Vets warn a rise in cat poisonings from deadly flowers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   28 November 2018 Vets warn a rise in cat poisonings from deadly flowers With summer festivities fast approaching it’s more important than ever to keep pets safe! Many pet owners keep toxic foods (i.e. chocolate) from paw’s reach but often forget the dangers blooming in their gardens or floral arrangements. According [...]

Desexing your pet – what you need to know

Desexing your pet - what you need to know This week's Hey Doc with Dr Leigh focuses on desexing your pet and what you need to know. If you haven't read our other article on "when it's best to neuter your male dog" then head over there after you've listened to this tutorial. [...]

Oh no my dog has eaten rat bait – what now?

Oh no my dog has eaten rat bait - what now? Whether you noticed that your dog has eaten rat bait, or you are highly suspicious that your dog has eaten rat bait there are a few things you need to be aware of so that your pet's life is not at risk. Rat bait can kill [...]

Is the pet food you’re feeding harming your pet?

Is the pet food you're feeding harming your pet? Grain free is the buzzword for pet food. Forget “raw food” and “kibble”. It’s all about the grain free. That’s the thing. However, grain free has a dark and dirty secret. It isn't quite the pet food that you thought it was cracked up to be. What you [...]

What does paralysis tick do to dogs and cats?

What does paralysis tick do to dogs and cats? If you live in Australia, especially along the eastern seaboard then you need to be aware of the tick  Ixodes holocyclusis otherwise known as the paralysis tick. These ticks inject a toxin into the dog or cat (also farm animals) when it feeds. The paralysis tick toxin [...]

Heart disease monitoring form for pets

Download your own heart disease monitoring form Heart disease monitoring is crucial to ensure your pet is enjoying a good quality of life. Keeping an eye on your pet is crucial when they have heart disease and also as they get older and heart disease hasn't yet been diagnosed. Often there are subtle signs that [...]

How to recognise & manage heart disease in your pet

How to recognise & manage heart disease in your pet Heart disease or heart failure is a common cause of death in our pets. Sadly, often it has gone unrecognised because owners aren't familiar with the signs and symptoms of heart disease. It's not about turning you all into veterinarians, but it's about giving you [...]

Pet dental care: Top reasons why our pets need dental care

Top reasons why our pets need dental care Our pet's dental care needs to be a top priority because just like us, poor dental hygiene can lead to disease and ill health. Over 85% of dogs and 70% of cats from the age of 3 years suffer from dental disease. We can prevent this by utilising at [...]

Pet Obesity: Why it’s a problem for your pet

Pet Obesity: Why it's a problem for your pet Our world is in the midst of a pet obesity crisis.  There are some pretty scary statistics when it comes to our pet's obesity problem! According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) nearly 59 percent of cats and 54 percent of dogs are affected. [...]

Top tips to help your pet lose weight

Hey Doc: Top tips to help your pet lose weight Tonight's tutorial from Dr Leigh focusses on things you can do to help your pet lose weight. If you haven't checked out our post on Pet Obesity it's a good idea if you do. Then watch the tutorial and try and implement these changes into [...]

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