As vets who take an interest in unusual diets, we often get asked if dogs can be vegan. The answer is yes. Continue reading “Vegan Dog Diets: Are They Safe?”
More and more dog owners are choosing to make grain-free or raw diets. Most vets, on the other hand, recommend premium commercial foods. Neither group is likely to change. I think it’s time vets put aside their beliefs to help dog owners get these homemade diets safely balanced. Continue reading “A Homemade Raw Dog Food Recipe”
74 dogs have been identified with megaoesophagus after eating Advance Dermocare. Here are the essential facts. Continue reading “The Advance Dermocare Fiasco FAQs”
‘Emergency Care’ (details below)
What To Do If A Dog Eats Chocolate
- Chocolate is a nervous system stimulant & causes seizures in dogs
- Death is more likely with dark or cooking chocolate & smaller dogs
- See a vet ASAP to have the chocolate vomited and signs monitored
now dive deeper… Continue reading “Help! My Dog Ate Chocolate”
It seems like every dog owner has already heard the news. Chicken necks are causing paralysis in dogs. Now here’s the full story. Continue reading “Is Raw Chicken Dangerous To Dogs?”
Out of the box came a beautiful and regal young male Ragdoll cat. He was quite a sight; in the prime of life and nearly perfect in health and temperament. But not to his owners, who said, “he’s a monster, we’re going to have to get rid of him.” Continue reading “How To Feed Kittens, Not Monsters”
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 our universe.
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?”
Are raw diets beneficial? There are strong arguments on each side but the jury’s still out. As a vet, I definitely see some dogs who do better on a raw diet.
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 Overweight Cats To Lose Weight”