Seasons Greetings

MERRY XMAS, HAPPY HANUKAH, HAPPY DIWALI !! Everyone in the GVH team would like to wish our clients and their pets the very best for the holiday season. Whether the year has been a good one for you and your family, or one with more challenges than you really needed, we feel privileged to [...]

Hot Summer = Hot Spots

"HOT SUMMER" = "HOT SPOTS" "Hotspots" are a familiar summer-time problem for many owners of long-haired dogs. A hotspot is basically a focal area of bacterial dermatitis. It occurs because the bacteria which normally live on the skin- the "normal flora"- are given better than usual conditions in which to grow. Given ideal conditions- at [...]

Help Your Pets Cope With Storms and Fireworks

As we come closer to Christmas and the New Year, it’s important to remember that our celebrations can have quite a negative impact upon our pets.  Christmas involves many changes in routine, parties, visitors and excessive noise in the neighbourhood.  Summertime also means a higher occurrence of thunderstorms.   New Years Eve can cause severe [...]


PANORAMIS (spinosad + milbemycin oxime)Year-round parasite prevention is key to keeping your pet healthy and happy.  It's important to remember to protect your pet from parasites - which can be a difficult task given the number of parasites you need to worry about and all of the different medications needed to treat them. With that in [...]

Paralysis Ticks

At Gladesville we always see a number of tick paralysis cases each Summer, but this Spring we seem to have had more than we normally do, and they've presented to us earlier in the year than usual. Since it looks as though we might be in for a "bad" tick season, a reminder of what [...]

Administering Medication to Your Cat

Often when we hand over a bottle of pills for a cat who is a little under the weather, we are confronted with an expression of dread on the part of an owner contemplating the prospect of having to actually administer those pills. We know what you're thinking: it's easy for us, after years of [...]

Being Alex

Our front-of-house feline shares his thoughts on the challenges and responsibilities he is faced with on a day-to-day basis.   Oh dear, it's that time of the year again. When the usually sane humans (if there is such a thing) that I have to work with suddenly start to go a bit kooky. I swear [...]

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