Mosman Vet Blog

Them bones, them bones…

The weather is cooling down, which means that older pets can start to feel stiffer and more painful in their joints. Once your cat or dog reaches 7 years of age they are classed as ‘senior’ pets, the equivalent of turning 50 years old! Osteoarthritis is a disease that affects up to half of middle-aged and older cats and dogs, so here are some tips to help your senior pet with arthritis....


PICTURE ABOVE: 'Marmalade'- one of our much loved & regular boarders, is a distinguished 17.9 year old cat (= 88 years old in human years!). He is currently on joint supplements to help alleviate his osteoarthritis and is doing well.



This May/June we are running our 'Does Your Pet Have a Secret' campaign to highlight the special needs and health changes that can affect older pets. Most owners are aware that dogs and cats age faster than humans. However, did you know that a 7 year old dog or cat is equivalent to a 50 year old person! This is an age when most men and women start to take better care of their health and have regular check-ups with their doctor. Just as this is important for us, it is also important for our pets.

Read on to find out how you can save $150!




Ruby is a gorgeous one-year-old Cocker Spaniel who visited Mosman Vet last week because she’d eaten a potentially lethal dose of Lindt dark chocolate! Chocolate can be toxic to pets, so keep an eye on your furry friends with so much chocolate around this weekend.

If you suspect or know your pet has eaten chocolate, give us a ring at Mosman Vet immediately, or North Shore 24-Hour Vet Hospital on 9436 4884 if Mosman Vet is closed.

Read on to find out more about chocolate toxicity and Ruby’s story.


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