8 Indoor Enrichment Activities During Winter

Just like us, our furry friends crave a mix of physical and mental workouts. While outdoor adventures are unbeatable, we know it can be hard to keep up with daily walks as the days get shorter or in p...
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Arthritis, the pain is real!

Joint health is crucial for pets of all ages and breeds, as it plays a key role in their mobility, comfort and overall quality of life. One of the most common joint issues that pets face is arthritis,...
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How to Tell if Your Pet is Feeling the Cold

As the chilly winds and frosty mornings of winter settle in, it's important to remember that our furry friends need extra care to stay warm and comfortable. Just like humans, pets can feel the cold to...
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Tips for Caring for Your Senior Pet

As cherished members of our families, our pets bring boundless joy and companionship into our lives. However, as they age, they require special attention and care to ensure they remain happy and healt...
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Belmont Veterinary Hospital Certified as a Great Place to Work™

At Belmont Veterinary Hospital we’ve always believed that our people are our greatest asset. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that we are officially certified as a Great Place To Work™ by Great P...
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Five Essential Tips for Supporting Guide Dog Handlers

In this special edition of our blog, dedicated to International Guide Dog Day, we focus on celebrating and honouring the partnership between guide dogs and their handlers. As we explore five indispens...
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Heartworm Defence: A Guide to Protecting Your Pets

As devoted pet parents, ensuring the well-being of our beloved fur babies is our top priority. Among the potential health concerns, heartworm disease emerges as a silent yet severe threat. In this blo...
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How to get more value out of veterinary visits

There’s more to vet visits than vaccinations and remedies. Every appointment is an opportunity to learn something new!   While you might be attending a routine appointment for a vaccination, health c...
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Sweet Temptations, Furry Cautions: Navigating Chocolate Hazards for Pets

Indulging in a piece of chocolate is one of life's simple pleasures for us, but when it comes to our furry friends, it's a different story. Chocolate, although delicious, poses serious health risks to...
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How to Ease Thunderstorm Anxiety in Dogs

Thunderstorms occur all year-round across Australia and can be terrifying for our pets. As responsible pet owners, it’s crucial to understand how to comfort and care for our dogs during these intense ...
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Paws for Love: How to Tell That Your Pet Loves You

The unique and heartwarming connection between humans and their pets often leaves us wondering, “How to tell that your pet loves you?” While our furry friends may not express feelings like we do, they...
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Dive Into Pet Pool Safety

Over the summer, many pet owners find relief for their furry companions in the cool waters of a swimming pool. While swimming can be an excellent form of exercise and a refreshing activity for pets, i...
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The Paw-sitive Impact of Pet Grooming

Pet grooming is more than just a spa day for your furry friends; it's a holistic practice that contributes significantly to their overall well-being. In this blog post, we'll delve into the various be...
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New Year, New Pet Routines: 5 Simple Steps to Kickstart 2024

As we usher in a new year, it's the perfect time to set positive intentions and embrace healthier habits, not just for ourselves but also for our beloved pets. Your furry companions are an integral pa...
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How to Help Keep Your Pets Cool This Summer

Unlike us, dogs and cats don’t have enough sweat glands to help them keep cool. They have their own solutions for cooling down. Dogs pant, so make sure they’re in well-ventilated areas. Cats use groom...
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Snake Bites and Your Pet

As the days get warmer there’s nothing better than being outside with your pet, whether that means playing with your cat or dog in the garden or taking your pooch to the beach or woods to play some ga...
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How to choose the right parasite protection for your dog

Since all dogs are unique, a “one size fits all” approach doesn’t apply when it comes to parasite prevention. To help you choose a safe and effective parasite protection program for your individual po...
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Slug and Snail Bait: Pet Safety in the Garden

Right about now, Australian gardeners are arming themselves with bait, getting ready to stop snails and slugs in their tracks.  While this is one of the most effective ways to take care of these pesk...
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Spring into Action: The Importance of Exercise for Your Canine Companion

As dedicated caregivers to our beloved four-legged friends, it is essential to recognise the significance of exercise in maintaining the health and happiness of our canine companions. Regular physical...
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Spring is the Start of "Kitten Season"!

One of our favourite parts of spring is that the days are getting longer, and there is more daylight to enjoy leisure activities when we get home from work.  This increase in sunlight also has an eff...
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Pet Winter Care Tips

With winter here, it's important for pet owners to take extra care in ensuring their furry friends stay warm and comfortable. Just like humans, pets can be susceptible to the cold weather and may suff...
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Tips for managing your dog’s anxiety

Dogs show us they’re feeling anxious through their body language and actions, but it can be hard to know why they’re feeling like this, and the best ways to help them.  Dogs can experience anxiety fo...
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Do you need to groom your pet?

Grooming is a great way to strengthen the bond between you and your cat or dog. It involves regular brushing, bathing, clipping nails, and trimming fur. While some owners prefer to take their pets to ...
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Caring for cats in their senior years

The life span of a cat is defined by stages depending on its age. Cats are commonly referred to as ‘senior’ once they reach ten years of age. When your cat nears the senior stage of their life, it’s t...
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Make your pets teeth sparkle!

As a pet owner, you want to ensure that your furry companion is healthy and happy. One aspect of pet care that is often overlooked is dental care. However, dental problems can cause pain and discomfor...
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Acting on command

Training your dog to be obedient can have many benefits. These include: Safety: a dog that is well-trained to obey commands can be kept safe in a variety of situations. For example, a dog that will c...
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Are you a scent-sible pet parent?

Scented oils and candles can be dangerous for dogs because they contain essential oils, which are highly concentrated plant extracts. These oils can be toxic if ingested, inhaled, or if they come into...
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