Posts Tagged ‘vet’

Cat Versus Rabbit: Video

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

Rabbits are sometimes found with catastrophic limb, spinal or skull fractures, after a night safely housed in secure hutch. Witnessing the explosive acrobatics they employ to evade a predator, it’s… Read more

Dumbing-Down our Pets with Insecticides?

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Three recent articles have revealed exposure of the fetus to Organophosphates (OPs), a class of insecticide commonly used on our food crops and pets, stunts cognitive development  throughout… 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

Georgie Crawford: Addicted to Toad

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

This La Nina cycle has brought plenty of welcome rain. Our gardens are thriving, but so is the local Cane Toad population. These are a persistent fear of many pet owners and justifiably so: Bufo… Read more

CSI Ballina: Kittens Under the Influence

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Here’s a brief account of two kittens recently adopted-out by a welfare agency.  A few hours after arrival at their new home, one was lapsing into unconsciousness, the other was drunk and having… Read more

Video: Partial Seizure in a Pug?

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Sometimes vets are presented with unusual neurologic cases. Brain function in a animal is no less complex than ours but without verbal input from the patient diagnosis of diseases can be a little… Read more

C.S.I Ewingsdale – Hendrix Goes Down

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

It’s a dangerous world out there and when pets go roaming, things can turn nasty. One of the most famous of all threats in nature are venomous snakes, of which Australia has some of the most deadly…. Read more

Thumbnail Audit of Adverse Vaccination Events

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

If justifying your decision against vaccination in terms of feared side effects, it’s important to get your facts right.   Here we’ll look at the types of side effects dogs and cats may suffer… Read more

Best Friends

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

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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