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Hi I am Dr. Rayya. I created this site to take you on a journey of my life as a vet! I hope to inspire you, teach you, learn from you. Most importantly help pet owners and animals around the world by sharing pictures, videos and posts from my everyday experiences.

Dental Disease in Pets, the Silent Killer – Part 3

July 1, 2013

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Now for my way overdue and final dental sequel. The main topic is feline dentistry and there will also be a brief discussion about dental problems in other pets. There will be some overlap with canine dentistry but the focus will be on the unique oral inflammatory diseases that affect cats! We previously discussed how dogs […]

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Do Cats Really Have Nine Lives?

May 19, 2013

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Don’t worry, I know I still haven’t posted my last dental sequel and I will definitely be doing that soon. I just had to share this unbelievable case with you first. This will also give you a brief break from the gory dental pictures. We have endured a very chaotic working schedule in the past […]

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Dental Disease in Pets, the Silent Killer – Part 2

April 14, 2013

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Now to pick up where I left off in my last post; allow me to highlight the most common symptoms your pets may present with when suffering from a tooth ache and this will include some nauseating pictures. In dogs, the subtle signs they may display include: Favoring soft food, Burying their raw bone instead of tackling it […]

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Dental Disease in Pets, the Silent Killer – Part 1

April 1, 2013

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This is a subject very close to my heart. Ever since I graduated, I always struggled with educating my clients about the importance of dental hygiene in their beloved pets. As soon as I noted some tartar or plaque build-up on their pet’s teeth and before I could discuss my recommendations, they would defensively react […]

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Vets need holidays :-)

March 16, 2013

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I always feel terrible when I have to tell my clients I am going away as they unintentionally make me feel guilty about taking holidays. They ask questions like:

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Oh No, I discovered a lump on my pet! Part II

February 2, 2013

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Last time, I discussed three very common lumps I come across in my canine patients. There are a myriad of lumps and bumps that can affect your pets and I simply can’t cover all of them. I do, however, want to shed some light on a few other prevalent lumps and just equip you with […]

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Oh no,I discovered a lump on my pet! Part 1

January 14, 2013

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It must be very scary to discover a lump on your pet especially if it a decent size. I ask you not to panic and I hope this post..

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Capping off 2012 with IFAW’s Animal Action Award

December 30, 2012

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On the 21st of November 2012, I attended the IFAW Australian Animal Action Award Ceremony…

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Leave the little birdies alone

December 17, 2012

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Summer has arrived and it brings with it the introduction of so many beautiful little birdies. In the last two weeks, our clinic was..

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Are you sure you want to breed from your dog?

December 3, 2012

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I was in the middle of surgery when my colleague walked out and said, get ready for an emergency caesarean. Layla,a 12 month old Great Dane, had been scheduled for a pregnancy ultrasound later that afternoon. Her owner had wanted to check how many puppies were present and to make sure the pregnancy was going […]

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