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Cane Toad Alert and Action Guide for Pet Owners 

Cane toads are a potential threat to the well-being of our pets, particularly dogs and, though less common, cats. They are poisonous at all stages of their lifecycle, from tadpoles to dried roadkill, and can squirt their toxin up to two meters! Understanding the threat of cane toads Poisoning occurs when a dog contacts a […]

DogFest 2023 Colouring Competition

We had a great time at Dog Fest 2023, held at the Nambour Showgrounds the other weekend! Thanks to everyone who entered our colouring competition. Here’s some of the entries we received. Which one do you think should be the winner?

Tick Paralysis and How to Protect Your Pets

What is Tick Paralysis? Tick paralysis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the paralysis tick (Ixodes holocyclus). These ticks are prevalent along the Eastern Seaboard of Australia, with cases peaking during Spring to Autumn. However, due to the weather patterns in south-east Queensland, paralysis ticks can be found year-round. These ticks inhabit bushland and […]

Heartworm Disease: Understanding and Preventing

What is Heartworm disease? Heartworm disease is caused by a worm that lives in the heart, lungs, and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure, and damage to other organs in the body. Dogs… The dog is a natural host for heartworms, which means that heartworms that live inside the […]

Unraveling Canine Atopy: Understanding, Treating, and Finding Relief

At Nicklin Way Veterinary Surgery, we frequently encounter one of the most prevalent allergic skin conditions affecting dogs: Atopy. In this informative blog post, we’ll delve into the details of this chronic inflammatory skin condition and how it impacts your beloved furry friend. The Main Allergic Culprit: Inhalation of Pollen Atopy is a chronic inflammatory […]

Pawsitively Vital: The Benefits of Spaying Your Cat and What to Expect

Benefits of spaying your cat Did you know that studies have revealed a remarkable fact: spaying your feline friend can extend their life by a staggering 40% compared to their unspayed counterparts? For male cats, this percentage soars even higher, exceeding a remarkable 60%. This longevity boost is primarily attributed to curbing the instinct to […]

August Is Dental Month!

Dental month… We’re all for bright smiles and wagging tails! Did you know that dental disease is the most preventable disease in adult dogs and cats? Just like people, our pets need proper dental care. It’s critical for their overall health! We are offering free dental checks throughout August. During this 15-minute appointment, our qualified […]

Spring is here…is your pet ‘Spring ready’?

Spring has sprung and now is the time to groom your pet to remove the remains of its winter coat. You should also watch out for the hundreds of fleas and ticks that are organising their assault on your pets. Step 1—Hair Have you noticed the tumbleweeds of cat and dog hair wafting over the […]

Voted Most Trustworthy Vet!

So awesome that we were included in “Local Sunshine Coast Vets 10 Trustworthy Vets for your pet’s needs” on Moving to the Sunshine Coast. Check it out … Read the full article here: https://www.movingtothesunshinecoast.com.au/sunshine-coast-vets/ 

What can we do if your pet has dental problems?

Once your pet has been diagnosed with a dental problem, we can begin to treat it. Dental procedures can range from a simple scale and polish to extensive extractions depending on the condition of your pets’ teeth. While dental procedures are routine, any procedure involving anaesthetic carries an amount of risk to the patient. It is […]