Spring allergies and your pets.

The onset of warmer spring weather is when we humans experience allergies in the form of hay fever. During this period, our pets can also experience a flare-up in sensitivities and allergies to the en...
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Dog owners warned of 'deadly' switch in popular pet treat.

It's often used to reward good behaviour or keep canines still at bath time, but vets have issued an urgent warning that peanut butter can kill. With healthier alternatives on supermarket shelves tha...
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Why do dogs tilt their heads?

Dogs tend to hang around humans but do they really love us—and what's with the head tilt? Their affability might be due to two genes known to influence sociability in mammals. Gradually genetics turne...
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Bird watching Walk arranged by Friends of Melville Bird Sanctuary

The next Bird watching Walk arranged by Friends of Melville Bird Sanctuary will be on Thursday 14 July from 8.00am to approx 10.00am.  Attendance is free.  If you have time constraints, you may leave ...
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Disturbing incident involving Black Swans down near Attadale Dog Reserve

Most of us are captivated by the sheer beauty and elegance of Black Swans, their sweet companionship with one another, and the way they take care of their young… also WA’s bird emblem. Being violent t...
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Science proved you and your Rotweiller fall in love when you look in each other’s eyes

Dog owners already know in their bones that they and their pets love one another. Now, a new study has confirmed it, finding that love is chemically apparent after dogs and their owners gaze into one ...
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‘People have unrealistic expectations’: Disturbing reality pushes vets to distress

A romanticised image of veterinary work as “all puppies and kittens” masks the disturbing reality that vets are four times more likely to die by suicide than the Australian general population, and twi...
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Study Proves That Your Rottweiler Really Is Deliberately Manipulating You

Your dog may be a master manipulator, deliberately making puppy eyes, to pull at your heartstrings, according to a study into a ploy many mutt owners have long suspected. The research suggests that do...
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June is Senior Month at Bicton Veterinary Clinic

JUNE means that here at Bicton Veterinary Clinic, we will be celebrating our senior pets. Did you know that once your pet reaches 7 years of age, they are more prone to developing complex health conc...
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Anal Glands

It is iconic. But the real reason dogs (and some cats) drag their backside across the lawn (or your brand-new rug) might surprise you. Here's what it is and how to help… Worms almost always get the ...
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Dogs can understand more complex words than we thought

Dogs can understand more complex words than we thought Our furry friends might be understanding more than you think. By MARGO MILANOWSKI  A family pooch probably knows the words “sit” and “stay,” bu...
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Leptospirosis: Vets issue warning over potentially fatal bacterial disease

Australian vets have issued a warning after a rare but potentially fatal bacterial disease was found in New South Wales and the Northern Territory. A spate of leptospirosis, a rodent-borne bacterial ...
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May is parasites, flea, tick and rash month

If you're a pet owner, you know that keeping your furry friend healthy is a top priority. And while most people are probably familiar with parasites like tapeworms and roundworms, there are other pest...
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There's a Reason People Love Puppy-Dog Eyes

There's a Reason People Love Puppy-Dog Eyes An anatomic feature shared by humans and dogs has helped domesticated canines develop an ability to mimic and respond to human emotions, according to a stu...
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Home delivery for pet food and medications is now available if you are isolating due to Covid-19.

As part of our commitment to the community, Bicton Veterinary Clinic is now offering the option of home delivery of food and medications for your pet if you are experiencing Covid-19 and are having to...
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Hyde Park users warned after birds found sick with rare botulism

Residents have been asked to stay away — and to keep their furry friends away — from Hyde Park’s lakes after sick birds were found. WA Seabird Rescue told the City of Vincent last month its volunteer...
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Covid

With the impending opening up of Western Australia's borders, we will be implementing some new procedures to help with the continuing service that we provide to the community. These changes will be u...
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Bicton Veterinary Clinic needs your help to stand up against bullying, intimidation, harassment and false information in the work place

Our small family-owned business, Bicton Veterinary Clinic, recently became the subject of false, intimidatory and misleading comments by a well known Perth vegan activist. We believe that bullying, in...
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Dr Kay is recovering from her recent surgery

Dr Kay recently had surgery for a much-needed overdue repair on her hand. As a result, Dr Kay will be off work for a few months (if we can keep her out of the clinic) but we have been fortunate enough...
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Veterinary clinic sues vegan activist

Veterinary clinic sues vegan activist Bicton Veterinary Clinic has brought defamation charges against vegan activist Tash Peterson, after she posted a video to social media claiming the clinic was...
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Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is an important viral infection of cats that occurs worldwide. The virus was first discovered during the investigation of a disease outbreak in a previously health...
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The Aussie Backyard Bird Count

The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is on again. This is a citizen science program that encourages people to count the birds they see within 20 minutes of their backyard, local park or any other area. Your...
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Lets talk about Glyphosate

So, what is glyphosate, where will I find it, what will it do to my pet, and what do I need to do if poisoning occurs? Glyphosate is a non-selective systemic herbicide that is applied to plant foliag...
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Animal Road Accident Awareness Day

No animal deserves to be left in the road like rubbish following a road traffic accident. Today is a day to remember the fallen and to help spread the message of how there’s still a chance to change t...
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It's world animal day

World Animal Day is a day of action recognised worldwide for animal rights as well as welfare. It is celebrated on 4 October, Francis of Assisi feast day, the animals’ patron saint. The mission of th...
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Be kind to animal week

From the 1st - 7th October it is National Be Kind to Animals Week. Be Kind to Animals Week is a nationwide initiative to encourage and inspire people of all ages to be kind to our furry, feathered an...
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Renewal of your pet's registration

A quick reminder that animal registration renewals are due by Sunday 31st October 2021. Dogs must be registered and microchipped from three months of age; and cats must be registered, microchipped and...
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