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! 

Signs and Symptoms Of Poisoning In Dogs
Every year we hear hundreds of stories about dogs being poisoned at the park or even in their own backyard.

Perhaps your dog is acting weird and you’ve heard these horror stories.

In this article, we will discuss the signs and symptoms of dog poisoning and how you can recognise if your dog has been poisoned.





If you prefer to watch a video, Dr Leigh discusses signs and symptoms of poisoning in dogs in this

How To Assess Normal Vital Signs In Cats and Dogs?
Learning how to recognise when something is wrong with an animal is one of the most important skills you as an owner can learn.
But before we learn what is abnormal, first, we must first learn what the normal vital signs for dogs and cats are.







In this article, I am going to explain some simple things you can do today to help you recognise what is normal so that if

Common Cat & Dog Poisons
Sadly accidental pet poisoning is not uncommon so in this article, we reveal the most common cat and dog poisons that vets receive calls about. As we always say, if you are aware of the risks, then you can prevent the worst from happening.




Every year thousands of pets eat something they shouldn't.
If you are concerned about something your dog or cat ate, it is far better to get in touch with a vet to work out

Cat Sneezing: Common Causes
Bless you! We’ve all heard the sound of a cat sneezing – gosh they sound cute! But, when do we need to worry? When is a sneeze, not just a tickle but a sign of something more ominous? In this article, we will help you to decide when you need to seek expert vet advice.




Just like us, our cats can sneeze for a myriad of different reasons.

Sneezing is a completely normal response to irritation of the nasal

Ehrlichiosis in Dogs: Is Your Dog At Risk Of This Tick-Borne Disease?
With the recent discovery of Ehrlichiosis in dogs located in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, it is vital that we are vigilant to prevent the spread of this notifiable disease that can cause significant illness. UPDATE: It has spread to the Northern Territory. 



What Is Ehrlichiosis In Dogs?
Ehrlichiosis is a tick-borne disease caused by the organism Ehrlichia canis a rickettsial bacteria.

E.canis can be found worldwide and is most prevalent in

How To Prevent Separation Anxiety In Dogs
Separation anxiety in dogs is a common problem that can be very difficult to manage. Like many behaviour problems, prevention is better than cure. We discuss how you can help your dog from developing anxiety and depression.



What Is Separation Anxiety In Dogs?
Separation anxiety is the common term for a behavioural problem where a dog becomes highly stressed when they do not have contact with their owner or other people.

Many of these dogs struggle to

Cats and Ferrets May Catch Coronavirus Covid 19
Latest studies show that cats and ferrets may be more susceptible to coronavirus than we first thought. Learn what precautions you need to take to keep those in contact safe.






In our previous article on Coronavirus COVID 19 in Dogs, we mention how on April 5th 2020 a tiger at a zoo in the US tested positive to COVID 19 and a cat in Hong Kong tested positive on March 31st. This indicates

Can My Dog Catch Coronavirus Covid-19?
A quick primer on the COVID-19 virus, the danger to dogs and what precautions you can take. Updated 6 April 2020




With the recent announcement that COVID-19 is a human pandemic, should dog owners be worried that their furry friend or any other animal can catch Coronavirus COVID-19?

Well, the answer isn't quite as simple as a Yes Or No.

At this point in time, there is minimal evidence to suggest that your dog can contract COVID-19. However,


Heat Stroke In Dogs & Cats: Signs And Prevention

When the weather is super hot or there is very high humidity we need to recognise the signs of heatstroke in dogs, cats and other animals as disaster can happen all too quickly.
Many vets around the country are fighting to save lives due to heat stress. Please, please be extra vigilant as heat stress kills....and it doesn't take long. In this article, we explain how to keep your pets safe and also

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