Tracheal Collapse In Dogs

Tracheal Collapse In Dogs Tracheal collapse is a progressive dynamic respiratory condition where the cartilaginous rings of the trachea weaken and no longer hold their shape causing the windpipe to cave in and flatten during respiration. When this occurs a dog will often struggle to breathe and have a dry, harsh cough. This [...]

Emergency Vet Care For Your Pet

Pet Health Conditions That Require Emergency Vet Care There's nothing worse than your pet or horse being unwell and you aren't quite sure what you should do. Do you rush into the vet clinic or get the vet to come to your property, or do you utilise the services of an online vet? [...]

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 Male Dog? What Age Is Best?

When To Neuter A Dog? What Age Is Best A common question that vets are asked is when is the best time to neuter my dog? In the past, most veterinarians would have quickly replied with an estimate of around 6-9 mths old being best. But now, with studies looking at the relationship [...]

Lumps & Bumps On Skin – When Do We Worry?

When Do We Worry About Lumps & Bumps On 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 [...]

Brachycephaly In Dogs

Brachycephaly In Dogs: What To Do To Help Them Breathe Brachycephaly in dogs is a structural condition where a dog has a "short head" i.e. a very flat face with very little length to its nose. Dogs and cats with this type of skull conformation often have problems breathing, and sadly, many will die. In [...]

Why Your Dog Can’t Breathe: Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome

Why Your Dog Can't Breathe: Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome It's not uncommon for owners of brachycephalic dog breeds such as French and English Bulldogs, Pugs, Pekingese, and Shih Tzus to be concerned that their dog can't breathe. These breeds have a shortened skull with very little normal nose that predisposes them to issues [...]

Hip Dysplasia In Dogs: What Is It & How Do We Treat It?

Hip Dysplasia In Dogs: What Is It & How Do We Treat It? Hip dysplasia in dogs is one of the most common arthritic conditions that dogs suffer from.Many owners express worry about their dog's sore hips, especially when they may struggle to exercise and get up from a sitting or lying down position.In this [...]

Can You Spay a Dog In Heat? What Dangers Do You Need To Know?

Can You Spay A Dog In Heat? Dangers And Recommendations Your bitch has reached sexual maturity and is due to be spayed, you're thinking that you'll book that spay surgery appointment and then you discover - she's in heat! We all know that a heat cycle lasts approximately 3 weeks. Does it matter [...]

Dog Tooth Extraction: Cost, Benefits, Treatment

Dog Tooth Extraction - Costs And Treatment It's not uncommon to find that your pet has a broken tooth. Or your vet discovers a fractured tooth during a routine health check such as when you present your pet for vaccination. Most animals that have broken teeth display few, if any, signs of pain. [...]