Any disease that can jump from pets to people is famous, and toxoplasmosis is no exception. But that doesn’t mean everyone understands how it works.
Like how many cats get it and how they pass it on. Or how to stay safe, especially if you’re pregnant. And the disease in cats and dogs themselves. We’ll cover all these here. Continue reading “Toxoplasmosis In Cats, Dogs & Humans”
If you’re planning a driving holiday in SA, it’s good to know where you can let your dog out for a run. The good news is that most towns, even small ones, now have a fenced off-leash area. Continue reading “23 Dog Parks In South Australian Towns”
Think you could never write a blog? It’s not as hard as it seems. All of us have something worth saying, and these days it’s easier than ever.
Just look at me. When I wrote my first vet story, there was no grand plan, just an instinctive need to communicate that I couldn’t explain. I got home from work, sat down at the kitchen bench, wrote a long-form article and immediately posted a link on Facebook. You can still find it here.
I was blown away by how much people enjoyed it, as faulty as it was. With the encouragement of a growing readership, the blog evolved and improved. I learned to listen better to pet owner needs, and picked up some technical skills along the way. But even now, despite its size, reach, and influence, at its heart the blog is still a cottage industry. Continue reading “Starting A Vet Blog: My Story”
Much has been said about a recent false positive test for COVID-19 in Australia. What is missing from the conversation is how normal this can be. It’s an everyday problem for all health professionals.
If you understand why that is you’ll be much better equipped to talk to your vet about any tests on your pet. Continue reading “When Blood & Virus Tests Aren’t Accurate”
I was a young vet only a few months out of university when I saw my first aortic or arterial thromboembolism (ATE). This is a horrible disease of cats caused by a saddle thrombus: a blood clot released from the heart that is ejected down the aorta and blocks it near the hind legs. Continue reading “Saddle Thrombus in Cats: Evidence vs Experience”
Find the facts below about dogs and cats and coronavirus COVID-19. Keep checking this page for updates on the situation.
Vets across Australia are open as normal. Walkerville Vet requests that clients:
- Maintain 1.5m from staff and other clients (nurses will hold your pet for examinations)
- Do not pay with cash
- Not attend the clinic if in isolation or even mildly unwell
- Wait on the front lawn if there are 6 or more people in the waiting room
- Come to the clinic alone whenever possible, and without children
Now dive deeper… Continue reading “Your Dog or Cat & Coronavirus COVID-19”
Quick facts (details below):
- Keep the animal calm in a large, dark and quiet box
- Use gloves and a towel for handling if necessary
- If not possible, or for bats, call Fauna Rescue first
- Take them to the nearest open vet for assessment
- There will be no fees or charges
Now dive deeper… Continue reading “Where To Take Wildlife In Adelaide”
Dog owners in Adelaide are incredibly lucky to have so many beaches to visit. It’s even possible to let your dog off the lead if you know when and where to do it.
It all depends on the rules set by each local council. I’ve spoken with each council, and visited all the off leash areas. There’s even a map below. Here’s my review. Continue reading “Leash Free Adelaide Dog Beaches”
“Unfortunately, there are people out there who don’t like cats — hate cats — and too often we see what happens to cats when they are trapped by these sorts of people.” RSPCA South Australia chief executive Paul Stevenson
“A law like this would give the worst elements of society Carte Blanche to abuse their neighbours’ pets” Brian May (guitarist in Queen)
Why are these two so worried?
New cat curfew laws proposed by Marion Council will allow the trapping of any cat found off the property from 9pm to 7am. Not just by council staff either. By anyone at all. Continue reading “Do We Really Want To Live In A Society That Traps Cats?”
Puppy buying scams are everywhere. They prey on the fact that puppies are hard to get, and very expensive. I’ve showed you before my ways to spot a false puppy advertisement. Now I want to lead you through a current example.
Just try this: google “cavoodle puppies for sale” and look at the results. As of 4 Feb, 2020, the top paid ad on my first page is a scam. It’s the screenshot above.
How do I know? Let’s get dirty. You can apply what I’m doing to any site you’re suspicious of. Continue reading “Another Cavoodle Puppy-Selling Scam”