Wellpets Kallangur Blog

Get the latest news on what's happening at our practice, as well as pet care information and products, on our Wellpets Kallangur blog.

Fledgling

Fledgling

11 October 2018

As we welcome spring and warmer weather we also welcome the season for nesting birds.  You may now notice on your walks fledglings on the ground.

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Allergy season is here

Allergy season is here

11 October 2018

With a spring in our step, there is a new found feeling of motivation to get back into being active. We all know what comes with this change in season… hay fever. Preparation begins about a month before, ensuring we have all the appropriate medication for a sneezing symphony or irritated eyes and a packet of tissues are always on hand. However, what about our pets? 

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The world of parasites

The world of parasites

11 October 2018

Spring is finally here; the sun is shining, the birds are chirping and it seems as if summer is nearly in full swing. While we all love the warmer weather and getting back outside for walks with our favourite furry family members, this hot weather means that parasites are out and ready to strike. 

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Poisonous plants and pets

Poisonous plants and pets

11 October 2018

While the beautiful flowers and interesting new plants adds to the brighter spring atmosphere, there are many that are a danger to our furry friends. 

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Vital Vaccinations for your furry friend

Vital Vaccinations for your furry friend

18 September 2018

The life of a pet parent can be summed up in three simple words: messy, stressful and (above all) rewarding. We would do absolutely anything to keep our furry child safe, and most of the time we forget about one of the greatest dangers that can hurt our pet. 

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Let's learn about nutrition

Let's learn about nutrition

18 September 2018

The world of pet food is as confusing as ever. From different brands to new and interesting treats, it is difficult and stressful to make the decision on what the best food is for our fur child. We also want to make sure that our pet is enjoying the perfect amount of required, wholesome nourishment. 

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It’s time to visit the Vet

It’s time to visit the Vet

17 September 2018

We have all been in that position before. Keeping a watchful eye on that one spot that our furry friend keeps itching. Then the internal fight begins on whether you should take them straight to the vet or are you just overthinking this? 

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Canine Parvovirus type 2c found in Australia.

9 May 2017

There has recently been a lot of reporting on this new virus that has been isolated in Australia for the first time.

We have taken some time to look at the facts about the parvovirus type 2C which has been present in most of the rest of the world for more than 10 years now and has recently been found in Australia.

 

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The Stress Free Vet Visit

15 November 2016

You all know the scenario: It's time for the cat's annual checkup and everyone in the house is a little wound up from the time the appointment is made. Then the day arrives and out comes the dusty old cat carrier (unused since the last visit). Your cat knows the score and starts to become anxious even before being bundled into an unfamiliar box, taken in an unfamiliar car to be put in an unfamiliar building with scents and sounds of other cats and dogs to meet an unfamiliar person who will examine them and maybe even worse! Relax, it doesn't have to be like this! At Wellpets we've always tried to be as welcoming as possible to our feline patients and we are now giving cat owners some tips on how to reduce their cats' stress levels during the vet visit.

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Help - my older pet is not as active as usual.

26 May 2016

As our pets are living longer, we are challenged to find ways to help them to cope with chronic illnesses like arthritis so that they can lead rewarding and fulfilling lives. In this article, we discuss arthritis in pets and how to recognise and treat it.

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