June 30, 2018

After feeding our pet dogs and cats commercially available kibble diets for the past 20 years (and longer if we include time we were kids but not directly involved in the purchasing decisions for the family pets), we have made the switch to raw (ie uncooked) pet food.

W...

October 19, 2017

Does your dog hate storms? Are they just a bit worried  or trembling, puffing and panting and walking up and down when they hear thunder? Scratching at the door to get inside?  Whining or crying? Destroying their bed?  Damaging their nose or claws trying to get somewhe...

August 29, 2017

All  untreated cases of tick paralysis end up looking like a paralysed cat.  However the initial symptoms can be variable.  They may include:

  • Change in voice or their regular meowing sounds.

  • Dilation of the pupils

  • Difficulty in swallowing water o...

July 11, 2017

So you have a new puppy. You are in love and wasting hours of your day taking cute photos and pandering to their every need. But what about the biting?! If it has been a while since you had a puppy you may have forgotten but it is probably coming back to you fairly qui...

June 23, 2017

A question I get asked frequently in the clinic is "How Do I Trim My Dogs Nails?"

Successfully trimming dogs claws begins long before you go to trim them. Can you touch and handle your dog's’ feet to check if they need trimming? Can you see the claws or are they covered...

June 12, 2017

Arthritis is a common inflammatory joint condition which affects dogs, cats and people.  It is a degenerative condition commonly caused by ageing, but can also occur in younger pets due to joint injury or poor joint formation. Common symptoms of arthritis include pain,...

May 23, 2017

Nutrition is commonly neglected with pet budgerigars and cockatiels.  All too often I see owners assume they are feeding a proper diet to their bird when in fact they are not. This is a common reason for many health problems I see.  It is important to continually try t...

April 20, 2017

One of the hardest calls for animal lovers to have to make is when is it time to put your pet down?

Often there is no black and white answer, and often a lot of grey.  Some pets are suffering medical conditions where it is not fair on them to keep them alive and that is...

April 18, 2017

Our dogs and cats are not just pet's. They are family members. As they get older they need more help from us. Ageing people benefit from simple changes that make life easier and more comfortable and so do our furry family friends.

So How Old Is My Pet?

A dog is considere...

April 4, 2017

Within the next couple of days I would expect most of the area who had received some waterlogging to become a swarming mass of mosquitoes, sand flies, March flies and midges. Particularly anywhere along the river or creeks which flooded.  Your pets are equally as uncom...

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