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234 Power Road, Endeavour Hills, Vic 3802


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“Our Commitment To Your Pet Lies In The Quality Of Our Care”

It is not easy to diagnose hairloss in pets. We diagnose hairloss using a combination of clinical assessments, imaging technologies, laboratory analysis and the likes, some of which are indicated below:-

Some of the Disease Conditions that are associated with Hairloss of the Feet are:-

  • Atopy
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Discoid lupus erythematosus
  • Demodectic mange
  • The pemphigus group
  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Interdigital pyoderma
  • Thallium poisoning

Some of the Disease Conditions that are associated with Hairloss around mucocutaneous junctions such as the mouth, nostrils and anus are:-

  • Pemphigus vulgaris
  • Bullous pemphigoid
  • Candidiasis
  • Thallium poisoning
  • Drug eruption
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis

Some of the Disease Conditions that are associated with Hairloss around the Trunk and Andomen are:-

  • Flea allergy dermatitis
  • Feline endocrine alopecia
  • Male feminizing syndrome
  • Hypoestrogenism
  • Adult-onset growth hormone deficiency

Some of the Disease Conditions that are associated with Hairloss in different areas are:-

  • Demodectic mange
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Pyoderma
  • Superficial staphylococcal dermatitis
  • Cutaneous neoplasia
  • Autoimmune skin diseases
    • The pemphigus group
    • Bullous pemphigoid
    • Systemic lupus erythematosus
    • Discoid lupus erythematosus
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Subcorneal pustular dermatosis
  • The deep mycoses
  • Seborrhea
  • Nodular panniculitis
  • Cutaneous candidiasis
  • Zinc-responsive dermatosis

Some of the Disease Conditions that are associated with Hairloss around the Face are:-

  • Demodectic mange
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Canine and feline acne
  • Feline food allergy dermatitis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Discoid lupus
  • Pemphigus erythematosus
  • Pemphigus foliaceus
  • Canine solar dermatitis
  • Atopy
  • Epidermolysis bullosa simplex/dermatomyositis
  • Juvenile pyoderma
  • Lipfold pyoderma
  • Subcorneal pustular dermatosis
  • Notoedric manage
  • Drug eruption

Some of the Disease Conditions that are associated with Hairloss of the Ear are:-

  • Dermatophytosis
  • Demodectic mange
  • Sarcoptic manage
  • Pemphigus erythematosus
  • Pemphigus foliaceus
  • Seborrhea
  • Marginal ear pinna alopecia and seborrhea
  • Periodic ear pinna alopecia of miniature poodles
  • Subcorneal pustular dermatitis
  • Solar dermatitis (cats)
  • Cold agglutinin disease
  • Fly bite dermatitis
  • Bacterial otitis externa
  • Otodectic otitis externa
  • Atopy


Some of the Disease Conditions that are associated with Hairloss due to Endocrine Disturbances are:-





Intense hyperpigmentation
Thickened skin
Dry, brittle coat

Cold intolerance
Weight gain

Canine Cushing’s syndrome

Thick skin, lack of skin elasticity
Calcinosis cutis
Pigmented macules

Muscle weakness
Abdominal enlargement

Sertoli cell tumor

Thin skin
Pigmented mucules

Pendulous prepuce

Male feminizing syndrome

Hyperpigmentation and lichenification of the caudal abdomen and flanks

Attraction to male dogs

Adult-onset growth hormone deficiency

Variable degrees of alopecia and hyperpigmentation of rump, flanks and body


Estrogen deficiency

Patchy alopecia of flanks and back
Very soft skin
Very soft and fine hair

Occasional urinary incontinence

Feline endocrine alopecia

Alopecia of caudal abdomen, rear legs
Occasionally diffuse truncal alopecia



Diffuse truncal alopecia
Milder hyperpigmentation

Testicular atrophy

As you can appreciate the problems are many and will need to be identified. It is therefore recommended that your pet is seen by us at the earliest, to prevent the problem progressing and causing other complications. Early recognition and treatment means that your pet will recover sooner, and will therefore be far more comfortable. It is not only significantly more difficult to treat a pet in an advanced stage of the disease, as well as far more expensive, but one also has to take into account the significant pain and stress your pet is under by not being treated at the earliest.

We sincerely recommend that you please call us on (03) 9700 0857 or (03) 9700 1307 to schedule an appointment at the earliest. We do not believe in berating our clients for presenting the pets late, as we believe that this is counter productive. It is not our intention to cause you any embarrassment, offence or anxiety. Our approach is now that you have presented your pet to us, how do we go forward from here, not only keeping your pet’s welfare at heart, but also working with your wishes and limiting factors. We do approach all cases presented to us with a level of sensitivity. As pet health care professionals we will present our assessment and treatment in a professional manner and factually as possible.

You may not be aware that in older pets multiple problems often arise as aging affects all body systems. As pets age they become increasingly vulnerable to diseases. The three leading causes of non accidental death in pets are cancer, kidney disease and heart disease. Older animals seldom suffer from a single disease. One problem may markedly influence the course of another. Ageing is characterised by progressive and irreversible change. Pets are likely to start having diseases associated with ageing between 7 and 13 years. Smaller dogs tend to live longer than large dogs. The quality and length of life of older pets can be improved through regular health checks (every 6 months). A thorough clinical examination will help define some of these problems.

Because we do care for the welfare and interest of your pet, we do go out of way to ensure that your pet can access medical or surgical attention in time of its need. It would also interest you to know that:-

  1. We do pride ourselves in the quality of our services.
  2. We do provide a 24 hour on call service.
  3. We also offer payment plans through a third party, provided you meet the criteria as set out by the financing institute.
  4. If you cannot bring your pet to us, we will come to you as we do have a fully equipped pet ambulance.
  5. We also do house calls.
  6. Your pet will receive a very high level of care given the level of diagnostic and monitoring equipment that we have on hand.
  7. We do welcome you to take a personal tour of our facility.
  8. We also provide pet grooming services
  9. We also provide puppy classes. Puppies are trained not only indoors, but also outdoors, bring exposed to outdoor noises and traffic in a controlled environment. The puppy training classes are run by Mr Hans van Heesbeen. For more information you can visit www.k9coach.com.au
  10. We do care for our wildlife, and work very closely with wildlife carers providing veterinary care where needed.
  11. We take an active part in community services and proudly support Service Dog Training, by way of providing veterinary services to working dogs of individuals with disabilities. Please see www.servicedogtraining.com.au

If you have not used our services before, we do suggest that you try our services and see the differences for yourself. From our analysis we find that over 30% of all new patients are referred to us by existing clients, and a further 25% of all new patients are brought in by existing clients. Our clients travel from as far as Camberwell, Clayton, Fitzroy, Ringwood, Chelsea, St Kilda, Port Melbourne, Pakenham, to name but a few. From the level of service we provide, you would come to understand that we are not your average Veterinary Services provider. We do recommend that you bookmark our web address www.petcarevet.com.au

Our staff are very friendly and courteous. We are very easily accessible. We are located at 234 Power Road, Endeavour Hills, at the intersection of Power Road and Heatherton Road, Endeavour Hills, just off the Monash Freeway. Please note that parking is at the rear.