Emergency vet care for your pet

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 [...]

Snake bite in dogs – how to keep your dog alive

Snake bite in dogs Snake bites 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 [...]

When to neuter a dog? What age is best?

When to neuter a dog? What age is best Just this past weekend I was asked by a friend “when is the best time to neuter my dog?” In the past, I would have quickly replied “oh around 6-9 mths old would be best”, but now, with studies looking at the relationship between [...]

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 [...]

Signs of Dementia In Pets

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 [...]

When do we worry about bumps on skin?

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 [...]

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