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Puppy Problems? Don’t Scold it – School it!

Is there anything more loveable than that little bundle of puppyness you chose to make a part of your family? Even the coldest heart would …

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Cats and the veterinary practice

At Sugarloaf Animal Hospital, we recognize that due to your cat’s uniquely feline character and quirks, a trip to the Vet can be hugely stressful …

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Pets of a certain age…

We are lucky to see many older animals at the Sugarloaf Animal Hospital.  Many of them we have literally known since they were just babies, …

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Rabbit Calicivirus Disease RCD in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie

Rabbit calicivirus disease (RCD) is a very serious infectious disease that can kill pet rabbits in Australia.  There is some confusion about some aspects of …

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When dogs attack people – a veterinarian’s perspective

I have been asked many times for my opinion on situations where dogs attack people.  There have been numerous events around Newcastle over the last …

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Feeding as a Method of Attracting Wildlife to your Garden

While working as a veterinarian and an animal health and welfare advocate, I make a big effort to upset people as little as possible.  But …

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What do I feed my Eclectus Parrot?

Even in the case of humans, dogs, and cats (species which have been extensively studied) absolute knowledge about all nutrient requirements are not even close …

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