Christmas Treats

Banana Carob Dog Christmas Cookies   Ingredients 1 ½ cups ripe bananas, mashed ¼ cup apple sauce 3 cups uncooked oatmeal ½ teaspoon vanilla ½ cup carob chips   Stir together all ingredients until mixed. Roll into balls the size of a small walnut. Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheet. Press flat with a [...]

Christmas Wishes

It’s hard to believe, but another year seems to have flown past. For some there have been sad times, perhaps the loss of a much-loved older pet. For some, there has been the joy of a new puppy or kitten. We, the staff of GVH, feel grateful to have the privilege of sharing such special [...]

Did You Know…????

Cats can’t see in the dark; they need some light to activate the sensor cells of their retinas.   But cats can see well in one-sixth the light needed by humans. One reason is the tapetum lucidum—Latin for “bright carpet” - a layer of glittering cells behind the cat’s retina.   When light comes into [...]

Keeping Cats Indoors

It is becoming more common for cats to be kept entirely indoors. Indoor cats are protected from traffic accidents and injuries and diseases associated with fight wounds, their exposure to parasites such as fleas, ticks and ear mites is minimal and local wildlife is protected from predation. Cats that have pink noses and pale skin [...]

Renovation Update

Yes, our major renovations have actually- finally- begun! As I write this, (November 20th) the whole back half of the building has been demolished, in preparation for the construction phase to begin. The front half of the building, which you’re probably most familiar with- containing the reception area, consultation rooms, pharmacy and lab, remains unchanged. [...]

Why Microchipping is so important

Gladesville Vet Hospital has stray animals brought to us on a daily basis.   Our task is then to try to reunite them with their owners before we are legally obliged to send them to the pound. It is of the utmost importance that all cats and dogs have reliable identification to allow us to [...]

Yes it’s that time again…Ticks and Fleas

With the arrival of the warmer weather, dogs and cats will start to venture outside more, rather than just lying beside a heater. During their romps in the park, walks through reserves or treks around their well-worn neighbourhood beat, they may pick up some seasonal blood-sucking nasties!   The first of these is the paralysis [...]

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