Have you heard this? The hair of double coated dog breeds doesn’t grow back properly after being shaved.Continue reading “Can All Dog Breeds Have Summer Haircuts?”
Burying a dog or cat is an important part of the grieving process for many people. It certainly was for me. So as someone who advises it, and has done it, I was annoyed to see “Why you shouldn’t bury your pet in the backyard” featured on my ABC.
It’s the classic case of sitting in an ivory tower making the rest of Australia feel guilty for doing what comes naturally. It also says some fairly silly things. So before I give you some simple tips for a proper home burial, let’s clear them up.Continue reading “Can I Bury My Dog Or Cat At Home?”
I’m known for supporting clients who use raw diets. Done well, they should add to the health of your pet.
However, there are some persistent myths that get in the way. One of the most common is the idea that offal and organ meats are essential ingredients.Continue reading “The Myths About Offal, Taurine & Raw Diets”
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?”
Anaesthesia free dentistry for dogs and cats is now available in most major cities in Australia, including Adelaide.
I’ll be frank. Vets are horrified by this. I want you to know enough about dental hygienic procedures so that you can see what it is that scares us.Continue reading “Anaesthetic Free Dentistry”
What do you think when you see a dog like this? Many people would say he’s not pretty, or pedigreed, and he probably doesn’t have too many fine manners. Of course we’d disagree. And more and more dog lovers are also seeing the rough diamond in these dogs.Continue reading “Are Staffy Cross Dogs Good Pets?”
If there’s one thing that always makes me sad it’s ‘hard rubbish’ time. I ride my pushbike to work past the unwanted gear piled up on the kerbside and it gets an animal lover down.
It’s not the waste or mess that bothers me; it’s something common and very specific that we vets don’t usually get to see. These things.
I’ve seen two new patients this week that made me mad. Not because of anything the owners or patients said, but the advice they received.
“He’s too old to have an anaesthetic. It’s too dangerous.”Continue reading “Dog and cat anaesthetic safety”
Many dog owners come to us thinking that if their dog chews biscuits it will protect their teeth. Sadly this is not always true. Here we will tell you which biscuits can help dental care, and what else can prevent gum disease and tooth decay in your dog.Continue reading “How To Keep Dogs Teeth Clean”
Why are so many ginger cats male? What are the odds a ginger cat can be female?Continue reading “Myth 30: Ginger cats are always male”