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 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

Dr Tegan Stephens interview: unusual and exotic pet vet


Today we talk with Dr Tegan Stephens who works as an unusual and exotic pet vet in Sydney, Australia. Her days are filled with treating many different species of animals.  
How I became an unusual and exotic pet vet
I’ve been reptile mad since I was a toddler and always had it in my head I would one day be a reptile vet.



While at university I realised it was very hard to have a

Dr Debbie Osborne Interview: Life at The Alice Springs Veterinary Hospital



Tell us a little about your life and how you got to Alice Springs
I grew up in “The Shire” and never dreamed I would end up living more than walking distance from a good surf beach, except if I were lucky enough to be able to work as a vet in a ski resort.

After working as a vet in Sydney for 18 months, I slowly made my way to the UK

Basics of horse fitness and training guidelines


Whether you are a pleasure rider or an elite rider, a racehorse trainer or jockey, understanding the basics of horse fitness and training will improve the well being and longevity of your horse by keeping them injury free. 



The basis of any fitness training program whether it is with horses or for people is to stimulate adaptions in the muscle, heart and lungs.

The fancy word for this is the Overload Principle, and basically, that means that

Why snake bite in dogs is an emergency


Snake bite in dogs and cats are a common occurrence in both city and rural area and incredibly, Australia is home to 10 of the most venomous snakes in the world.

As soon as the weather warms, we start to see more snakes out and about. This coincides with us letting our pets outside more as well as taking out our pets for bush walks, jaunts to the park and spending time at the

How to crate train your dog - a step by step guide:


Crate training your new dog or puppy is one of the first things that most veterinarians recommend you do when you bring your new family member home. Read on to learn the key steps on how to crate train your dog. 

The key to crate training a puppy is that the crate will become your dog's "happy place". The crate is the place they will retreat to have some time out,

Why crate training makes bringing home a puppy so much easier

An Owner's Perspective To Crate Training
I'd heard why crate training makes bringing home a puppy so much easier, but initially it wasn't top of mind. We’ve all done it, you bring home a new puppy and you are so filled up with the cuteness and the toilet training and, did I mention the cuteness? I’ve had dogs before, brought home puppies before, so when I read about crate training puppies

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