Posts Tagged ‘cat’

Canine Tetanus: a Facial Expression to Remember

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Here’s a facial expression you should commit to memory.  A vet may only see it a few times during their career, and a pet owner only once if unlucky. No, it’s not Rabies or ferocious aggression;… 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

Advantage? Not for Bees, Perhaps

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

A recent study published in the Journal of Toxicology has revealed higher levels of environmental persistence and sensitivity of bees to Imidacloprid, the active in Advantage and Advantix, than… Read more

Gulf Oil Spill: Now Killing Pets Too

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

If the grotesque images of oil-soaked wildlife weren’t depressing enough, now the economic impact of the BP oil spill is landing large numbers of pets on welfare death row. Full article in the New… Read more

Interspecies Affection

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

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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

Feline personalities

Monday, May 17th, 2010

If there was just one family of animal I could empower with speech, and psychoanalyse, it would be the feline.  Their behaviour can be chilling: stroke, nuzzle, lick,… Read more

Vaccination Controversy, in man and animal

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

The recent bout of fitting toddlers in Perth, and death of a Brisbane infant within 12 hours of a routine, seasonal flu jab, is a tragic yet timely prompt for a conversation surrounding vaccination… Read more

Herd Immunity, Whooping and Kennel coughs

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Herd immunity is the protective firewall you enjoy when enough of your social circle is vaccinated. Even if you’re susceptible to a disease, you can’t catch it, because there isn’t anyone to give it… Read more

Stories of freakish pet injury or death

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

This is a cumulative list of horror stories of pet ownership: accidents, rare but predictable, from which we can learn and try to avoid;  and the totally freakish,  nobody could foresee. There’s… Read more