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Help! A Bee Just Stung My Dog

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If A Dog’s Face Or Lips Swell Up

  1. Bee sting causes the majority of facial swelling in dogs
  2. Venom from bees can cause airway obstruction or shock
  3. See a vet immediately: your dog may need intravenous cortisone or adrenaline injections

 

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Help! My Dog Has Diarrhoea

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Emergency Care

When To See The Vet For Diarrhoea

Some diarrhoea in dogs can be mild and go away quickly, others can be fatal. It’s especially important to see a vet straight away for:

  • Puppies, old dogs or those without current vaccination
  • Dogs with other health problems or other signs of illness
  • Blood in the stool, excessive diarrhoea or possible poisoning

 

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Help! My Rabbit Won’t Eat

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Emergency Care

What To Do If A Rabbit Isn’t Eating

  1. Provide a variety of quality fresh grass hays and leafy greens
  2. Avoid processed foods, fruits, grains, sugars or lucerne hay
  3. If the appetite does not improve within 12 hours, or if the rabbit is quieter than usual please see a vet ASAP

 

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Help! My Cat Is Peeing Inside

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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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