What if common treatments recommended by your vet are causing deaths in dogs and cats?
‘Does Bravecto Kill Dogs?’ is a popular Facebook group with over 25,000 members dedicated to fighting the use of the popular 3-monthly flea control. Continue reading “Does Bravecto Kill Dogs?”
Is natural flea prevention an alternative for pets? Are there safe, non-toxic home remedies you can use to prevent or kill fleas?
I’ve listed some below and given my views on the safety and efficacy of each. Continue reading “Natural Flea Remedies”
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”
Why is it so hard to know?:
Why Can’t We See Fleas?
Continue reading “How do I know if my cat has fleas”
- Cats are very good at removing flea evidence
- Fleas are fast runners
- Cats have thick coats, and
- Adult flea numbers are often very low
Update 2018: visit this page for details on the ongoing Senate inquiry into pet food safety.
Perhaps the biggest scandal of pet ownership in Australia is that there is no independent monitoring, testing or licensing of pet food products, and nowhere to turn when they cause harm. And equally shocking to vets is that it is easier to buy flea control products that are neither safe or effective than it is to buy good ones. Continue reading “Myth 7: If it is sold for pets, it must be safe”
I think the popularity of vet television shows might explain why this could be my most common question from dog owners:
Do Dogs In Adelaide Get Ticks? Continue reading “Myth 3: My dog always needs tick protection”
Ted and Millie have been seeing us for over six months now. Ted has a joint problem, recently diagnosed and treated, while Millie has mostly just ‘come along for the ride’. A few weeks ago, however, Millie developed itchy skin associated with pinpoint scabs on the head. Continue reading “A Tale of Two Dogs, One Skin Problem (and a surprisingly simple answer)”