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Posted on 18 Mar 2020 in Cats, , Pet Care, Disease, Dogs, Darwin

End Of Life

For many of us, there will come a time when we must make the tough decision to let our pets go.

We all hope that our pets will alleviate us of having to make that choice by quietly passing away in their sleep. However, for most pets, that is uncommon, and we are left with the anguish of deciding when is the day. There is always the quandary- am I robbing them of time or am I prolonging…

Posted on 18 Mar 2020 in Disease, Pocket Pets, Darwin

Rabbit Health


Vaccination

Currently in Australia we offer one vaccination for rabbits called Cylap, which protects against Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD) virus (also known as Calicivirus). RHD occurs in wild rabbits in Australia and causes acute haemorrhage and death. Cylap…

Posted on 21 Oct 2019 in Cats, Disease, Dogs, Darwin

What is My Pet's Quality Of Life

What is my pet's Quality of Life?

It is not always easy to judge how your pet is going ,especially when they are a part of the family and when you see them everyday. Subtle changes may go unnoticed and our furry friends can be very good at 'coping' with illness, pain and distress without showing any obvious signs.

You…

Posted on 14 Jul 2019 in Disease, Darwin, Dogs

Medial Luxating Patella

The medial luxating patella (also described as a kneecap that slips sideways) is an extremely common problem in toy breed dogs. An owner typically notices a little skip in the dog’s step. The dog may even run on three legs, holding one hind leg up, and then miraculously be back on four legs as if nothing has happened.

In fact, something has happened: the kneecap has slipped out of the smooth…

Posted on 13 Jun 2019 in Cats, Disease, Pet Care, Dogs, Eyes

Dry Eye

Dry eye is a common condition seen in dogs. It is also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca or KCS. The normal tear reading for a dog is over 15mm/min. Dry eye is diagnosed when the tear reading falls below 10 mm/min.

Clinical signs of dry eye:

  • Red eye – varies from mild to severe
  • Watery to mucky discharge – thick copious amounts of discharge…