October 23, 2011

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One expensive goat curry…

Monday was looking good. Schedule was not too frantic, things were running smoothly and everything was under control. We got all too comfortable but then Tuesday came. My goodness, I really still don’t know how we managed to pull through and maintain any cognitive function at the end of the day. If we didn’t come […]

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October 17, 2011

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Is your male cat struggling to pee?

We often get calls about cats that are straining to urinate or have blood in their urine. One of the first questions a veterinary staff member automatically asks after you have told them your cat is having issues urinating is: ‘Do you own a male or female cat?’. Many of our callers may be flustered by […]

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October 11, 2011

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True troopers-patients that never gave up the fight

I am pleased to give everyone an update on ‘Gemma’. I only operated on her 10 days ago. She has bounced back and is on her way to a full recovery. Her examination showed her vitals were all okay and she is in the clear. I can not tell you how thrilled I am to […]

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October 8, 2011

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Desexing your bitch can save her life…

I have had a very hectic two weeks and was also on emergency call last weekend. I had a major sleep in today and finally feel refreshed and ready to face the world again. My hard work has mostly paid off recently and I have been rewarded by so many of my clients with brilliant gifts. I […]

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September 26, 2011

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Atypical bleeding cases continued…

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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September 25, 2011

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Jinxed with atypical bleeding cases

I really don’t know what I did to deserve so many complicated bleeding cases over the past two weeks. I was starting to think that our in-house blood machine was not working because every case I handled seemed to be suffering from anaemia (low red blood cell count). I had to collect blood from a […]

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September 19, 2011

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Snakes are out and about

So spring has finally sprung and we have been enjoying very beautiful sunny weather. I absolutely love the warmer and hot weather but this season keeps us vets much too busy to enjoy sun bathing. Last week, snake bite season begun. It is a bit early but we definitely encountered a few snake bites and a […]

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September 12, 2011

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Cull the ewe

Just as we closed the doors to the clinic and finished up our Saturday morning consults, the afterhours emergency phone rang and I had to go treat a horse with a huge flesh wound. It was the sweetest horse and he cooperated so well with the whole process. As I was ready to leave the property, the farmers […]

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September 10, 2011

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Polls for anti-pitbull breedist legislation

I would first like to thank each and every one of you for taking the time to read my article entitled ‘The anti-pitbull breedist legislation’. I extend my sincere gratitude for all the contributions made via sharing your comments and taking the time to fill in the poll. I asked three questions and as promised, the results of […]

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September 5, 2011

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The anti-pitbull breedist legislation

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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