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Here you will find lots of animal health articles written by our online vets to help you learn more about specific health problems as well as caring for your pets and/or horses. 
You will find articles on the following:

  • dog health
  • cat health
  • horse health
  • pocket pet health

So grab a cuppa and settle in to learn more about pet care and your animal’s health. If you find an interesting article don’t forget to share it on Facebook and Pinterest so your friends can learn more too! 

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28 November 2018
Vets warn a rise in cat poisonings from deadly flowers
With summer festivities fast approaching it’s more important than ever to keep pets safe! Many pet owners keep toxic foods (i.e. chocolate) from paw’s reach but often forget the dangers blooming in their gardens or floral arrangements.

According to pet health insurance product provider PetSure, 340 cats have been treated for lily toxicity in the past five years. Unfortunately, not all pet poisoning cases come up roses,

Dr Jacqui Johnston Interview: Holland Park and Carina Veterinary Clinics


Dr Jacqui Johnstone BSc BVMS is a small animal vet in Brisbane who manages to juggle the demands as a veterinarian with that of a family with young children. Read on to hear about how Dr Jacqui was drawn to a career in veterinary science and what she loves about her role in her Southside Brisbane community at Holland Park Carina Veterinary Clinics.



I always wanted to work with animals and being a

 Simple tips on how much to feed your dog or cat


Following on from our post on how to assess your pet's weight, in this post we're going to discuss how to work out how much to feed your dog or cat.

So many of us overfeed our pets whether it is a kibble diet or meat diet. Obesity in pets is a big problem and it is causing many chronic disease problems.

By learning how much to feed your dog or cat,


How to tell if your pet is overweight


Many of us wonder about our pet's weight, and it's no surprise as some studies suggest that as many as 59 percent of dogs and 52 percent of cats worldwide are overweight. What is surprising, is that according to a recent worldwide survey by Mars Petcare, only 24% of owners recognise that their pet is overweight!

Obesity in dogs and cats is a problem that can cause many health issues. Read on or watch

Dr Joei Potter Interview: Anaesthesia specialist University of Dublin




Dr Joei Potter works as a veterinary anaesthesia and pain specialist at the University of Dublin. Having graduated from Murdoch University in Australia, Dr Joei shares her story about why she chose to specialise in anaesthesia and the struggles she has seen in this profession.


The road to anaesthesia specialist
I am one of those infuriating people who knew what she wanted to be from a very young age.

My dad shares a story



My story of how I ended up as a vet in Mt Gambier
I have always loved animals, especially horses, and ever since I can remember I always wanted to be a vet – except for a brief period when I wanted to be James Bond (according to a story I wrote in grade 5)!

I grew up in Mt Gambier South Australia, a large country town in a way due to agriculture industries.

We had the typical pet cats, dogs, budgies and


Most common pet health conditions that require emergency vet care


Did you know that up to 40% of visits to the veterinarian could be avoided? There are many conditions that pets get that can be treated and helped by veterinary consult via an online telemedicine consult without the hassle and expense of a trip to a veterinary clinic. 

But how do you know that your pets' condition doesn’t require an in-person visit?

A better way to answer this question is to let you know

Dr Tegan Stephens interview: unusual and exotic pet vet


Today we talk with Dr Tegan Stephens who works as an unusual and exotic pet vet in Sydney, Australia. Her days are filled with treating many different species of animals.  
How I became an unusual and exotic pet vet
I’ve been reptile mad since I was a toddler and always had it in my head I would one day be a reptile vet.



While at university I realised it was very hard to have a

Dr Debbie Osborne Interview: Life at The Alice Springs Veterinary Hospital



Tell us a little about your life and how you got to Alice Springs
I grew up in “The Shire” and never dreamed I would end up living more than walking distance from a good surf beach, except if I were lucky enough to be able to work as a vet in a ski resort.

After working as a vet in Sydney for 18 months, I slowly made my way to the UK

Basics of horse fitness and training guidelines


Whether you are a pleasure rider or an elite rider, a racehorse trainer or jockey, understanding the basics of horse fitness and training will improve the well being and longevity of your horse by keeping them injury free. 



The basis of any fitness training program whether it is with horses or for people is to stimulate adaptions in the muscle, heart and lungs.

The fancy word for this is the Overload Principle, and basically, that means that

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