Vet4life. Kennel cough, or infectious tracheobronchitis, is a very contagious respiratory disease. It is transmitted by close contact with an infected dog and can be associated with… Read more »

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How often should you de-flea your cat?

This is a question that is often asked in practice. Most people feel that they don’t have to worry as the weather gets colder, but flea treatments should be done all year round to get rid of those nasty little fleas. How can you get rid of fleas? Fleas can be a problem in the cleanest home and… Read more »

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The benefits of early neutering

What is neutering? Neutering is a surgical procedure carried out under anaesthetic. In a male animal, both testes are removed from a small incisions made in the scrotum. In females the uterus and ovaries are removed via an incision either on the left side or underneath. There are lots of benefits and reasons why you should… Read more »

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My dog has dry, itchy skin – what can I do?

A question we commonly hear is, “My dog has dry itchy skin. He occasionally gets rashes, bumps or hot spots. What can I do?” There are many reasons why a dog has dry itchy skin, below is a list of different problems and the way to treat and prevention.

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Why castrate my cat

Some pet owners ask us whether their (male) cat has to be castrated – after all, there isn’t the risk of pregnancy and kittens with a male cat. We recommended that cats are castrated for several reasons: A castrated cat is less likely to fight with other cats, which reduces the incidence of bite wounds,… Read more »

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