Keeping Your Pet Safe

Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe. Whenever you are out with your dog, keep it on a secure lead. This will prevent accidents, like the dog running on the road and getting hit by a car, attacks from other dogs, snake bites, escape and getting lost and fines from the...

Ear Infections in Dogs

Ear Infections on Dogs. Sadly, ear infections are common on dogs. They can be very painful and irritating to the dog and need to be treated with veterinary care. Some breeds of dogs are more likely to get ear infections and there are things that can be done to help...

Dog’s Incredible Noses

The Dog’s Incredible Nose. Thousands of dog’s are employed around the world to use their incredible nose to solve problems and keep us safe.  Professional scent detection dogs are trained to sniff out almost anything, including drugs, explosives, fire...
Looking After Your Pet in Isolation.

Looking After Your Pet in Isolation.

We all want to stay safe and keep others safe by staying at home during this international crisis. To avoid unnecessary contact, I am able to offer tele-medicine consultation by telephone or video linking. There are obvious limitations, but I am confident many...
The History of Pets

The History of Pets

We don’t know when humans first started keeping pets, it was well before writing was invented, before we had permanent houses or grew crops. It is presumed that as long as 50,000 years ago, hunter and gathers began to form relationships with animals beyond them being...

Christmas trading hours.

South Coast Veterinary Services will be closed from Saturday, December 21, 2019, until Monday, January 6, 2020 for any routine house calls. A vet will be available to regular clients for urgent appointments or deliveries during this time if you contact Glynis by text...

Pet Safe Gardening.

Safe Gardening. Poisonous plants can mean a disaster for the family pet.There is a great website with a comprehensive list of toxic plants for easy reference www.poisonousplants.ansci.cornell.edu which I recommend you keep book marked. It is not...

Perception in Horses

Horses are a  well adapted prey animal, their senses have evolved to allow them to know what is going on in a large area around them, so they can be aware of predators and protect themselves. Horses live a group and their senses are adapted to make communication...