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! 

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




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 no evidence to suggest that your pet can contract COVID-19. However, your pet may well



Heat Stroke In Dogs & Cats: Signs to Watch Out For & How To Prevent


When the weather is super hot or there is very high humidity we need to recognise the signs of heat stroke 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 s heat stress kills....and it doesn't take long.
Quick Tips To Help Your Pets Stay



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. We hope to 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 this



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.

If you are feeling the effects of inhaling smokey air, it’s likely that your animals are too. All animals whether cat, dog, horse, bird, livestock or wildlife can suffer from breathing issues when exposed to smoke pollution.

While





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


Leptospirosis in Dogs: How It Can Kill Your Dog


Leptospirosis in dogs is not a new disease by any means, but we are starting to see dogs being affected more today than we have in the past. 

Thankfully for all of us, it's a disease that can be prevented or at least, the effects lessened by vaccination and practising some careful husbandry around our homes and when out and about. 
What Is Leptospirosis?
Leptospirosis is a serious infectious disease that not only can cause

Top Tips To Keep Your Pet Healthy & Warm This Winter


Brrrr, the cold weather doesn't just affect us, but our pets and horses definitely feel it too. I often get questions through our online consult service about how we can make our animals more comfortable when the temperature plummets so here are all some top tips to help you out. 
Rug Up and Keep Warm
One of the first things we need to do is to make sure our pets or horses



Are You Killing Your Fat Cat With Kindness?
While a fat cat can provide plenty of laughs on YouTube or Instagram, it's no laughing matter when we consider the risks to their health. As we discussed in our article on obesity in pets an overweight pet, whether a dog or a cat just doesn't have the long life expectancy that we would love them to have. 

Being overweight can cause and exacerbate several health conditions.

While many cats fit a normal weight range




WARNING: Bova Injectable Omeprazole Contains Testosterone


Press Release from Racing NSW

WARNING TO TRAINERS FROM RACING NSW AND BOVA AUSTRALIA BOVA OMEPRAZOLE 100MG/ML INJECTION

Racing NSW Stewards have been provided with the analytical results from the Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) confirming the presence of the Anabolic Androgenic Steroid testosterone in a bottle of Omeprazole 100mg/mL injection manufactured by BOVA Australia used for the management of gastric ulcers.

Racing NSW and BOVA Australia are working together to identify the source of the testosterone, which is not used in

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