Quakers Hill Veterinary Hospital

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138 Burdekin Rd, Quakers Hill

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Chronic Pain and Arthritis in the Older Cat

Cats are very stoic. It's an important survival instinct not to display signs of physical weakness, if at all possible. It is easy to miss signs of discomfort or pain in your cat. Signs of Chron...
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Feline Environmental Needs

Practical Strategies to Improve Environmental Enrichment for Your Cat Sarah LH Ellis. jfms.2009.09.011 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1016/j.jfms.2009.09.011 1. Provide a safe place eg ...
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Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19)

Quakers Hill Veterinary Hospital has been receiving constant updates from the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) and the Department of Health. Veterinary hospitals have been allowed to continue ...
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Idexx reports negative COVID-19 results for thousands of canine and feline samples

Idexx has tested thousands of dogs and cats, and all came up negative for the coronavirus strain that causes COVID-19. Despite two reports of dogs in Hong Kong testing positive for COVID-19, national...
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Leptospirosis in Sydney

The following information has been provided by Sydney University's Centre of Veterinary Education on 10th July 2019 There hav...
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Senior Care Package

It’s a natural part of life for pets to grow old. Your veterinarian can help enhance the wellbeing of senior pets. Quakers Hill Veterinary Hospital offers a Senior Care Package for dogs and ca...
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Pre-Anaesthetic Blood Test

The well-being of your pet is important when undergoing anaesthesia for any procedure. Anaesthetics used during your pet's operation are extremely safe and a healthy pet undertakes minimal risk. H...
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Cat Facts

Regular veterinary care is the best way to keep your cat healthy and happy. There are almost 4 million cats in Australia, but they are less likely to receive regular health checks than dogs. In 2016, ...
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Adding A Second Dog to Your Family

THE CANINE BEHAVIOR SERIES By Kathy Diamond Davis Author and Trainer Adding a Second Dog to Your Family With one dog in the family, why not add another one? Wh...
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Diet-Related Myocardial Failure in Dogs

Diet-Related Myocardial Failure in Dogs July 23, 2018 (published) Mark Rishniw; Paul Pion; Mark Kittleson on the Veterinary Information Network Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is one of the most co...
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Dog Urine Scalding Your Lawn

This is a reproduction of a recent article printed in the April 2013 edition of the Australian Handyman magazine. The recent rain and humidity has seen our ...
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The Parasite Package - Year Round Internal and External Parasite Protection for Your Dog

The Parasite Package All-in-one parasite treatment package Safe, Simple and Manageable in a busy world. It involves a yearly injection and 2 tablets given every three months. Now even si...
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Complete Care for Every Dog and Cat at Desexing

We understand that desexing your pet is a big decision. It is natural to worry about being parted from your pet. It is a long day for most pet owners. What is involved? Quakers Hill Veterinary Hospi...
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Cat Friendly Hospital

Cat Friendly Hospital Western Sydney Quakers Hill Veterinary Hospital has instituted a number of features to enhance the care and treatment of cats in Western Sydney. The staff are knowledgeable and...
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Feline Parvovirus Outbreak in Blacktown area February 8, 2017

A serious highly contagious feline viral outbreak has occurred in 4 major animal facilitiies in NSW. These include Blacktown Pound, RSPCA facilities in Yagoona and Gunnedah, and the Animal Welfare Lea...
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Not All Pet Food is Safe

A very disturbing article was published in the Australian Veterinary Practitioner. A cat fed exclusively a "no-name" commercial pet meat from a supermarket developed signs of thiamine defic...
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4cyte - A Scientifically Proven Nutraceutical for Joint Problems

For Dogs 4CYTE™ 50g and 100g granules. 4CYTE™ for Dogs is a premium daily joint supplement used to protect and repair damaged joints, and actively maintain joint health. The revolutio...
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Blair Kurtz loses his Battle with Motor Neurone Disease.

Sunday March 12th A professional rugby league career during his university studies and a childhood helping to raise greyhounds stimulated his keen interest and expertise in all aspects of...
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Grain-Free Pet Foods: Fact vs Fiction

Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition), Academy of Veterinary Nutrition Technicians, Wamego, Kansas JUNE 2014 The good news—pet owners are increasingly focusing on their pets’...
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Hills Derm Defense Helps Itchy Dogs

An itching dog is a common problem. Hills Prescription Diet Derm Defense can help improve the quality of life for dogs with environmental skin allergies (ie, Atopy). Skin allergy causes inflammation a...
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Parvovirus Type 2C Confirmed in Australia

Parvovirus Type 2C in Australia Parvovirus hit the headlines mid 2017 after some comments in the media. A recent paper outlined 2 vaccine breakdowns in South Australia. One dog was 6 months old and ...
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Quakers Hill Veterinary Hospital Wins Multiple Awards at Blacktown City Local Business Awards

Quakers Hill Veterinary Hospital first entered the Blacktown City Local Business Awards in 2011 and was successful in its first attempt. Thence, in its support of the local community, it has participa...
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Rabbit Calicivirus

Rabbit Calicivirus – The Facts! Revised Recommendations by the Australian Veterinary Association During the first week of March 2017, a planned national release of the Calicivirus variant K5 ...
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