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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! 

Hey Doc: Ask Dr Leigh July 3 2018
On the first Tuesday of every month Dr Leigh answers your questions for free in the series Hey Doc: Ask the vet with Dr Leigh.

Ask any question about your cat, dog, horse or pocket pet.

This month Dr Leigh discusses:
1. Selenium supplementation in horses
2. How to stop dogs from licking each other's ears?
3. How to contain a cat to inside only?
4. What to do for a dog that has gone acutely lame?
5. After a

Diagnosis of lumps and bumps on skin of dogs and cats
Finding a lump or bump on the skin of our pets can be a little frightening. What if it's cancer? Diagnosis of lumps and bumps is vitally important so that you know what is going on and can decide what the best course of treatment is for your pet. In this article, I discuss how vets diagnose lumps and bumps on the skin of dogs and cats. 




Could the lump be skin

Signs of dementia in pets and how you can delay progression
Our pets are living longer than ever before due to advances in veterinary medicine, sadly this means we are seeing more signs of dementia.

In this tutorial, Dr Leigh discusses what the signs and symptoms of dementia are for cats and dogs, and the steps we can take to slow progression of this cognitive dysfunction.

We need to remember it's not just old dogs and old cats that might show signs of

When do we worry about lumps and bumps on skin of our pets?
As you have probably heard me say before, prevention is better than cure, well in this circumstance we might not be able to prevent, but we can certainly look out for and act immediately when we see lumps and bumps on skin of our pets.

In this FB Live session, Dr Leigh discusses why getting to know your pet and its lumps and bumps on skin are crucial for

Colic symptoms in horses
One of the scariest and deadliest problems horse owners and carers must deal with is colic. Knowing what colic symptoms are in horses is absolutely vital.

If you know your horse's normal vital signs, then you will recognise colic symptoms and be on the alert for other problems.

In this talk Dr Leigh discusses the following:
What is colic?
Colic symptoms
Normal vital signs in horses
Colic definition
Signs of colic
Types of colic
How colic is treated

If you wish to read more about colic in horses,

Brachycephaly in dogs and what you need to do to help your dogs breathe
Brachycephaly in dogs is a condition where a dog has a very flat face or what I like to call a "squish face". The skull is shorter and often the dog has problems with breathing.

In this video, Dr Leigh discusses brachycephaly in dogs and how many of these dogs struggle to breathe and have what is called brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome.

The following conditions are discussed in more

Learn all about colic in horses: Signs, Causes and Treatment
Colic in horses is one of the worst fears we can have as a horse owner.  Truth be told it's not too pleasant for us vets either!

When a horse starts to show colic symptoms our blood pressure rises and we have that deep profound worry. Will my horse need to be put to sleep? Will my horse need surgery? What will it cost for colic surgery to save my horse?

What Joint Supplements Are Best For My Cat, Dog Or Horse
In this video Dr Leigh discusses joint supplements and what active ingredients have evidence to show that they work.
Avoid wasting your money on products that don't work.

In this video Dr Leigh talks about glucosamine, chondroitin, green-lipped muscle and pentosan.

If you have questions ask them below. We'd love to hear what you think. Remember our online vets are available 24/7 to give personalised advice about your pets and horses.



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How To Handle Grief When An Animal Dies


Grief.

There would be few of us that haven't experienced this enormous emotion that is grief. It can be a very vulnerable time for not only the person experiencing the grief but all of those in this person's life.




How we share and channel our grief can also have long-lasting and potentially devastating consequences on those around us.

There are many emotions that can be associated with an animal dying. We often think of sadness

The Best Dog Food To Give Your Dog: Challenging The Mythical One And Only Safe “Traditional” Canine Diet
Article written by Cheryl Steele and  Dr Leigh Davidson









Determining the best dog food to feed your beloved dog is a challenge for many of us. While our focus is on the health of man's best friend, in many situations we are being fooled by the marketing genius of expert advertising and PR.

Choosing what to feed our dogs has become

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