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8 Symptoms of Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Dogs

8 Symptoms of Cruciate Ligament

Seeing a dog limp isn’t unusual as energetic dogs can often overdo it while they are playing. However, limping can also indicate a much more serious condition, cruciate ligament injuries, so how can you tell the difference?  The most common signs that your dog has a cruciate ligament injury are the inability to walk or […]

Microchips for Cats: Everything You Need to Know 

Microchips for Cats

Cat microchipping is a legal requirement in most Australian states. But what exactly are cat microchips, and are they really necessary?  Cat microchips contain a unique number linked to your account on a pet registry database. When the microchip is scanned by a vet or animal shelter, they are able to find your contact details […]

Dog Hip Dysplasia: Everything You Need to Know

Dog Hip Dysplasia

Canine hip dysplasia is a common condition in puppies. In fact, it is one of the most common orthopaedic conditions seen in dogs. But what is hip dysplasia in dogs, and how is it treated?  Hip dysplasia is an inherited orthopaedic condition seen in dogs, affecting the coxofemoral joint (hip joint). Over time, it affects […]

Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) In Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

IVDD in Dogs

If you notice your dog limping or having trouble walking, you may be concerned your dog has IVDD. It’s the most common cause of spinal cord issues in dogs, but what is IVDD, and what are the signs to look for?  IVDD, or intervertebral disc disease, is a degenerative disease of the spine that affects […]

Dog Sedation and Anaesthesia: Everything You Need to Know

Dog Sedation and Anaethesia

Dogs are just as susceptible to disease and injury as humans are. However, unlike humans, you can’t properly communicate with dogs to prepare them for surgery or medical procedures, which is why sedatives and anaesthesia are essential. But when are they necessary, and how do they affect dogs? Sedation and anaesthesia allow your dog to […]

Pet Fasting Before Surgery: All Your Questions Answered

Pet Fasting Before Surgery

Fasting is commonly required before surgery, whether it’s for humans or pets. It’s a recommended pre-operation to-do to prevent complications that can be caused by the surgery itself or the general anaesthesia administered during surgery. But is it safe and necessary? Pet fasting before surgery is crucial as it can prevent vomiting and aspiration, which […]

Dog Cones After Surgery: All Your Questions Answered

Dog Cone After Surgery

Surgery for dogs is never easy, and the challenges don’t stop once your dog is home with you. Keeping a dog cone on your dog is important for many procedures, but why are they important, and how long do they have to stay on? A cone helps prevent dogs from licking, scratching, or biting a […]

Dog & Puppy Hernias: Everything You Need to Know

Dog and Puppy Hernias

When a dog or puppy develops a hernia, dog lovers may find it alarming and may experience panic if they are unaware of how to handle it. Nothing worries a pet owner more than seeing their pet in pain.  However, you may be surprised by how common puppy hernias are, and even if they require […]

How to Check a Pet’s Microchip Number: All Your Questions Answered

How to Check a Pets Microchip Number

Microchips serve as the permanent identification for pets, with unique identification numbers for each animal. The microchip number is then linked to the owner’s address and contact information on a pet registry which has to be updated from time to time. These personal details are stored securely in a database and cannot be accessed easily. […]

Microchips for Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

Microchips for Dogs

Have you ever lost a dog? If you haven’t, I’m sure you’ve heard of stories or shared ‘lost pet, please help’ posts on social media. Losing a furry friend (or a four-legged family member) is terrible, so it’s a good thing that there’s a solution for that: microchipping. Microchipping is simple and relatively painless, ensuring […]