GVH Comings and Goings

March was a busy month of international meetings for Dr Max. First he and Nuclear MedicineTechnologist Jane, headed off to Knoxville, Tennessee to attend a three day meeting on Veterinary Nuclear Medicine. Knoxville was founded in 1786 and is the third largest city of Tennessee with a population around 250,000. Tennessee Theatre ~ Knoxville [...]

By |2017-02-09T00:20:57+11:00February 8th, 2017|Winter 2011|

NEW… K9 Kid’s Club

Gayl O’Grady from Puppy Pre School and Canine College and Aine Corbett from Canine College are pleased to invite kids and their dogs to join the K9 Kid's Club. It will teach the children safety with dogs and how to be a responsible dog owner, as well as simple commands and tricks.The course is presented [...]

By |2017-02-08T17:25:24+11:00February 8th, 2017|Winter 2011|

The Facts About Toxoplasmosis

What is Toxoplasmosis? Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by a protozoal parasite Toxoplasma gondii. The organism lives in the intestine of members of the cat family however it can also infect a large number of other intermediate hosts including rodents, birds, humans, sheep, goats, pigs, kangaroos etc. Toxoplasmosis infection in cats: Cats are [...]

By |2017-02-08T17:24:31+11:00February 8th, 2017|Winter 2011|

Dreaming Dogs

It has been proven that your pooch (and cat) may well be in the “land of nod”, dreaming when asleep. Typically they may exhibit muscle twitching, or leg paddling which looks like a running action. Obviously it is very difficult to determine what a dog dreams of you cannot ask them to relay the [...]

By |2017-02-08T17:22:21+11:00February 8th, 2017|Winter 2011|

Spaniels: Why Do They Get Ear Infections So Often?

One of the attractions of owning a spaniel is their long, silky luxurious ears.  While they look terrific, these ears have several design faults.Firstly, they hang downwards, blocking the entrance to the ear canal, which means it is harder for the air to circulate. This means that the external ear canal (the cartilage tube [...]

By |2017-02-08T17:20:39+11:00February 8th, 2017|Winter 2011|

Old Age Is To Be Enjoyed NOT Endured

Now you can give your best friend a new lease on life.  Remaining active and alert is often the best way to live a healthy life in older age; it’s no different for your dog. As your dog ages, you may notice some changes in energy levels and behaviour. Common symptoms include: Reduced alertness  Increased tiredness [...]

By |2017-02-08T17:18:43+11:00February 8th, 2017|Winter 2011|

Ben The Hero

 It’s not just the immediate employees of GVH who are animal lovers, but also their nearest and dearest. It was on Friday 11th March that Ben - employee of Ray White Real Estate in Cherrybrook and the 21 year old son of GVH stalwart Jane- was driving away from a property inspection when he noticed an [...]

By |2017-02-08T17:11:20+11:00February 8th, 2017|Winter 2011|

Just For Fun

If Only...  Schnitzel von Krumm and Yello watch the other neighbourhood dogs go to the park. The Talking Dog This guy sees a sign in front of a house: "Talking Dog for Sale." He rings the bell and the owner tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard [...]

By |2017-02-08T17:09:14+11:00February 8th, 2017|Winter 2011|