Pets and Puberty: A Guide for Owners and Breeders

Equine Spiral Fractures — Is There A Way Back?

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A suspected fracture in a horse should always be treated as a veterinary emergency. There are many different types of fracture, some of which can be treated by your vet if the horse is attended to promptly.  One common and potentially life-threatening fracture is a ‘spiral fracture’. So, what is a spiral fracture, how could one happen and what’s the likely outcome for your horse? Spiral fractures A spiral fracture commonly affects the long bones of the horse’s leg and can occur below or above the knee or hock joint. Read More»

Sooth your Poodle: Help Your Puppy Get Through The Teething Craze

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Teething can be a real nightmare for you and your little buddy. This phase can set in at 3-4 weeks of age. If you are not well equipped, you will have a hard time loving him, and this might be the best time for some tough love. So how do you know that the teething phase has begun? Signs to look out for The first thing you should know is that puppies use the sensory abilities of taste and smell to feel the objects around them. Read More»

Dementia In Dogs: Symptoms And Treatment Options

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Dogs are living longer thanks to advancements in veterinary medicine, but the aging process can still impact the health of your dog’s brain. The cognitive decline that is characteristic of dementia can occur when aging causes rapid deterioration of your dog’s brain cells, and this can lead to changes in behaviour and awareness. Diagnosing the condition early can improve the treatment outcome, so being aware of the symptoms of dementia in dogs is worthwhile for anyone with a pet dog. Read More»

These Signs of Myxomatosis in Your Rabbit Demand Immediate Medical Attention

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Myxomatosis is a viral infection that poses significant risk to pet rabbits. In fact, it has been estimated that 90% of the Australian domestic rabbit population is susceptible to the disease – significantly more than the 40% susceptibility rate seen in wild rabbits. Usually fatal, the disease is often carried by blood-sucking insects, and any signs of it demand swift attention from a vet. Here are the top signs that you need to keep an eye out for that signal a vet emergency. Read More»

Cane Toad Poisoning And Your Dog

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The giant cane toad is a non-native pest species that’s found in many areas of Australia.  Cane toads produce a highly toxic secretion from glands in their skin, which can be extremely dangerous to dogs that might come into contact with toads in your garden.  But how do you know if your dog has been poisoned, and what action should you take?  Symptoms of cane toad poisoning Curious dogs often mouth slow-moving cane toads to see what they are. Read More»