Here you will find lots of animal health articles 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 to Facebook and Pinterest so your friends can learn more too! 

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Brachycephaly in dogs and what you need to do to help your dogs breathe
Brachycephaly in dogs is a condition where a dog has a very flat face or what I like to call a "squish face". The skull is shorter and often the dog has problems with breathing.

In this video, Dr Leigh discusses brachycephaly in dogs and how many of these dogs struggle to breathe and have what is called brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome.

The following conditions are discussed in more

Learn all about colic in horses: Signs, Causes and Treatment
Colic in horses is one of the worst fears we can have as a horse owner.  Truth be told it's not too pleasant for us vets either!

When a horse starts to show colic symptoms our blood pressure rises and we have that deep profound worry. Will my horse need to be put to sleep? Will my horse need surgery? What will it cost for colic surgery to save my horse?

What Joint Supplements Are Best For My Cat, Dog Or Horse
In this video Dr Leigh discusses joint supplements and what active ingredients have evidence to show that they work.
Avoid wasting your money on products that don't work.

In this video Dr Leigh talks about glucosamine, chondroitin, green-lipped muscle and pentosan.

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How To Handle Grief When An Animal Dies


There would be few of us that haven't experienced this enormous emotion that is grief. It can be a very vulnerable time for not only the person experiencing the grief but all of those in this person's life.

How we share and channel our grief can also have long-lasting and potentially devastating consequences on those around us.

There are many emotions that can be associated with an animal dying. We often think of

The Best Dog Food To Give Your Dog: Challenging The Mythical One And Only Safe “Traditional” Canine Diet
Article written by Cheryl Steele and  Dr Leigh Davidson

Determining the best dog food to feed your beloved dog is a challenge for many of us. While our focus is on the health of man's best friend, in many situations we are being fooled by the marketing genius of expert advertising and PR.

Choosing what to feed our dogs has become a job in

How To Treat Hotspots On Dogs
Learning how to treat hotspots on dogs can save you a lot of time, money and pain for your dog.  Any dog can get a hotspot, a painful, red, moist skin infection, and it’s important that you can recognise the signs and treat hotspots before they turn really bad.

Some dogs are more prone to hotspots than others and for some reason, cats don’t seem to get hotspots.

In this article, you will learn what hotspots are,

How To Care For Pocket Pets: Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Ferrets, Rats and Mice

Are you thinking of introducing a pocket pet to your family? Maybe you just want to know that you are on track with how to care for pocket pets like rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs or rats/mice?

In this special episode of Ask The Vet with Dr Leigh, we are joined by special guest Dr Bree from the Avian Reptile and Exotic Vet Hospital in Sydney to talk everything pocket pet.

If you have

Ask Dr Leigh

Every week Dr Leigh has a Facebook Live over on the Your Vet Online Facebook Page where she discusses an animal health topic. Once a month, Dr Leigh will take your questions about your pets and horses and answer them live! Check out the shows below.

The Ask Dr Leigh FB Live show is on every Tuesday 7.30pm AEDT. The first Tuesday of each month Dr Leigh will answer your questions live.

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How To Recognise A Reverse Sneeze? Is My Dog Choking?
The first time you hear your dog reverse sneeze you are bound to think they are choking or are in big trouble! Fortunately, for the majority of dogs, a reverse sneeze although noisy and scary, is not going to kill your dog.

It's a weird sound, a mix of honking, gagging and snorting. Ask your vet to's good for a laugh.
What Is That Choking Sound My Dog Makes?
Many dogs make choking

Why Is My Cat Vomiting?

If you own a cat you know just how they love to find that white carpet and vomit on it! Funnies aside, a cat vomiting is not normal, even if much of what you read on google will say that it is!

In this article, I will take you through some of the reasons why your cat vomits and what you need to do. Our vets at Your Vet Online are available for an in-depth consultation

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