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The Plight of a Schnauzer – Episode 2: Defeat

August 26, 2012

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Is your Schnauzer in peak health? Last week I posted ‘Episode 1 – Turmoil‘ of one of the most remarkable..

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Atypical bleeding cases continued…

September 26, 2011

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Getting back to my interesting anaemic case load. I was still mentally trying to get my head around ‘Myff‘ and what I could have done better in her management, then I admitted another seriously anaemic patient. The owner brought in ‘Cass’, her 12-year-old female desexed labrador cross that had crashed overnight. The owner said ‘Cass’ […]

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The anti-pitbull breedist legislation

September 5, 2011

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Firstly, I would like to pay my deepest condolences to the Victorian family that witnessed their toddler attacked and killed by their neighbor’s pit bull. I totally empathize with the mourning of this Victorian family and definitely support stricter laws being enforced by the government. These laws should include harsher penalties for the owners of un-contained aggressive dogs to […]

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A true labrador never stops wagging his/her tail

August 10, 2011

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The dark cloud has still not lifted and I am still encountering very challenging and heart breaking cases for my 4th week straight. I really need a few good winners to brighten up my spirit. Just got back from an afterhours emergency call and it is almost 1 a.m., my patient is stable and has gone home but […]

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Christopher you broke our hearts…

August 7, 2011

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Today we were filled with sorrow because ‘Christopher‘, our famous guinea pig deteriorated in spite of all our efforts. He had improved over the first two weeks but since friday, he started to go downhill. Today, Erin & Dave, his god parents were horrified to see he had developed a pressure sore over his right […]

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Must relax

August 4, 2011

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It sure has been a very hectic week and I am so glad I have a day off tomorrow. While I would just like to chill out and do absolutely nothing, I have a few lingering work issues that I need to tidy up before I can fully RELAX. I have so many amazing stories […]

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Beautiful inside out

August 3, 2011

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Tiger was my most prized being and the hardest decision I ever made was to leave her behind in Lebanon. It was not fair on her for me to drag her to Australia because she would have been quarantined for 6-12 months. She was a stunning cat, not just physically, but in her nature. She […]

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The curse of ‘they come in 3s’

July 31, 2011

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This was my weekend on emergency call. Fortunately being on emergency call has become second nature to me. I don’t stress or sit and dread hearing the emergency phone ring anymore. I mostly do errands and have the mobile handy and my brain is wired into emergency mode! While I have had a cruisy weekend […]

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Poison is poison

July 23, 2011

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I have seen many pets that have been poisoned. Some have actually gotten the poison from the neighbor’s property, others have had access in their own homes and some we have never determined the type of poisoning they have ingested. As vets, we must aim to treat the symptoms which include bleeding, seizures, muscle twitching, […]

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The art of surviving the losses

July 19, 2011

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I have only been back to work for two days after having two weeks off and this is what I already look like. I feel very distressed because I have already lost a few very special patients and it is only Tuesday. However, part of being a veterinarian is you need to learn to store that deflation away […]

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