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After 18 years of making do in rental accommodation, work is about to start on our new and carefully designed permanent home. It’s all due to your support. Read on to find out when we move, where we’ll be and what the building will look like. Continue reading “Update On The New Walkerville Vet Building”
Have a look at the figures above. Any legitimate dog rescue charity would kill for numbers like these.
These are what greyhound adopters reported in a recent study, and I’m not surprised. I see tremendous levels of satisfaction among greyhound owners. They are a genuine alternative for new dog owners. Continue reading “The Pros & Cons Of Greyhound Adoption”
The poor kitties. Arthritis in cats is the perfect storm: a disease that manages to be severe, unseen, unresearched and very common all at the same time. Continue reading “What Can I Give My Cat For Arthritis?”
There’s a lot of rubbish on the net…
Every time I bite into a crunchy apple, I hear the pitter-patter of eight tiny feet. That’s not some 8-legged apple monster, just my two hungry dogs. Continue reading “Are Apple Cores Poisonous To Dogs?”
Around half of the wet cat foods being sold in my local supermarket are unbalanced. There’s usually no warning on the label to say so. (see list below).
Did you know this? I didn’t until recently, and it’s my job to know, so I’m guessing you didn’t either. Continue reading “Unbalanced Cat Foods You’re Not Told About”
Recently, a well-respected Sydney academic published his behavioural data on over 6000 castrated male dogs. It’s created headlines like”Neutering Causes Behavior Problems In Male Dogs”.
Can this be true? You’ve probably been told that desexing reduces behaviour problems, not causes them! Continue reading “Male Dog Behaviour After Neutering: The Science”
Hair loss is a good example of how the skin problems of cats are different from dogs. It’s got a lot to do with their special grooming behaviour. Continue reading “Help! My Cat Is Losing Hair: Overgrooming or Stress?”
Insulinomas are tumours of the beta cells in the pancreas. Most cases are diagnosed due to signs resulting from an excessive production of insulin. Continue reading “Insulinoma in Dogs & Ferrets”
I’m deeply concerned by a fast-growing trend in puppy diets. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that puppy owners are being badly let down. It makes me angry and it should make them angry too.
New puppies at our Adelaide clinic are being set up to fail in numbers that I haven’t seen since the 1990’s. The consequences can be the permanent leg deformities you see in the picture. Continue reading “Help! My Puppy Won’t Eat Dry Food”
As a vet with a public profile, I cop a lot of abuse. Especially if I talk about pet foods. Take this, for example:
Dear Dr Andrew Spanner,
Your advice on feeding cats is serious flawed and WRONG! Continue reading “Should Cats Be Fed Wild Foods?”