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Posted on 19 Feb 2014 in Dogs, Cats, Dental, Disease

Periodontal Disease in Dogs and Cats

Periodontal disease is a very common condition in dogs and cats, with 80% of pets over the age of 3 affected to some degree.

Periodontal disease means disease around the outside of the tooth. The tooth sits in a socket, and is held there by periodontal ligaments. Periodontal disease takes place inside the socket the tooth sits in.
Bacteria…

Posted on 06 Feb 2014 in Dogs, Cats, Anxiety

Changes Regarding Anti Anxiety Medication

Alprazolam is an anti-anxiety medication. The most common reasons a vet prescribes alprazolam is to help with anxiety associated with noise phobia or travel in dogs and cats.

As of 1st February 2014, the government regulations will change, and alprazolam will become a Schedule 8 (S8) medicine in all Australian States and Territories.

This affects…

Posted on 13 Jan 2014 in Dogs, Cats, Nutrition, Obesity

Overweight Pets

Obesity is a common problem in Australia, not only for people, but for dogs and cats too. Weight loss can be challenging, but losing weight and getting fit can add years to your pet's life, and make those years considerably more enjoyable.

Is your pet overweight?

It is not always easy to notice that your pet is starting to get overweight. Your vet will…

Posted on 21 Nov 2013 in Dogs, Disease, Vaccines

Canine Leptospirosis

Canine Leptospirosis is a fact of life in the Top End. It is a disease that is entrenched as one of our wet season dramas, not because it is common, but because it is almost always fatal.

With the wet season now here, it is important to make sure that your dog is up to date with their Leptospirosis vaccinations. Two vaccinations 3-6 weeks apart are required initially (puppies have this at…

Posted on 14 Oct 2013 in Dogs, Puppies, Disease

Parvovirus

Parvovirus is a devastating infectious disease of dogs which causes severe diarrhoea (often with blood), and vomiting. If untreated it usually leads to severe dehydration, sepsis, and death. It is a virus that attacks the rapidly dividing cells of the intestines and bone marrow, causing severe damage and suffering. It is most commonly seen in puppies and adolescent dogs.


While we see…