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How You CAN Get Your Cat To Lose Weight

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. Read more

Help! My Dog Has Diarrhoea

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Emergency Care

When To See The Vet For Diarrhoea

It’s especially important to see a vet straight away for:

  • Puppies, old dogs or those without up-to-date vaccination
  • Vomiting, not eating or other signs of illness
  • Blood in the stool, excessive diarrhoea or possible poisoning
  • Dry, tacky gums or any other sign of dehydration

 

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How You CAN Get Your Dog To Lose Weight

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Have a look at this chart: are you as surprised as I was when I put this together? prevalence overweight dogs

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. Read more

Help! My Dog Has A Lump

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What to do

When A Dog Has A Lump

  1. Get new lumps checked regularly to ensure they are not cancerous
  2. Most lumps are benign and can be diagnosed on the spot at the vet
  3. Successful removal on the head, tail and legs requires earlier surgery

 

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Help! Dogs With Cuts & Cats With Wounds

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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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Help! A Bee Just Stung My Dog

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Emergency Care

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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