Entries by sumHill

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 […]

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 […]