NEWSLETTER ARTICLES

Each newsletter we aim to provide you with three articles - two general interest and one with advice regarding an emergency scenario - all of our articles are archived here. 

November 29, 2018

Everyone has heard of asthma in people. But did you know cats could be affected too?

Well, they can and it’s more common than you might think.

In Australia, feline asthma is thought to affect around 1 in 100 cats, with onset typically in early to middle age. There is a s...

November 29, 2018

A specialist veterinary dermatologist once described Brisbane to me as “The allergy capital of Australia, if not the world”. An extreme statement, but testament to the number of atopic dogs that make up his case load. 

Allergic dermatitis occurs when the immune sys...

November 29, 2018

The tick toxin of Ixodes Holocyclus (aka the Paralysis Tick) firstly affects the muscles of the larynx, oesophagus and hind limbs.  Bear this in mind because it is reflected by the progressive symptoms you may see in a dog affected by tick paralysis. 

COMMON INITIA...

November 29, 2018

Paralysis ticks are potentially devastating parasites but they are, unfortunately, a part of life in Brisbane.

The tick preventatives available these days are extremely effective, nigh on 100% in fact, but still we recommend daily tick searches. They don't take long, th...

November 29, 2018

Heat stroke is a distressing, painful condition that can be fatal. Distress is usually seen when an animal’s body temperature rises above 40 degrees Celsius but once the body temperature rises above 42.8 degrees Celsius the proteins that make up your dog/cat start to d...

OK, now it’s time to take a look at osteoarthritis in dogs. Happily this is a well-recognised condition and vets and researchers around the world have put a lot of time and effort into determining how we can minimize pain and maximize quality of life in dogs who suffer...

The most sensitive marker of arthritis in cats is their ability to jump. For all cats over the age of seven, or for those who are predisposed to arthritis (especially large cats, those who have had previous joint surgery or overweight cats) we recommend running through...

It is to the veterinary industry's shame that, for so long, we have failed to see how our cats were silently suffering from osteoarthritis. Fortunately times are a changing and more and more studies into feline osteoarthritis are being undertaken but this is leading to...

May 30, 2018

As you may have read in our June 2018 Newsletter, arthritis is a big problem for cats, no matter how they hide it. Fortunately there are two simple things you can do to alleviate their suffering before even reaching for the medicine cabinet. 

Firstly...

When it comes to treating arthritis, we rely on both pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. 

Pharmaceuticals are definitely the heavy hitters - providing relible, effective and usually rapid pain relief. However, they are not without side effects and NSAIDs in particular c...

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