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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How To Recognise & Prevent Paralysis Tick In Dogs and Cats

How To Recognise & Prevent Paralysis Tick In 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 [...]

Heart Disease Monitoring Form For Cats & Dogs

Monitor Your Cat's or Dog's Heart Condition Download this heart disease monitoring form to help ensure that 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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Pet Obesity: Why It’s A Problem For Your Pet

Why Pet Obesity Is Dangerous 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 weight problems! According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), nearly 59 per cent of cats and 54 per cent of [...]

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