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Help! My Cat Is Peeing Inside

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What To Do

Why Cats Urinate In The House

  1. The cause is usually anxiety, territorial stress, urinary tract disease or litter box problems
  2. It’s not bad behaviour; most cats will stop peeing inside if you treat the cause and don’t punish
  3. Clean up areas with cat urine using enzymatic cleaners to reduce odour and prevent recurrence

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Help! My Dog Ate Rat Poison

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Emergency Care

What To Do If A Dog Eats Rat Or Mouse Poison

  1. If less than two hours since ingestion, see a vet ASAP to cause vomiting
  2. Dogs with suspected poisoning need to start an antidote within 2 days
  3. Follow your vet’s advice on blood testing & when to stop treatment

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Help! My Dog Is Licking His Feet

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Why Dogs Lick Their Feet

The main reason why dogs lick their paws is when allergic skin disease causes itchy dermatitis between the toes. Other less common causes include

  • Bacterial or fungal infection
  • Contact dermatitis, trauma or burns
  • Nailbed infections or tumours
  • Or as a response to stress, illness or anxiety.

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Help! My Cat Won’t Eat

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How To Get A Cat To Eat

  1. Try a familiar food first: moist, smelly foods are usually tastier.
  2. Warm the food up to body temperature.
  3. Try flavourings like fish, kangaroo or gravy.
  4. Only happy cats eat, so give them plenty of pats.
  5. Get a vet to check that your cat isn’t sick or stressed.

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Help! My Dog is Vomiting

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Emergency Care

What To Do If A Dog Is Vomiting

  1. See a vet for lethargy, sickness, weight loss, bloating or vomiting blood
  2. Repeated vomiting or diarrhoea can quickly cause serious dehydration
  3. Puppies, old dogs or those without vaccination are at higher risk
  4. A dog that vomits once and is hungry and happy within 5 minutes is probably normal, but please see a vet if vomiting persists

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Help! My Dog Ate Poison

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Emergency Care

What To Do If A Dog Eats Poison

  1.  Vets can remove poisons by vomiting or adsorbents if less than two hours
  2. Don’t try to cause vomiting at home unless no vet is available
  3. Many poisons cause delayed damage so see a vet even if your dog appears healthy

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Help! My Dog Has Kennel Cough

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Essential Facts

What Is Kennel Cough?

  1. A persistent infection of the throat with a bacteria and a virus.
  2. Causes a dry, repetitive, choking cough and fever.
  3. Mild cases often have sneezing, runny eyes and noses.
  4. Highly contagious wherever dogs meet. Incubation is usually 7 days.

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