Macarthur Veterinary Group
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Arthritis In Dogs

Arthritis, or osteoarthritis to give it its proper name, is very common, affecting one in five adult dogs. It is more prevalent in older dogs of medium-large breeds, but pets of any age and any size can be affected by this painful degenerative disease. Read More.

Canine Nutrition

A high-quality balanced diet is very important particularly during your pup’s first 12 months. Your pup has different nutritional requirements to an adult dog, including extra protein requirements for muscle development and calcium for bone growth. Read More.

Normal Weights In Dogs

What are the Normal Weights of Dog Breeds? Check to see if your canine friend has packed on a few extra kilos.
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What is Canine Parvovirus?

Canine parvovirus (CPV) infection is a relatively new disease, appearing first in 1978. It is highly contagious and typically characterized by the development of severe vomiting and bloody diarrhoea. The prevalence of parvovirus in the Macarthur area is high. Read More.

Caring for your senior dog

Pets age more quickly than we do. The old saying that one year equals seven dog years is more or less true. We consider your dog to be "senior" at around 7 years of age. After this, they generally age more rapidly, especially the larger breeds. Read More.


Pyometra is an infection of the lining of the uterus. It is a serious, potentially life-threatening disease that can affect any non-desexed female dog or cat. What casues Pyometra? Read More.

Heartworm Prevention in Dogs

The prevention of heartworm disease is one of the most important things that you must do for the health of your dog. Heartworm is the most serious of all the worms, and intestinal ‘allwormer’ tablets do not prevent... Read More.

Puppy Care

We are trained in all aspects of caring for puppies, and would like you to think of us as your best source of advice. Your pet’s health is our primary concern, and we are here to help, to answer any questions that you may have, and provide the best possible care for your pet. These notes outline the all of the important health care issues for your puppy. Read More.

Anal Sac Disease

Anal Sac Disease is quite common in dogs and occurs occasionally in cats. It is the most common cause of ‘scooting’ behaviour - where a dog drags its bottom along the ground. Read More.

Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is an abnormality in the development of the hip joint. It creates laxity (excessive movement) within the joint which causes abnormal wear, arthritis and pain. Hip dysplasia is most common in large breed dogs such as Rottweilers, German Shepherds, Labradors and Retrievers. Read More.

Intestinal Worms

Your dog can be infected by a variety of intestinal worms. Regular worming is essential to protect your dog, and to protect your family. Some intestinal worms can be transmitted to people and can even cause blindness in children. Young pups are very prone to intestinal worms. Read More.

Vaccinations For Dogs

Responsible pet care requires puppies to be taken to the vet for their initial course of vaccinations, but this cannot protect them for the rest of their lives. The immunity weakens over time and your pet can again become susceptible to disease. Should your pet become infected, treatment can require frequent visits to your vet and possibly hospitalisation.

However, not all diseases can be cured and disability or death may result. The only practical means of protection is vaccination! Read More.