One of Illumination’s big non-Minions hits, The Secret Life of Pets took a Toy Story-like tale to the dogs – and cats, and rabbits, and birds…

It was a huge success, and has inevitably spawned a sequel.

Now we have our first glimpse of it, with a character trailer centred around the star of the show, Max, and his visit to the – eep – vet.

What strange creatures you can encounter in a doctor’s office…

The Secret Life of Pets 2 – complete with Patton Oswalt (who voiced Remy in Disney-Pixar’s Ratatouille) replacing Louis CK as the voice of Max – is set to be let off the leash and into cinemas in mid-2019.

Make an appointment with the original The Secret Life of Pets at JB Hi-Fi.