Musculoskeletal Disorders in Dogs

Most Common Musculoskeletal Disorders in Dogs

The musculoskeletal system consists of the muscle and skeleton working together to form support for joints, and musculoskeletal disorders in dogs generally refers to bone and joint problems. These disorders can be genetic, the result of injury, or as part of the ageing process, and they are more commonly seen in large and active breeds.…

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Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

What is Hip Dysplasia in Dogs?

Many people with large dogs are familiar with hip dysplasia because, being a genetic condition, it affects certain breeds more, but any dog of any size can develop it. Hip dysplasia is when the ball and socket joint of the dog’s hind legs – the equivalent of our hips – doesn’t develop properly during the…

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Tick paralysis

What is Tick Paralysis?

The paralysis tick – Ixodes holocyclus – is a tiny creature that can have a big impact on any warm-blooded animal. They live in bushland and attach themselves to their host and suck its blood. The blood sucking itself isn’t the problem, the tick’s salivary glands produce a toxin that affects the host’s nervous system…

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Why is Chocolate Bad for Dogs

Why is Chocolate Bad for Dogs?

Almost everyone loves a chocolate treat, and because our dogs are often a part of the family, it can be tempting to reward them with their own little chocolate treat. But before you give in to those puppy eyes, consider that chocolate is one of many foods that can be toxic to dogs. While it’s…

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Heat Stroke in Animals

Signs of Heat Stroke in Animals

Australia’s summer temperatures can be brutal for everyone, including our pets. Just as you seek a cooler place when the temperatures soar, it’s important to remember you pets and ensure they’ve got somewhere cool to hang out. Dogs are particularly susceptible to overheating because they love to come with us on walks and in the…

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Dog Anxiety

Dog Anxiety – Signs and Remedies

Certain breeds of dog are more prone to anxiety than others, but all dogs can exhibit signs of stress and fear in a given situation. Left untreated, anxiety can develop into some very undesirable and inappropriate behaviour, and an anxious, fearful dog is more likely to bite, which could put you and your children at…

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Does Your Dog Have Diabetes

Does Your Dog Have Diabetes?

Diabetes in dogs is more common than many people realise, and it can become quite advanced before you notice any symptoms. That’s why it’s important to have regular vet checks, especially for older dogs, to find and treat any health problems early. Dogs only seem to get Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease where the…

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