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Straying In: Latest News About Vet Treatments

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.


Two tips for those who are having their dog neutered or spayed

21 September 2017
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Desexing (otherwise known as 'neutering' for male animals and 'spaying' for female) is a type of veterinary surgery which involves removing a section of an animal's reproductive system so that they will not be able to reproduce in the future. If you've decided to have a vet perform this procedure on your dog, here are two tips which should help to make this experience as simple and stress-free as possible. Read More …

Caring for an Older Cat: 2 Tips

21 June 2017
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If your cat is getting old, you may be wondering about the steps you need to take to protect it and keep it in good health. Below is a guide to two things you can do to look after your older cat. Increase the number of check-up appointments at the vet Younger cats only need to visit the vet for a check-up once a year. However, once a cat reaches the age of 7, you will need to start taking them for a check-up twice a year. Read More …

Getting veterinary support for an aggressive dog

8 August 2016
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If your dog is behaving aggressively either with humans or other dogs, you need to manage the issue. If left untreated and your animal attacks a person or someone's pet they may be subject to a compulsory destruction (euthanasia) order.  Here are some of the issues that can trigger aggression and how a vet can help.  Pain or discomfort If an animal is in significant discomfort they may become irritable, especially if the area that is hurt is stimulating. Read More …

Fight The Fever: Working With Your Vet To Treat Mud Fever Outbreaks

8 August 2016
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A horse's hooves and lower legs take a lot of punishment over an active life, and even minor damage to the lower limbs can turn into a serious condition if not treated promptly and effectively. Mud fever, contrary to common belief, is not a single illness but a range of related diseases, but the end result of all of them is the same—swollen, inflamed and painful lower legs covered by unsightly scabs and potentially loaded with dangerous and infectious pathogens. Read More …

Give a dog a bone - a guide to allowing your pets to eat meat bones

30 June 2016
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Cats and dogs often eat bones in the wild as they are natural hunters and meat eaters. Bones have a couple of functions like including some much-needed minerals and helping animals maintain healthy teeth and gums. However if not done correctly, allowing pets to eat bones can result in choking or injured intestines. Serve raw bones Raw bones tend to be more flexible and bend rather than snapping. When they do break they tend to break in one spot rather than shattering, leading to less shards that can pierce your animals flesh. Read More …