Posts Tagged ‘feline’

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

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

Insect Bites: from Itch to Anaphylaxis

Monday, April 19th, 2010

With our patients running around in nature, naked, and fascinated by all things moving, insect bite reactions are a familiar presentation for vets. Pets roaming backyard or paddock landscapes are at… 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

The 5 Myths of Food Allergies

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

In cats and dogs, like us humans, food allergies are on the rise.  Discovery a pet’s long-standing skin, ear, or gastrointestinal problem is due to a single dietary factor, rather than invisible… 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