Pets, on average, age five to eight times faster than humans. By age two, most pets have already reached adulthood. At age four,  many are entering middle age, and beginning around age seven, your pet enters his or her senior years.

Because pets age so rapidly, major health changes can occur in a short amount of time. The risk of cancer, diabetes, obesity, arthritis, heart disease and other serious conditions all increase with age.

Annual health checks can help us diagnose, treat or even prevent problems before they become life-threatening. They're also a great opportunity to ask us about nutrition, behaviour or any other issues.

Identify your pets real age using the charts below then call us today to book a health check for your pet.

Caring for the family pet involves a lot morethan just fresh food and water each day. Remember the adage “Prevention is better than cure?” ….. well that especially applies to animals in the form of vaccination.

Vaccinations protect our pets against a number of incurable and often fatal diseases such as Parvovirus and Distemper in dogs and Feline Enteritis and Cat Flu in cats. These viral diseases don’t respond well to medications and treatment is difficult, expensive and often unsuccessful.

For most of us, caring for our teeth and gums has been part of our daily routine for as long as we can remember. If we don't we risk not only having bad breath but also plaque build up and gum disease. Just like you, your pet needs dental care too.

Teeth and gum problems are some of the most common conditions we see in dogs and cats with over 80% of animals over 4 years of age affected to some degree. The severity of gum disease is dependent not only on age, but also on diet and breed with small dogs and cats being more commonly affected.

Thousands of pets are destroyed each year simply because they lack identification. This is why we recommend microchipping as part of our preventative healthcare campaign for all pets... and word is spreading fast.

Microchipping is now compulsory in Queensland and all puppies purchased should already be microchipped by the breeder, however pets can be microchipped at any age.

A Microchip is a tiny identity chip about the size of a grain of rice, which has a 15 digit unique number encoded to it. It is injected under the skin of your pet and stays there for life as a permanent form of identification. The microchip can be read by passing a scanner over the skin. Once in place it cannot be lost, removed or altered for the life of your pet.

After your pet is microchipped with us, it is registered on a national database called the Petsafe Database. All lost pets taken to pounds or the RSPCA are scanned and if a chip exists it is cross checked on the database ensuring a quick call and a happy reunion.