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How to Prevent Infection in Dog’s Stitches & Surgical Incision

How to Prevent Infection in Dog

Caring for your dog’s incision and stitches after surgery may seem like a daunting task that requires a lot of responsibilities, and that’s because it does. This is a point in your dog’s life where he needs your support more than ever. The most important thing to remember after a dog has surgery is to […]

TPLO Surgery for Dogs: What You Need to Know

TPLO Surgery for Dogs

When a dog’s cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) ruptures, one of the surgical options that veterinarians recommend is tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO).  The CCL connects a dog’s tibia (shin bone) to the femur (thigh bone) and is responsible for stabilising the joint. When torn or ruptured, the tibia slips forward relative to the femur. As […]

How Much Does a Dog or Cat Microchip Cost in Australia?

Microchip Cost in Australia

Pet microchipping is the process of having your pets, such as dogs and cats, registered in an animal registry by inserting a grain-sized microchip under their skins. A microchip serves as the pet’s permanent identification, for it contains a unique identification number that links to the owner’s address and contact information when scanned by vets […]

Caring For Your Pet After Surgery: What to Expect & How to Help 

Caring For Your Pet After Surgery

Surgery is finally over! I am sure you’re keen to get your pet back on its four legs.  Generally, post-surgery care involves lots of rest in a cosy environment, pain management using vet-prescribed meds, and a good diet. You’ll also need to monitor your pet after surgery to ensure they are recovering properly and speak […]

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 […]