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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Brachycephaly in dogs

Brachycephaly in dogs and what you need to do to help your dogs breathe Brachycephaly in dogs is a condition where a dog has a very flat face or what I like to call a "squish face". The skull is shorter and often the dog has problems with breathing. In this video, Dr Leigh discusses [...]

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

Why Your Dog Can't Breathe And What You Need To Do I frequently hear from brachycephalic dog owners that "My dog can't breathe what do I need to do?", or "My dog snorts like he can't breathe" even "My dog snores more than my hubby!". Hearing these comments alerts vets that there is a major [...]

Hip Dysplasia In Dogs: What Is It?

What Is Hip Dysplasia In Dogs? Does your dog seem sore in its hind end? Perhaps, he might have trouble getting up from lying down? Veterinarians are often asked to look at a dog where the owner has described the issue as being 'sore hips'.  Once your vet examines the dog, 9 times out [...]

Can you spay a dog in heat? What are the dangers and what can you do.

Can You Spay A Dog In Heat? What Are The Dangers And What Should You Do? Oh no - can you spay a dog on heat? Ugggh!!! It's one of those timing things that has happened to many of us! Your young bitch is due to be spayed....and what do you know? She [...]

Dog Tooth Extraction: Cost/Benefit/Management

Dog Tooth Extraction: Cost, Benefit and Management   Sadly, dog tooth extraction is not as uncommon as you might think. Broken teeth are a common finding in both dogs and cats. Vets discover these broken teeth during routine health checks such as when you present your pet for vaccination. Most animals that have broken [...]

Why Desex (Spay/Neuter) My Dog?

Why Desex (Spay/Neuter) My Dog? Whether your dog is male or female, the decision to desex can be a difficult one for some owners. There is a lot of confusing information on the internet, and a lot of conflicting opinions, even amongst vets. This post we will give you a breakdown on why desexing is [...]

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