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Mahatma Gandhi said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." How incredibly insightful and true. When my children were growing up, we always had various pets on our property. My children were constantly bringing home strays to be nurtured and loved. I still have plenty of animals around because my children leave their pets with 'grandma' when they go travelling. At present, I have two dogs, three cats and a parrot! Over the years, I've always stressed the importance of regular vet visits. As soon as a stray was brought home, I would make an appointment. The simple preventative treatments provided by our vet saved a lot of money and heartache. I like to keep up to date with the latest vet treatments. I hope this blog provides useful information for those who care about animals. Thank you.

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Helping your cat live with feline immunodeficiency virus

19 May 2016
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Feline immunodeficiency virus affects up to 8% of pet cats in Australia and up to 25% of feral cats. The disease can be extremely serious by leaving cats open to viruses and bacterial infections but can be carefully managed by a caring pet owner. Here are some tips to help your cat live with feline immunodeficiency virus.  Manage their diet Cats with FIV often struggle with having a low appetite and may be vulnerable to sore gums and oral infections, which can make eating painful. Read More …

Poisoning In Dogs: The Symptoms And Treatment Options

16 May 2016
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A number of common products used around your home and garden, such as antifreeze, slug and snail bait and household cleaners, are poisonous to your dog. Certain foods are also poisonous, such as chocolate and currants, so it's important to be aware of the common symptoms associated with poisoning. Failing to recognise your dog has ingested poison can lead to them developing kidney failure and even cost them their life. Here's an overview of the symptoms of poisoning and the treatment options: Read More …

Choosing between a rescue cat and a pure bred cat

9 May 2016
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If you are contemplating adopting a new cat you might be wondering whether to get a cat from a shelter or buy a purebred cat from a breeder. Here are some tips to help you make that choice.  How specific are your preferences on appearance and personality? With a breeder you can effectively get a cat that suits your personal preferences; however, in a shelter, you are limited by which cats are up for adoption at any time. Read More …

4 Serious Illnesses You Can Protect Your Dog From By Vaccinating Them

5 May 2016
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Vaccinations protect your dog from illnesses that can cause them severe pain or take their life. If you have a puppy, they should have their first round of vaccinations at 6 weeks old and an additional round at 12 weeks. Adult dogs need to receive a yearly booster shot to remain protected, and your vet will give you a vaccination record, which has to be up-to-date if you want to travel with your dog, use a doggy day care service or board them in kennels. Read More …

Why does my rescued cat keep scratching me?

29 April 2016
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If you have a cat that keeps scratching you, you might be interested to know why they are doing it and if you can stop it. Here are some of the reasons that cats may scratch you and what you can do about it. Habit Sometimes an owner finds it quite cute when a tiny kitten scratches at their hands and play bites their wrists. Alas, what is cute with a tiny kitten can be quite painful with a fully grown tomcat. Read More …