Emergency care (details below)
What To Do If A Pet Eats Onion
Toxin absorption can be prevented by immediately seeing a vet to induce vomiting
If onion has been absorbed then daily blood tests are needed to monitor anaemia
Please see a vet even if the amount seems tiny: pets vary in sensitivity and the toxic dose is low
now dive deeper…
Continue reading “Help! My Dog Ate Onion”
What if there’s a parallel universe where cats are our masters and keep us as pets. Wait, hang on… that’s
OK, let’s try that again. Imagine a universe where cats actually
look after humans. I can just hear the sorts of things they would say: Continue reading “Is It Bad For Cats To Drink Milk?”
The disappointment down the phone line was almost audible, and I didn’t enjoy having caused it. I was giving an interview to a filmmaker wanting to show the benefits of raw food diets but I had to start by clearing the air.
“I’m really sorry,” I said, “there just isn’t any evidence for health benefits in dogs on raw diets.”
Continue reading “Are Raw Diets Good For Dogs & Cats?”
Imagine the outrage if a character called Fat Dog (or fat anything for that matter) was created today. Yet, there we were in Adelaide in the 1980s watching Fat Cat tell us to go to bed at 7:30 every night.
The fact is that an overweight cat is taken less seriously than an overweight dog. We see fat cats as fun and loveable, and somehow beyond our control. Like Garfield and his lasagne.
Continue reading “How You CAN Get Your Cat To Lose Weight”
If we assume that the US, UK and Australia have similar dog cultures then we’re watching a slow train wreck.
really matter? Aren’t vets just a little too obsessed by your dog’s weight? Continue reading “What’s Wrong With Dogs Being Overweight?”
Have a look at this chart: are you as surprised as I was when I put this together?
It shows the results of the last five studies where vets have taken percentages of overweight dogs in the US, UK, and Australia.
How can you make sure your best mate doesn’t end up as another statistic in the dog obesity epidemic?
Answer: read on. It’s positive, 100% judgement-free and based on 25 years of successfully helping dog owners like yourself. Continue reading “How You CAN Get Your Dog To Lose Weight”
It’s very easy to feed a puppy correctly. Do it right and you’ll have a healthy, happy eater for life. Do it wrongly and you may end up with a fussy dog eating all the wrong foods. Or worse.
Please visit our pages on Five steps to feeding puppies and adult dogs or How much should I feed my puppy? if your answer isn’t found in these common questions. Continue reading “Feeding Your New Puppy FAQs”
Here’s a checklist to help you get ready for the big day your puppy arrives. It might seem like a lot to do but that’s only because you’re actually thinking about things in advance.
Continue reading “What You Need For A New Puppy”
‘At A Glance (Details Below)’ Emergency Care
What To Do If A Rabbit Isn’t Eating
Provide a variety of quality fresh grass hays and leafy greens
Avoid processed foods, fruits, grains, sugars or lucerne hay
If the appetite does not improve within 12 hours, or if the rabbit is quieter than usual please see a vet ASAP
This might come as a shock to all the dog owners feeding raw bones. In 2017, being a vet who recommends raw bone feeding feels like being the supporter of a losing team. Or like finding yourself on the wrong side of history.
To find out why this is happening, we need to dive into the debate over bone safety.
Continue reading “Are Bones Safe For Dogs?”