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Eggs Can Get Your Parrot Into a Bind Don’t Let Unwanted Eggs Become a Bind for Your Parrot

To the majority of bird owners, the appearance of an egg can be quite a surprise. First of all, it’s hard to know the sex of your pet bird unless you get it tested, so there’s a fifty percent chance you thought you had a male bird and were wrong! Secondly, many of us...
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Heavy Metal Poisoning From Aviaries and Bird Cages

As responsible pet owners, the first thing that we all want to do is to provide our exotic birds with a safe living environment in a cage, or even better, an aviary. So it’s somewhat ironic that this place of protection is also the source of one of the greatest...
Wing Clipping Continued

Wing Clipping Continued

There is always healthy debate among ornithologists as to whether or not it is right to clip a bird’s wings. Both sides of the argument have valid reasons to back up their point of view, and few, if any, are ever likely to change their mind. Simply put, there is no...

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Wing Clipping

Wing Clipping

At Sugarloaf Animal Hospital we are frequently asked whether or not to clip a bird’s wings.  While we ALWAYS want birds to be able to fly -- because we know that they are healthiest when they can -- we also know there is no simple, universal answer.  There...

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Foods Toxic for Dogs

Foods Toxic for Dogs

Watching What you Eat? Remember to Do the Same for Your Dog!  The start of a new year is a time when many of us try to repair the calorie damage done over the festive season. Now that my belt has been reduced to nothing more than a fashion accessory rather than...

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

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 melt after a look from those sorrowful puppy eyes, while even the grumpiest amongst us cannot fail to be cheered up by that...

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Cats and the veterinary practice

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 for all concerned. No-one wants to take their cat to the Vet – and the cat most certainly doesn’t want to go, just like...

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Pets of a certain age…

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, freshly arrived to their new home and family.  They may have even attended our famous Puppy Preschool!  But like all living...

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