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News2020-09-18T00:49:02+10:00

Arthritis

Ouch! Do you ever experience sore joints on a chilly morning? Like humans, our furry best friends can experience aches and pains caused by arthritis. These pains can become more intense over the cooler months - let us teach you a little about this common condition, so you can keep an eye out for symptoms and how to look after [...]

Easter Hazards

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 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 of reach [...]

Separation Anxiety

You've likely been spending lots of time at home during the pandemic, and no doubt your dog has enjoyed this quality time with you. If like many, you've welcomed a new furry family member into your home during this period, they'll be very used to having you around most of the time. This poses a challenge for our pets [...]

Hot Weather & Heatstroke

We all love spending quality time with our pets on a hot summer’s day. However, we need to stay vigilant in summer, as the warmer weather can expose our pets to several dangers. One of these dangers is heatstroke. Heatstroke, or hyperthermia, occurs when your pet’s body temperature rises rapidly. It is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate treatment. [...]

Christmas & New Year’s Hazards

The silly season is an exciting time of year, with Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations giving us plenty of reasons to let loose and celebrate. With an increase of visitors, noises, tasty treats, shiny new toys, and interesting smells, this time of year can be overwhelming for our pets.Here are some recommendations to make sure your furry friends are [...]

Barbecue & Picnic Hazards

With the sun shining and beautiful warm weather upon us – who can resist a picnic or barbecue with friends!?It is a wonderful opportunity to spend time outdoors and the perfect chance for your pet to come along for some quality time together.If you are taking your furry friend along to picnics and barbecues, there are many hazards to watch [...]

Parasites

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 [...]

Grass Seeds

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 [...]

Feline AIDS

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 [...]

Winter Grooming

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 [...]

Senior Pets

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 and prevention

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

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 Hazards

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 [...]

Message from the Team

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 [...]

Furry and Feathered friends

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.

Welcome to our new Website!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website. We have been working closely with Sarah from Sydney Webwise over the past six months, who has done a brilliant job helping us re-design and update our site. We hope you enjoy navigating through it and learning a little more about what’s on offer here at Castle Hill Veterinary [...]

Our Ambulance Service

For ease and convenience, we offer an ambulance service so we can come and see your pets at home if they need their vaccinations, a check up or if they are unwell. If your animal needs further treatment we can bring them back to the hospital. Call us today for more information

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