Caesarian

Sally was a very pregnant Jack Russell Terrier. While most cats and dogs give birth to their young without any problems at all, Sally was not that lucky. She had chosen the father of her pups poorly. The father was…

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Cancer

Cancer. The very word strikes fear in even the bravest souls. Unfortunately it is common and I see pets with some form of cancer everyday. We all have a fear of this disease. Many owners will put off a trip…

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Cane toads and Dogs

With the arrival of cane toads in the Darwin region it is important how to recognise if your pet has been poisoned by a cane toad and what to do if it has. Firstly the good news. Most dogs and…

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Canine cough (Kennel Cough)

We often receive calls about dogs who have been up all night coughing. Their owners are often distressed and worried that the dog has something stuck in its throat. Canine cough (Kennel cough), rather than something stuck, is often the…

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Cat Flu

As the density of the Territory’s human population increases so too does the Territory’s cat population. With this increase in cat density, the incidence of cat flu is also increasing. This happens for the same reason that kids constantly catch…

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Cats and Dogs Living Together

Despite the saying “to fight like cats and dogs” in most cases cats and dogs can and do live together amicably, especially if they have been brought up with one another. On the other hand you have always had a…

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Chickens as Pets

Chickens make great pets and they are surprisingly popular. We often have people bringing in their sick or injured chook. Their owners are often embarrassed about admitting that they care but they shouldn’t be! Chickens can be very engaging, friendly…

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Christmas and Pets

Christmas, while for most a wonderful time of year, can be stressful and unsettling for others, including our pets. Most of us overindulge at Christmas, not only with food but with visitors and activities as well. With visitors in the…

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