Archive for the ‘Gastrointestinal’ Category

Kane’s Near Miss: Gastric Foreign Bodies

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Here is a recent email conversation with a client, regarding his Golden Labrador, Kane. The story may not be over, but we’ll keep you posted……. Dear Matt, At 4:44am this morning I awoke to… Read more

Effects of Bowel Flora on Wellbeing

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

The ecosystem that lives in your gut is complex, dynamic, amazonian in scale  and poorly understood. It’s affected by genes and what we put in our mouths: food, bacteria, probiotics and antibiotics…. Read more

C.S.I Billinudgel: Russell, a 1080 Survivor

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

In one sense, Russell is a very lucky boy. So far, in 6 years, he has survived a blow from a car, several venomous snakebites, obstruction on bladder stones, and secretly snacking on rat poison. If… Read more

Parvo Transmission by Human Hand

Friday, July 9th, 2010

The Parvo Outbreak, Ocean Shores (aka P.O.O.) continues to hit the fan, having now infected 8 and killed 2. It’s over two months since a newly-purchased pup carried the virus into the area. The… Read more

When the Oxidant is Onion, and Effect is Anaemia

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

The humble onion has always seemed the most unlikely of toxins but, it’s true, they can kill  both dog and cat.   Yet many pet owners have long fed onion-bearing leftovers to dogs with no apparent… Read more

Parvo Outbreak, Ocean Shores, NSW

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Scattered around the environment, like deadly confetti, Parvovirus is a hardy, virulent and highly contagious virus that strikes down hundreds of dogs each year. With a mortality rate up to 90%, it’s… Read more

Lily toxicity in cats: clarification

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Recently a client threw me a question that had me stumped, and curious.  Are all members of the lily family toxic to cats? Online message boards had the answer in minutes. If you’re a cat… Read more

When Protein Turns Toxic: Jesse’s Story

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Jesse’s story is one of poor genes, devoted pet-owners, and high-end veterinary intervention.  It offers insight into the clinical decision-making surrounding management of a rare disease that makes… Read more

DIY Elimination Diet for Dog and Cat

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Dogs and cats with long-standing skin or gastrointestinal troubles may be suffering food allergy.   Once you’ve dispelled the myths surrounding food allergy, you’re ready to test.  If you’re… Read more

C.S.I Bangalow: Spiked Custard?

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

One of three companion cats at a local nursing home, 1 year-old, Puddles was much loved by staff and residents. He was rushed to hospital after a Friday night on the tiles, with profuse vomiting and… Read more