Entries by sumHill

Puppy’s First Vet Visit

Congratulations on your new family member! A new puppy is always an exciting time for the entire family. Who can resist the wagging tail, puppy kisses and all too big paws of a growing pup Whether you are a veteran puppy parent or not, it is always a good idea to bring your new little […]

Is your pet holiday ready?

Preparing for the holidays can be stressful- to help make things easier for you Dr Lydia has put together a checklist to ensure you don’t need to have that last minute emergency visit to the vet! Print a copy of the checklist below and take some time to go through it – if you notice […]

My cat is missing

We have put together a guide to help owners with lost cats. Whilst it is not a guaranteed way to find your missing cat, we have found that a lot of these tips have had some success. A lost cat is one of the most heartbreaking things a pet owner can experience. Unfortunately having an […]

Tick Season

We had our first paralysis tick patient last week. A little poodle had just returned from a trip to the bush when his owner noticed a paralysis tick on his ear!   His owner was vigilant and kept up to date with his flea and worming treatment however not all flea products protect against ticks.  […]

New Anaesthetic Machine!

We can now keep our small patients warmer (& safer) than ever during their anaesthetics. Meet our new anaesthetic machine: not just a pointless bit of technology! When our patients are under anaesthetic it’s very important to stop them getting cold which can slow their recovery and healing but the smaller they are the harder […]

Stress Free Cat Visits

Do you want your fur-baby to have the most stress free visit at the vet? We definitely do! A few weeks ago the team here at Summer Hill Village Vet were lucky enough to have Tracy from VetPrac deliver an enlightening training session on cat behaviour. Vets, nurses and receptionists learnt more about how to keep […]

About: Hyperthyroid Cats

Hyperthyroidism is the most common metabolic disorder in middle-aged cats (> 8 years old). What is Hyperthyroidism and what causes it? It is the over production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid glands. In most cases it is usually due to a benign overgrowth of the glands. However, malignant tumours have been reported to be […]

Help! I found a stray kitten

Almost everyday we get phone calls from people who have found themselves in possession of a little stray kitten – or sometimes even a litter of stray kittens! Unfortunately due to the number of stray cat colonies around Sydney there is always an abundance of homeless kittens. Despite the good intentions of the community to […]