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! 

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

How To Choose The Best Music For Dogs & Cats

With over 60% of Australian households owning a pet it's highly likely that most of us would have left on some music for our dogs and cats while we popped out on an errand or headed to work.
I think it's fair to say that we can recognise when our dog or cat is listening to music, but how do we know if they are actually enjoying this music and how do

Wildlife Rescue: How To Help Wildlife In A Bushfire Emergency
Sadly, the need for wildlife rescue efforts with the current bushfire emergency crisis in Australia is at a peak. In this article, we provide you with a source of information so that you can provide the care these animals deserve.



One of the biggest questions we get asked is "when do we need to seek veterinary assistance and how can we help?"

The following is a quick guide to assist you in making

Dangers Of Smoke Inhalation For Pets, Horses & Livestock

Whether your animals have been in a house fire, bush fire or they are in an area where smoke haze has blown in, smoke inhalation for pets, horses and livestock can result in significant health problems. We discuss how smoke affects animals and what you can do to limit the effects.


If you are feeling the effects of inhaling smokey air, it’s likely that your animals are too. All animals whether cat, dog,





Food That Kills: Taurine and Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Dogs are succumbing to a taurine related dilated cardiomyopathy, and dog food is the cause. We have a problem in the pet food industry, it's called a BEG diet or rather a boutique, exotic ingredient and/or grain-free diet.
It's the diet implicated in the worldwide occurrence of dogs suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy due to a deficiency or inability to absorb, taurine. But adding taurine isn't going to make this problem go away. 
The pet food

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