Common Hazards To Puppies

Before I show you the causes of the most serious problems we see in young puppies at my clinic, there’s one thing that you have to do: know where to go.

This map shows your closest 24-hour veterinary emergency hospital so you know where it is before you need it. It wouldn’t be silly to even plan the drive so you can go straight there in an emergency. There are several in Adelaide; we recommend the Animal Emergency Centre at 102 Magill Road Norwood. Read more

Help! Dogs With Cuts & Cats With Wounds

At A Glance (Details Below)

What to do

When A Dog Or Cat Gets A Cut

  1. Don’t handle the wound if it looks clean, just keep your pet out of the dirt
  2. To remove dirt, rinse cuts in a solution of 1/2tsp salt to 1 cup water
  3. If there is serious bleeding, apply a tight bandage using clean cloth
  4. As long as you see a vet immediately, a tight dressing should do minimal harm and may be lifesaving

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Why I Hate Tennis Balls (And Dogs Love Them)

For many dogs, the highlight of their day is a game of fetch with the ball. Who can resist? You’d have to have a heart like a stone to say no. Or, like me, to know too much.

Stay with me while I show you five ways that tennis balls were made in the devil’s workshop. Afterwards, I’ll tell you how your dog can still have that fun without the risk. Read more

Common Problems Of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits & Chickens

Did you know there’s a lot more disease information elsewhere? Follow the links for:

Anal Glands | Dogs
Arthritis Treatment | Dogs & Cats
Back Problems | Dogs
Bee Sting | Dogs
Calicivirus | Rabbits
Cancer Care | Dogs & Cats
Cat Fight Wounds | Cats
Cat Flu | Cats
Cataracts | Dogs
Constipation | Cats
Cruciate Ligament Tears | Dogs
Cushings Disease| Dogs
Cuts & Wounds | Dogs, Cats & Rabbits
Dermatitis, Itching & Eczema| Dogs
Diarrhoea | Dogs
DNA Breed Testing | Dogs
Ear Infections | Dogs
Eating Rat Poison | Dogs
Egg Binding | Chickens
Flea Infestations | Dogs, Cats & Rabbits
Food Allergies | Dogs & Cats
Gastrointestinal Stasis | Rabbits
Genetic Disease | Dogs & Cats
Heart Diseases & Failure | Dogs & Cats
Heat Stress & Stroke | Dogs
Hip Dysplasia | Dogs
Injuries Car & Road | Cats
Injuries | Rabbits
Itching | Dogs
Kennel Cough | Dogs
Kidney Disease & Failure | Dogs & Cats
Licking Feet | Dogs
Lost Or Missing Pets | Dogs, Cats & Rabbits
Lumps | Dogs
Myxomatosis | Rabbits
Not Eating | Cats
Not Eating | Rabbits
Overweight | Dogs
Pancreatic Inflammation | Dogs & Cats
Patellar Luxation Surgery | Dogs
Poisoning | Dogs
Separation Anxiety | Dogs
Teeth Cleaning & Dentistry Options | Dogs & Cats
Thyroid & Hyperthyroid | Cats
Urinary Obstruction | Cats
Urinating Inside | Cats
Vomiting | Dogs

Help! My Cat Was Hit By A Car

At A Glance (Details Below)

Emergency Care

What To Do If A Cat Is Hit By A Car

  1. Do not chase if runs away- follow without adding stress
  2. If severely injured, protect your hands when picking up
  3. Lift injured cats wrapped in a blanket if possible
  4. Take straight to a vet to check for internal injuries

 

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Help! My Rabbit Is Injured

At A Glance (Details Below)

Essential Facts

Why Do Rabbits Get Injured?

  1. Fractures which occur inside are usually the result of falls from handling
  2. Beware also of fights with other rabbits or attacks from other pets
  3. If a rabbit is injured or killed while outside overnight a fox is the likely culprit- foxes are common in all suburbs of Adelaide

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