Stress Less at the Vets

August 02, 2017 - by Gemma Davis - in Uncategorised

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Author – Registered Nurse Sharon Roddick, Vet24 A visit to the vets can be a very stressful event for all involved. Many factors contribute to anxiety surrounding the vet visit. The car ride, the smells sights, and sounds, and not to mention the scary vet themselves! So how can we make the visit easier on

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Dirty Dinners

July 25, 2017 - by Gemma Davis - in Uncategorised

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Of all the embarrassing past times in the canine day, scoffing down a little fresh faeces could be the most disturbing for dog owners. This dirty dinner habit is not only gross but can also be confusing for owners. So why do they do it?! and what can you do to stop them?  Let’s start

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DNA Tests – Information or Entertainment?

July 19, 2017 - by Gemma Davis - in Uncategorised

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Dr Rowena Buxton In parks around the world dog enthusiasts have developed a hobby that transcends geographical boundaries. Veterinarians, breeders and pet owners alike cheerfully participate in “Name that Breed”, a game becoming ever more popular as the adopted and rehomed pet slowly nudges the purebred off the couch. DNA testing, a technology now familiar

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Age and The Brain

July 05, 2017 - by Gemma Davis - in Uncategorised

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Author – Dr Rowena Buxton The difference between Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome and aging.    We all know that our pets’ age with us, just at a faster rate.  But knowing and noticing are different.  Often the things that help our pets to age gracefully make it hard for us to notice them aging.  Fur has

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Help! My Cat has a Wee Problem.

June 26, 2017 - by Gemma Davis - in Uncategorised

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Author – Dr Rowena Buxton Vet24 You and your cat may have lived with household harmony since kitten hood, and the days of potty training can seem a lifetime away.  Which makes it hard to understand why Tiger has suddenly decided to stop sharing the bed and start toileting on it instead.  Or the rug. 

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Why Does My Pet Scoot?

June 23, 2017 - by Gemma Davis - in Uncategorised

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Author – Dr Rowena Buxton, Vet24.   Why does my pet scoot?       Cats and dogs have glands on either side of their bottom.  These troublesome glands are known as anal sacs. When your pet is scooting, it is because these glands have become infected or impacted, and are no longer emptying properly,

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Should I Feed My Dog Bones?

June 21, 2017 - by Gemma Davis - in Uncategorised

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  Veterinarians, Vet Nurses and other vet practice staff are often asked the important question – Should I feed my dog bones? So the team at Vet24 have decided to share some recent cases illustrating the risks involved in feeding bones. Also we interviewed one of our own, qualified veterinarians to answer some of the

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Near Drowning Emergency

May 19, 2017 - by Gemma Davis - in Uncategorised

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Bentley is a gorgeous 10 week old french bulldog puppy and last weekend he fell into the family swimming pool. Drowning is a real danger for children and pets in WA where around 18% of dwellings have a swimming pool in the backyard. Bentley was extremely lucky, a family member heard the splash when he

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