Straying In: Latest News About Vet Treatments

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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.


It’s No Barking Joke If Your Dog Eats A Sock — What To Expect When It Is Inside Your Pet!

21 December 2021
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All dogs love their food, and most of the time, food is all they eat. However, some dogs like to eat non-food items such as clothing. Pica is the name of the disorder for consuming objects of no nutritional value. Pica items include dirt, rocks, and socks! As a pet owner, it is stressful to suspect a missing sock is inside your dog, and an urgent veterinary consult is required when you suspect your dog has consumed a clothing item. Read More …

Three Surgical Procedures Most Dogs Will Require During Their Life

30 August 2021
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Dogs are one of the most popular pets in the world and many people raise their family dog up from when they were just a puppy. This close connection to your dog makes you want to do anything to protect it, which is why it is so great that there is a thriving and well equipped veterinary system in Australia. While the idea of surgery might not be that appealing to you, veterinary surgery has gotten more and more advanced to the point where most procedures are very safe. Read More …

Why Dogs And Cats Need To Be Desexed

8 July 2021
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Pets can sometimes feel so close that most people consider them not just animals but also valued members of their families. You'd never want to do anything to hurt or otherwise physically alter them, so pet desexing actually seems a little cruel from the outside. However, that is simply not the case, and there are so many reasons why dogs and cats need to be desexed and almost all of them are directly for the animal's benefit, not yours. Read More …

Does Your Dog Have A Corneal Ulcer?

30 March 2021
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The cornea protects the iris and pupil. It's the transparent layer that covers the front of the eye and it also assists light entering the eye to reach the back of the eye at the correct angle for clear sight. However, the cornea can be damaged, and a corneal ulcer is characterised by loss of corneal cells to a significant depth. A corneal ulcer essentially creates a deep abrasion in the cornea. Read More …

Dog Care: Eyeworm Infections Explained

25 November 2020
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Certain fruit fly species are attracted to the secretions produced in your dog's eyes. They land on the eye and feed on the secretions, and they can deposit the larvae of parasitic eyeworms while they feed. The larvae can grow into worms that are a couple of centimetres long, and not surprisingly, they can cause significant irritation and discomfort for your dog. Here's an overview of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment approach for eyeworm infection in dogs: Read More …