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Ehrlichiosis in Dogs: Is Your Dog At Risk Of This Tick-Borne Disease?

Ehrlichiosis in Dogs: Is Your Dog At Risk Of This Tick-Borne Disease? With the recent discovery of Ehrlichiosis in dogs located in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, it is vital that we are vigilant to prevent the spread of this notifiable disease that can cause significant illness. UPDATE: It has spread to the Northern [...]

Can My Dog Catch Coronavirus Covid-19?

Can My Dog Catch Coronavirus Covid-19? A quick primer on the COVID-19 virus, the danger to dogs and what precautions you can take. Updated 6 April 2020 With the recent announcement that COVID-19 is a human pandemic, should dog owners be worried that their furry friend or any other animal can catch Coronavirus [...]

Heat Stroke In Dogs & Cats: Signs & Prevention

Heat Stroke In Dogs & Cats: Signs And Prevention When the weather is super hot or there is very high humidity we need to recognise the signs of heatstroke in dogs, cats and other animals as disaster can happen all too quickly. Many vets around the country are fighting to save lives due to heat [...]

Dog Scooting: What’s the Cause and How To Fix It

Dog Scooting: What's the Cause and How To Fix It?   It's not unusual to see your dog scooting along the ground on their arse seemingly oblivious to the embarrassment that it causes us as owners. I know I used to get horrified when I saw my old girl Pippa doing this, especially [...]

Snake Bite On Dogs – How To Keep Your Dog Alive

Snake Bite On Dogs - How To Keep Your Dog Alive This dog has received a snake bite and has a paralysed tongue as a result. Snake bites on dogs and cats are a common occurrence in both city and rural areas and incredibly, although many pets die, plenty do survive [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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