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Posted on 18 Mar 2020 in Puppies, Darwin, Dogs

Pregnancy and Whelping in Dogs

Whether planned or unplanned, there are a few things to consider if you are thinking about breeding your dog.

Before any responsible breeding, it's important to consider the following:

  • Complications with pregnancy and breeding can be costly. Emergency caesarean sections and complications with mother or puppies can add up to many thousands of dollars.
  • Is…

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 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 01 Aug 2019 in Puppies, Cats, Dogs, Darwin, Behaviour, Kittens

Preparing for Desexing Surgery

Desexing our pets makes it easier for us to responsibly care for them, and increases the enjoyable activities we can do with our dogs. There are many health benefits to desexing, as well as positive effects on behaviour. By desexing your pet there are also benefits to our society, in not contributing to the large numbers of unwanted puppies in animal shelters. There are no benefits to your pet in…

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…