Haemolytic Anaemia in Dogs

What is Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia in Dogs? Autoimmune haemolytic anaemia (AIHA) is an immune mediated disease in which the dog’s immune system attacks and destroys the body’s red blood cells. It is a potentially life-threatening disease and vets are seeing it with increasing frequency. Causes of Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia in Dogs Haemolytic anaemia in dogs can be primary (idiopathic – …

Is Your Dog Underweight?

If you want to put weight back on your dog, you need to understand why he’s underweight. There are a variety of reasons a dog may lose weight, ranging from mild, routine medical conditions to more serious illnesses. Common reasons for weight loss in dogs include: ⁃ Poor quality diet. ⁃ Excessive physical energy or extended exposure to cold causing …

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A Well Socialised Dog

The word socialisation gets flung around a lot in the dog-training world, and it’s definition has come to mean an awful lot of things, causing much confusion. Many of which are not only incredibly counter-productive, but also downright dangerous. So let’s see if we can clarify a few things. Socialisation isn’t: ⁃ About letting your dog freely interact with dogs …

Snake Bites

Snake Bites – Nearly 6,500 pets are bitten by snakes each year in Australia. Venomous snake bites are a life-threatening emergency. Snakes bites usually happen during the summer months, as snakes hibernate or are inactive in cold weather. Throughout the warmer weather, even city dogs and cats can stumble upon snakes in local parks, particularly those near bodies of fresh …

Pets and Bush Fire

 The safest time to evacuate is BEFORE a fire starts – do it early, and prepare to take your pets with you.  Fire is a phenomenon found in most ecosystems within Australia. Those living in rural areas or on the urban fringe of cities are at some stage, most likely to experience bush fires, although travelers, holiday- makers, or those …

Eye Disorders in Dogs

The common eye problems which are known to be able to affect dogs include cataracts, cherry eye, conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers. Symptoms of an eye condition can generally include the affected dog squinting and avoiding any bright light. The dog may release its tears in excess and in some cases, some mucous or serous discharge. Inflammation and sometimes cloudiness may …

Photographing Pets

“Never work with children and animals”, they say. Well, life’s photographic memories would be pretty boring if we abided to that old wives-tale. Although children and animals do have their challenges, there is nothing more rewarding than hanging that special photograph, which you yourself took, of Rover when he went for his first swim/finally caught the ball/dug up all the …