Bravery award to Sweety

This is a new segment in our newsletter. Quite often we see animals that suffer serious trauma and illness, but have the strength to eventually bounce back and recover. We thought that it would be good to share some of these courageous stories with you, so we have decided to give a BRAVERY award to [...]

Focus on Senior Pet Care

Just like people, geriatric dogs and cats have medical needs which are specific to their particular stage of life; and just as with people, appropriate attention to these special requirements can improve both the length and the quality of their lives.   Dietary management, for example, is an important aspect of care for the senior [...]

GVH Patient Finds Stardom

Sumo, a two year old rust Doberman and one of our GVH regulars (pictured), has recently been plucked from obscurity to scale the giddy heights of media stardom. As Sumo and his mother Lynden were casually taking their daily walk through the streets of Cammeray recently, they were spotted by a roaming talent scout from [...]

Possums in Roof Cavity

In urban areas where there is a shortage of tree hollows, possums, especially brushtails, will seek shelter in a variety of spaces, a popular site being the cavity between the roof and ceiling of a house.   If you are currently kept awake by the noise and are considering relocating them, think again. Possums are [...]

Warning signs in older pet

Here is a list of some of the things you should watch for in an older pet, which could indicate that a trip to the vet is in order.   · Difficulty jumping   · Difficulty climbing stairs   · Stiffness on rising or sitting down   · Limping on or after a walk   [...]

What is a Senior Pet?

You may be wondering whether or not your pet qualifies as a GVH "senior" patient. Many people think that 1 dog or cat year is equivalent to 7 human years, but unfortunately things aren’t quite that simple.   Consider, for example, that most female cats and dogs will have their first heat by the age [...]

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