‘At A Glance (Details Below)’ Essential Facts
If A Dog Has A Cataract
- Don’t panic: most of what are called ‘cataracts’ are part of normal ageing
- To check for true cataracts you need to see either a vet or an eye specialist
- Senile lenticular sclerosis does not cause blindness and needs no treatment, whereas cataracts require removal to restore vision
Now dive deeper. Continue reading “Help! My Dog Has Cataracts”
In these days of the ‘Cone of Shame’ most people know that pets shouldn’t lick their wounds. But there is also a long folk tradition that licking and saliva are good for healing. So where is the truth? Somewhere in the middle, as I will explain. Continue reading “Myth 18: Dog saliva is good for wounds”
We all love funny animal pictures but sometimes we come across ones that are just so wrong we can only shudder. It’s when the interpretation of the animal’s behaviour results in them being blamed for behaviour where they are actually the victims. Continue reading “Myth 15: My dog is guilty or vindictive”
Listen to anyone who owns a dog (myself included) and you will hear them talking to their dogs in complex sentences. But what do dogs hear? Continue reading “Myth 17: My dog understands what I say”
Many of our cat-owning clients will already know how much we hate the name ‘cat flu’. The name comes from a time when we didn’t fully understand what these viruses were. These are serious diseases with often lifelong consequences for the infected cat. Here are the stories of four such cats: Felix, Sooty, Princess and Twitch. Continue reading “The Unusual & Severe Effects Of Cat Flu”
‘At A Glance (Details Below)’ Emergency Care
How To Treat Constipation In Cats
- See the vet as more than 50% of male cats who are thought to be constipated actually have a urinary obstruction.
- True constipation often has very few visible symptoms other than poor appetite and weight loss.
- Treatment is via dietary fibre, hyperosmotic laxatives, lubricants, diet & grooming.
Now dive deeper. Continue reading “Help! My Cat Is Constipated: Treating Constipation”
We all have different opinions on how much and how often dogs should be walked. Each of our three vets offers their opinion.
After reading, why not try one of our eight best Adelaide walks or Adelaide’s off leash beaches? Continue reading “Myth 12: My dog doesn’t need walks”
This article aims to save pets lives and improve owners’ awareness of their rights. While I believe it is a discussion we need to have, it includes topics which may be upsetting to some. It in no way is intended to be read as criticism of the business practices of any veterinarian and is not referring to any specific surgery, clinic or hospital. At the end is a series of recommendations for what to do when faced with the need to make a quick decision. Continue reading “Myth 11: All Vets Charge The Same”
If there is there a saying that makes a dog trainer more cranky I’d like to hear it. This myth is responsible for a world of missed opportunities for our senior pets. Take it from us- the only thing stopping our pets learning through life is our own prejudices. Continue reading “Myth 10: You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”
This is not a rant about the evils of the internet. It is a fantastic resource. But there are also traps and dangers, as I will share. Continue reading “Myth 9: The internet will clear things up”