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Mon, 06/10/2013 - 07:24

The most common types of intestinal parasites seen in dogs and cats in Victoria are roundworms and tapeworms.

Roundworms:

Roundworms are typically “spaghetti” like in shape, and can be acquired via one of 4 routes:

consuming worm eggs in soil contaminated by dog, cat, or racoon feces consuming prey (usually a rodent) that is carrying larval worms encysted in its...
Tue, 05/28/2013 - 07:16

Kennel cough, or infectious tracheobronchitis, is characterized by a harsh, hacking cough which sounds like “something stuck in my dog’s throat”.  Some dogs will expel a foamy mucous when they cough, which can also be confused with vomiting.  It is caused by viruses or bacteria which dogs acquire through direct contact with infected dogs or their respiratory secretions.  Kennel cough is a...

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 09:12

What are ticks?

Ticks are parasites that feed on the blood of animals, including dogs, cats and humans. They tend to live in tall grass and woods. Here is a detailed video about ticks and their life cycle.

How to remove a tick

There are many stories circulating about easy ways to remove ticks including using Vaseline and butter, burning or freezing and even using...

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 09:53

Like human babies, puppies and kittens grow at an astounding rate. At no time is nutrition more important than when young pets are developing. Puppies and kittens have special nutritional requirements that may not be met by pet foods developed for adult or senior animals. Pet food specifically for puppies and kittens will contain optimimum nutrition for all the different systems that are...

Thu, 03/21/2013 - 08:43

Emma is our 7 year old Border Collie. Emma is an active dog with a high toy focus and regularly participates in agility training and trials.

At age two she received a slash in her side from a piece of sheet metal which healed up very well, at least externally. Since then she would frequently turn to look at her hip even though there was nothing there. A few months ago, she over did...

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