Entries by sumHill

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 […]

Leptospirosis: Should I be scared?!

As you may already be aware, there have been five recent cases reported of Leptospirosis in dogs around the inner-city area of Sydney. We understand that this would cause a lot of concern for all dog owners in the inner west as such we have put together this short summary to shed some light on the […]

Perfecting the Art of Potty Training Your New Pet

Everyone gets excited thinking about bringing a new fury ball of joy home. You start thinking about playing games with it, feeding it, and developing a real bond with your new play mate! But something you may not be considering, is potty training… not the most enjoyable part of getting a new pet. However, potty […]

Do Dogs Smile? Understanding Pet Facial Expressions

Facial expressions are as much important integral aspect of the social behaviour of other animals as they are to humans. Each facial expression of your furry friend carries meaning, and it takes some understanding to figure it out with pin-point accuracy. Dogs, being the most common pets in human society, grab more attention than other […]

Introducing Knose Wellness Plans!

I have great news for pet owners struggling to budget for the best health care for their pets. As a result of suggestions brought to us by our clients, we are about to launch the option of regular monthly payments to take care of all of your pet’s preventative health care needs! I know, it […]

What to Expect Before, During, and After a Pet Dental Cleaning

A pet’s dental cleaning is very important so as to maintain hygiene and avoid any future dental issues. Many pets suffer from toothaches or mouth related issues after the age of 3. This can make them irritable and may impact other organs too. Regular cleanings at home are essential but professional examinations are just as […]