News & Advice

Information and updates from Avonhead Vets.

Intestinal worms is not a particularly pleasant topic to talk about but one that affects all of our companion cats and dogs. They are exactly what their name suggests – parasites that live inside the intestines. Common types seen are … Read More


Weight gain, leading to obesity, is an increasingly common problem we see in our companion cats and dogs. This can lead to further health risks such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and ultimately shortens the lifespan of your pet. The … Read More


Fireworks & your pets. As enjoyable as fireworks are to us they can be terrifying for animals both big and small. Firework phobia (mainly fear of the loud noises) can present itself in many forms of anxious and stressful behaviour. … Read More


We brush our own teeth several times a day and schedule regular check-ups with the dentist to keep our own teeth in healthy condition, so why would we not do the same for our pets? Dental disease in pets is … Read More


What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis, also known as Degenerative joint disease (DJD) is a crippling condition involving a progressive deterioration of the articular cartilage in movable joints. Cartilage works as a smooth cushion protecting the ends of the bones in a … Read More