Pet Care Tips

Here you'll find Dr. Kevin's helpful tips on pet care. You can use this list below to filter the articles!

March 16, 2016

The best part of Easter is the sweet treats that fill your house, but not for your pet! Cats and dogs should avoid the types of Easter foods you’ll be snacking on. Every year we warn pet owners on the seriousness of chocolate poisoning. But why is chocolate so bad? Surely a little bit won’t Read more...

March 16, 2016

As veterinarians we can always give medicines to stop that itch, but not all of these medicines are safe to use long term. What we need to do is work together (pet owner and vet) to find out why they are itching. Below are some simple tips and first steps to help reduce that itch: Read more...

January 8, 2016

Our very own Dr. Kevin provides 5 top tips for keeping your pets happy this summer. Build the exercise up slowly The New Year is here, and it’s time to step back into our exercise routines (or start new ones!). Australians love Summer and so do our dogs. More daylight means more hours to spend Read more...

December 11, 2015

We all love a treat over Christmas, but making sure your pet has the right ones is important. It’s normal to go a bit over the top with food over the festive period, but whist you’re being merry it’s important to make sure your pet doesn’t join in. The following items are bad for your Read more...

July 14, 2015

Did you know about the “Hay & Veggies” diet? Offer an unlimited amount of fresh grass, grass hay and weeds to your rabbit. The “Hay and Veggies” diet consists of lots of hay, fresh grass, weeds and fibrous grasses, plus a large and varied selection of greens and vegetables every single day.  This is undoubtedly the Read more...

December 20, 2014

On Grandstanders, Jane and Craig chat to veterinarian Dr Kevin Foster about pet allergies. With Spring being allergy season for humans, Jane and Craig ask Dr Kevin if pets are also affected by the changing of the seasons. While they may not sneeze and sniffle like us, dogs and cats can get itchy and inflamed Read more...

December 20, 2014

On Grandstanders, Craig and Jane chat to veterinarian Dr Kevin Foster about looking after pets this festive season. With the weather starting to heat up, Dr Kevin reminds us to be mindful of the heat: heat stress in dogs is pretty common. Especially with “squishy-faced dogs”, it is important to keep canine companions inside in Read more...

November 26, 2014

Resident vet Dr Kevin Foster chats to The Grandstanders about overweight guineapigs, dog diets and cat-cercise! Dr Foster talks about the problem of overweight and obese animals, and discusses how it is our responsibility as pet-owners to ensure that they are healthy and not overfed. Although it may be tempting to slip the dog tidbits Read more...