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 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

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


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

How To Choose The Best Dog Coat

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When choosing the best dog coat for your pooch there are a few considerations we need to think about. For many of us looking good is important, so naturally, we want our dogs to look their best too.  But not all dogs enjoy wearing clothes or costumes or, actually need to. Read on to learn how to choose the best dog clothes for your dog.
Does My Dog Need A Coat

Dog Ear Infections - Learn How To Treat & Prevent
One of the most common questions we get asked in online consults is from owners who have concerns about dog ear infections. Sadly, many dogs suffer from chronic ear inflammation (otitis externa) and this causes them a lot of pain and the owners a lot of frustration. 
It really doesn't have to be this way. Read on to learn how our team of vets recommend treating an ear infection and most importantly, how you

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