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When it comes to the health of your pet, your first port of call should always be your vet.
Little creatures with big pet potential
While it is uncommon to catch diseases from your pets, some basic hygiene practices, like avoiding licking, help minimise the risk.
When dogs mix there is always a risk of a confrontation but there are steps you can take to help minimise the risk of a full-blown fight.
Typical clinical signs of FLUTD are straining to urinate and passing small amounts of urine frequently with blood.
Unfortunately, rat baits are in general very palatable for dogs and they cause an obstruction to the clotting cascade within the body which results in a bleeding problem.
Any dog can be affected but some breeds are more susceptible. Examples of these are golden retrievers, German shepherds, Bernese mountain dogs and the labrador.
If you decide to allow your dog to breed you should be aware of all aspects of the process as well as the potential problems.
Take the time to look at exactly what your pet is eating.
An insight into Dr David Allen's early days as a veterinarian.
Rabbits mask their illness so you need to know the signs.
As with everything prevention is always the best course of action so whether it's toothpaste, chews or a special diet, there are options for keeping your pet's teeth healthy.
Just like people, when cats get older there are a range of problems which can arise. Being aware of them will help owners manage them better.
Cats are more likely to become infected if they hunt or are fed raw meat and may become sick due to the parasite, although this is relatively uncommon.
Grass seeds affect long and short-haired dogs and can burrow their way into almost any orifice as well as under the skin and between the toes.
Greyhounds are very gentle, calm and sociable so are ideal for families and people wanting a loyal companion
When considering adding a dog to your family, it is important to select a breed that suits your lifestyle and interests.
A very common condition we see is patella luxation.
This is where the dog’s kneecap (patella) is dislocated from its groove on the front of the thigh bone (femur).
Why it's important to keep up-to-date with deworming while travelling to-and-from Tasmania
In our practice, I would estimate we see a dog with a serious bone related issue almost every day.
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