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About palmbeachpetdr

Pet Doctors are a family pet practice located in Palm Beach, Queensland Australia. Our vets are highly trained and will treat your family pet as we would our own. Pet Doctors offer a wide range of Gold Coast veterinary services including xray, ultrasound and a Mobile Vet Service.

Common Skin Lumps in Pets

Uh oh! You were having a lovely cuddle with your pet when you felt a small lump on their skin… what could it be, and does it warrant a vet visit? Here’s what to do when there are skin lumps … Continue reading

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What Are Whipworms?

Whipworms (trichuriasis) are intestinal parasites that are most commonly found in dogs, and sometimes in cats. They are relatively small with a maximum length of 5-8 cms and are called whipworms for their thin, whip-like front end that carries a … Continue reading

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My Pet Won’t Eat

There are countless reasons why your pet might stop eating and several important indicators to see when your pet’s appetite is “off”. For example, if he eats, how quickly he eats, if he seems interested in eating to only walk … Continue reading

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That’s a tick for parasite prevention

Is your pet up-to-date with a thorough routine of external parasite prevention? Depending on your dog or cat’s home environment and lifestyle, common parasites that could hitch a harmful ride on your pet include fleas, paralysis ticks, brown ticks and … Continue reading

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Tummy Troubles

When our pets are suffering from tummy troubles, we empathise with them and want to relieve their troubles as soon as possible (even if we’re pretty sure their symptoms are the result of some cheeky food scrap stealing). However, it … Continue reading

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Medicating cats and avoiding “cat-astrophes”

While we prescribe various oral and topical flea, tick and worming medications for our feline patients, we understand that medicating cats at home is not always easy! Here’s how to keep home treatments for your resident feline friend low-stress.

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About Addison’s Disease

Addison’s disease (or hypoadrenocorticism) is a sneaky endocrine disease that can be confusing as it often mimics other conditions. The disease results in a reduction in corticosteroid and mineralocorticoid secretion from the adrenal gland.

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Fruits and Veggies Your Pet Should Never Eat

Adding fruit and veggies to your dog’s diet can be beneficial so here are the ones you should avoid altogether!

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Teething Issues in Young Dogs

Puppies are adorable, but they can be challenging to live with! Here are our tips to help with a few common new teething issues in young dogs.

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What is Gastric Dilation or Bloat in Pets?

When the stomach is filled with gas, food, liquid or a combination the stomach can sometimes become abnormally enlarged or distended. Abnormal positioning of the stomach which is caused by the stomach’s rotation around its axis, ie, the twisting of … Continue reading

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