Yesterday: a dog who panics whenever someone touches her feet. The day before: a dog with anxiety about her ears being touched. These dogs are everywhere; what happened to them?
The answer is something I’ve held back a long time from writing about. It contains criticism of my own profession as well as others. God knows, I’m no saint, and like most vets, I’ve made all these mistakes too. But we’re going to keep making them, so you need to know how to stop them. Continue reading “Preventing Stress, Fear & Scares At The Vet”
You’ve got a dog needing treatment and you’ve even got some of your own meds nearby. Can you use them?
The use of non-veterinary drugs is a common question from pet owners. When is it a good idea to give your dog human medications? Sometimes, surprisingly, it is. Just not that often.* Continue reading “What Human Drugs Are Safe For Dogs?”
Deafness in dogs and cats is important to understand. You need to know which puppies and kittens might be born deaf and recognise when it’s a sign of serious problems. You also need to know when it’s normal. Continue reading “Help! My Pet Is Going Deaf”
Are you worried your new puppy or kitten might be deaf? Read on to find out if your pet might be affected.
For more information please also read our guide to deafness & hearing tests in dogs and cats. Continue reading “Congenital Deafness In Puppies And Kittens”
Those who know us know how much we enjoy chatting about your pets. What you may not know is how useful it can be.
Here are two examples from one week last month. Just two of many. Continue reading “Why chatting is a vet’s job too”
‘At A Glance (Details Below)’ Emergency Care
Why Dogs Shake Their Head
- The most common cause is due to the pain from an ear infection
- Other causes include grass seeds in the ear, insect bite and allergies
- All dogs shake occasionally, but if it starts happening more often, it’s time to see a vet
Can you believe that puppy farms and dodgy breeders are still a curse on dogs? Here are two stories just from the same week in 2014 at Walkerville Vet.
And now in 2016 after the trial we can give you the full story! Look for the update below.
Continue reading “The puppy and dog breeding scandal continues”