As the weather warms up, we start to see more parasite problems for all sorts of pets.Here are some of the more common parasites we come across, as well as some information on the problems they cause and how to get rid of them.FleasFleas are relatively easy to spot, and if not, your pet will let you know! Look out [...]
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Springtime means grass seed season, and for something so tiny, they can cause a lot of big problems for your pet! The issues they can cause range from minor discomfort right through to potentially life-threatening conditions. Grass seeds are naturally designed to travel – they are small, lightweight, come in all different shapes, and are spiky or sticky, meaning [...]
The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) causes feline AIDS and is relatively common in Australia and New Zealand, with up to 25% of domestic cats testing positive for the virus. This disease is incurable. It compromises the efficiency of a cat’s immune system by killing or damaging cells – allowing them to be far more susceptible and likely to succumb to [...]
Grooming your pet is just as important in winter as it is during the rest of the year – it’s not just about looking good, but promoting good health and comfort. Every pet’s coat is different, so it is important to make sure you understand how to look after them properly. If you are not sure, speak to us before [...]
Aging is an unavoidable part of life, and when it comes to our pets, some will age without any major issues, and some will need a little extra TLC. It is important to know what age-related changes look like and how to manage them appropriately, so we can ensure our pets are comfortable. When does my pet become a [...]
Dental disease is one of the most common but preventable diseases in pets. It is not only painful and uncomfortable, but the procedure to clean and remove teeth becomes more complicated and often more costly the longer it is left untreated. What is dental disease? Dental disease is caused by a bacterial infection that builds up in a substance called [...]
Arthritis can affect one or more joints anywhere in your pet's body. The most common joints affected are the hips, knees, shoulders and elbows. Most of these joints depend on a layer of cartilage acting as a cushion between two bones. Arthritis causes this cushion to deteriorate, resulting in the bones rubbing against each other, leading to discomfort and reduced [...]
Easter can be an exciting time for both adults and children. While we prepare for Easter, it is essential to keep an eye on potential dangers for your furry friend. Chocolate Chocolate contains both caffeine and theobromine (a chemical compound found in the cacao plant) which can be fatal to our pets. It is important to keep chocolate out [...]
Castle Hill Veterinary Hospital was established over 60 years ago and is an A class Small Animal Veterinary Hospital. We aim to provide the highest quality veterinary care for your pet and exceptional customer service. We are a team of over 20, who are all dedicated to ensuring your pets are healthy and happy as we understand how important [...]
At Castle Hill Veterinary Hospital we also treat your small furry and feathered friends – Rabbits, Guinea pigs and birds.Rabbits need vaccinations against Calicivirus annually and we recommend that they get desexed as well.If any of your pocket pets or feathered friends needs attention we are here to help them.