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About Me

Farm animal care

While farm owners used to just think of their animals as a way to make money, I have noticed more and more farmers taking a holistic view of their animals health. Farmers are working on less stressful and more healthy farming techniques, and as a vet I approve. I am involved in helping prevent animal diseases as well as curing the animals when they get ill. I deal with a range of animals from the farm cat to horses and it's great being a valued member of the community. I hope you enjoy hearing the stories from my vet practise and can learn from them.

Canine Surgery: Preparing and Caring for Your Pet

If your vet has informed you that your pet dog needs to undergo an operation at the local animal hospital, here are some steps you can take to prepare them for the procedure and to prevent your pet from developing postoperative complications. Read on to find out more. De-stress your dog While knowing that your pet needs to have surgery can cause a great deal of stress, it is important that you take steps to de-stress your dog before the operation. Read More 

Does Your Dog Need To See A Veterinary Dentist?

Dental problems with your pet will not just result in discomfort. When you consider that your dog needs their teeth for chewing, defence and even exploring their environment, you will quickly realise that oral health is crucial for their overall well-being—not to mention that leaving oral problems to fester can cause your dog to develop serious health issues too. While taking care of your dog's teeth by brushing them regularly is important, you should also know the following signs that your dog needs to see a veterinary dentist. Read More 

Middle Ear Infections In Turtles: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Approach

Turtles are susceptible to developing middle ear infections, which can cause the ear cavity to become blocked with pus. The middle ear cavity is located under a thin layer of membrane behind the corner of the mouth, and if left untreated, a middle ear infection can spread to your turtle's jaw and skull. Here's an overview of the causes, symptoms and treatment approach for middle ear infections in turtles: Causes And Symptoms Read More 

Dealing With a Vet Emergency When You’re About to Go on Holiday

Animals always seem to have the worst timing. The cat goes nuts and breaks something important right before your important interview; your dog destroys that essential textbook when you have an assignment due and need to study. And, of course, possibly the worst of all: your beloved pet decides to get ill right when you're about to be away from home for a while. If you have an urgent situation that requires emergency vet treatment when you're about to go on holiday, it can double your worries. Read More 

5 Questions to Ask About Anesthesia for a Desexing Procedure

If it's time for your pet to be desexed, you need to take him or her to the vet for the procedure. In most cases, the vet will use general anesthesia to keep your pet comfortable. To ensure your pet is getting the best treatment possible, you may want to ask a few questions first. 1. Is It Possible to Use Topical Anesthesia? In most cases, the vet will need to use general anesthesia, but in some cases, the vet may be able to just use topical anesthesia. Read More