Category Archives: Pet Care Advice

Snakes In Spring – A Timely Reminder

You know how it feels like winter will last forever? Well spring is upon us and with it comes a danger of snakes, so I thought I will put together a basic snake primer. Spring time is the most dangerous

Snakes In Spring – A Timely Reminder

You know how it feels like winter will last forever? Well spring is upon us and with it comes a danger of snakes, so I thought I will put together a basic snake primer. Spring time is the most dangerous

Future Of Cannabis In The Veterinary Industry

‘Will this help my cat?’ a customer asked showing me a newly ordered bottle of cannabis oil. ‘Doesn’t hurt to try but don’t get your hopes up.’ I answered. That’s the short answer. The long answer is a little more

Future Of Cannabis In The Veterinary Industry

‘Will this help my cat?’ a customer asked showing me a newly ordered bottle of cannabis oil. ‘Doesn’t hurt to try but don’t get your hopes up.’ I answered. That’s the short answer. The long answer is a little more

Flea Products – The Disambiguation

I often get asked to explain why I recommend some flea products and not others. So today for those who believe all products are the same, I present: “Fleas R Us” – a Play in three acts. Act I –

Flea Products – The Disambiguation

I often get asked to explain why I recommend some flea products and not others. So today for those who believe all products are the same, I present: “Fleas R Us” – a Play in three acts. Act I –

Understanding Dog Food Labelling

After my recent Facebook post a number of people expressed their confusion about dog food information panels and how to use them to choose the best food. This is a difficult question to answer because in Australia the rules for

Understanding Dog Food Labelling

After my recent Facebook post a number of people expressed their confusion about dog food information panels and how to use them to choose the best food. This is a difficult question to answer because in Australia the rules for

The Easiest Job I Ever Did (Yesterday)

As you all know, I am a house call Vet. I drive around Melbourne seeing pets and their parents and solving the world’s pet problems one at a time. Yesterday I got a frantic phone call from a gentleman in

The Easiest Job I Ever Did (Yesterday)

As you all know, I am a house call Vet. I drive around Melbourne seeing pets and their parents and solving the world’s pet problems one at a time. Yesterday I got a frantic phone call from a gentleman in

A Tragic Reminder To Never Leave A Child Alone With A Dog

A child should never be left unsupervised with a dog. For any length of time. Period. It’s a simple message but sometimes we all need reminding: “A SIX-DAY-OLD baby has died in the most horrific circumstances after being mauled by

A Tragic Reminder To Never Leave A Child Alone With A Dog

A child should never be left unsupervised with a dog. For any length of time. Period. It’s a simple message but sometimes we all need reminding: “A SIX-DAY-OLD baby has died in the most horrific circumstances after being mauled by

A Sobering Tale Of Why Dogs And Lighters Don’t Mix

Here is a heartwarming story of an owner risking his life to save his beloved dog… or is it? You be the judge: “A South Florida man is recovering from second-degree burns after he tried to save his dog, Ruby,

A Sobering Tale Of Why Dogs And Lighters Don’t Mix

Here is a heartwarming story of an owner risking his life to save his beloved dog… or is it? You be the judge: “A South Florida man is recovering from second-degree burns after he tried to save his dog, Ruby,

Would You Give Your Dog Away After This?

A border collie-spaniel cross named Lucie is being rehomed after chewing on the panel of her owner’s $380,000 car: “I came home and saw her covered in white stuff and I thought she had got a bird and it was feathers

Would You Give Your Dog Away After This?

A border collie-spaniel cross named Lucie is being rehomed after chewing on the panel of her owner’s $380,000 car: “I came home and saw her covered in white stuff and I thought she had got a bird and it was feathers

Who Takes The Lead On Your Walks?

Researchers are discovering that many personality traits of your dog can be revealed by simply observing who takes the lead on a walk: “Dogs that consistently took the lead during group walks were more responsive to training, more controllable, older

Who Takes The Lead On Your Walks?

Researchers are discovering that many personality traits of your dog can be revealed by simply observing who takes the lead on a walk: “Dogs that consistently took the lead during group walks were more responsive to training, more controllable, older

Raw Is Not Always Healthy – Why Dog Food Opponents Are Barking Up The Wrong Tree

A recent ‘Daily Mail’ article reawakens the old raw food controversy arguing that dog food companies are getting away with murder feeding our pets unhealthy processed foods: “The big businesses selling us processed dog food use ingredients unsuitable for human

Raw Is Not Always Healthy – Why Dog Food Opponents Are Barking Up The Wrong Tree

A recent ‘Daily Mail’ article reawakens the old raw food controversy arguing that dog food companies are getting away with murder feeding our pets unhealthy processed foods: “The big businesses selling us processed dog food use ingredients unsuitable for human