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! 

When Is The Best Age To Desex A Dog?
One of the first questions many new dog owners have for their veterinarians is when is the best age to spay or neuter their dog. 
It is a question that is fraught with controversy and conjecture, but now we have the evidence to provide an informed answer for you all. 

Latest Research On Spay And Neuter Timing
The latest research by the University of Davis, California published in July 2020 advises that the best age

Signs and Symptoms Of Poisoning In Dogs
The thought of your dog being poisoned is distressing.

Every year several thousand dogs die from accidental poisoning with early symptoms and signs often being missed until it is too late to save them.

We want to help you to recognise the early and different symptoms your dog might have when they have been poisoned, and what to do to treat them if this happens.

In short, the signs and symptoms of poisoning in dogs and cats

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.

Normal vital signs include taking measurements and observations of the heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, capillary refill time and mucous membrane colour and hydration status.


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 type of rickettsial bacteria.

E.canis can be found worldwide and is

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,

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