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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! 

How To Adopt a Dog That Suits Your Family
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Buying a dog or choosing to adopt a dog or a puppy is a big decision for many people. Choosing to give a dog a home has long term consequences. You need to be ready to provide that adopted pet with a stable, loving and healthy environment until the end of their life. For some dogs, that could be close to twenty years.

In this article, we are going to discuss the decisions

What to Feed a Cat with Triaditis
My 13yo cat has been diagnosed with Triaditis/Pancreatitis - I was wondering what food alternatives there are for her.  Hills is very expensive - could I feed her Advance?  She is also on Cerenia injections daily which help her tremendously.  I can’t afford the $70 odd dollars every week for Hills. Thanks and regards
Sally, Hopper's Crossing, Vic
Hi Sally,

Gosh, sad to hear about your puss. It is always best to do as your vet recommends,


Tiger Snake in Sticky Situation Saved by Point Cook Vet


Sometimes as a vet, you never know what will walk, or slither, through the doors of your vet clinic. For Dr Karen Davies



of Direct Vet Services in Point Cook, Victoria, today was one of those days when a Tiger Snake was brought to her clinic.



While Dr Karen usually treats cats and dogs, she often gets called upon to help other local critters such as farm animals and wildlife. Snakes

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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

Petstock Mount Gambier Vet: Interview with Dr Teresa Priddle


My story of how I ended up as a Petstock Mt Gambier Vet
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


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

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