Posts Tagged ‘disease’

Mange: Demodex in the Dog

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

This is a story of a common skin complaint in young dogs, that often spontaneously resolves without treatment. The more chronic, severe form can leave a dog looking like something off the streets of… Read more

Tick Serum Shortages

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Watch out! This years severe tick season has depleted our national antivenom stockpile, and manufacturers are struggling to keep up with demand. The current weather pattern is doing more than just… 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

Tummy Troubles? What to do…

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Given the secret lives of pets, and their propensity to vacuum up and swallow anything, digestible or inedible, natural or man-made, palatable or not, it’s not unusual for vets to see pets off-colour… Read more

Google-mapping infectious diseases

Monday, March 1st, 2010

When making educated decisions on the need for vaccination, pet owners are often keen to hear of disease occurrence. Traditionally, without centralised monitoring of diseases, like those recorded… Read more

Liquid Gold: save time & money with urine

Friday, December 11th, 2009

When talking urine testing, most think drugs, cyclists and sprinters, but in medical reality there are a diverse variety of diseases which can be diagnosed with urine. The non-compliant veterinary… Read more

Feeding the cat and dog, an introduction

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

When it comes to questions difficult to do justice in a 15 minute consultation, diet is a biggy.  As we increasingly become aware of the dietary influences over our own health, the hazards of… Read more