Tag Archives: ask

Go Shorty!

July 26, 2011

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I obviously meet lots of dogs and cats every day and I connect and adore all my patients. However, I definitely sometimes develop an instant connection with a pet for whatever reason and feel quite bonded to it. It is not uncommon to feel like your own pet chose you and you could not resist! […]

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Alpacas delivering cria

July 24, 2011

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There is nothing better than going down memory lane. I was digging into pictures of my university days and I found that I was even more obsessed then in taking photographs. I guess back in those days, I had more time on my hands and was the enthusiastic observer and not the actual vet in […]

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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 sequel on ‘China’ the goose

July 22, 2011

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We followed through with our plans with ‘China’. He was admitted for full workup and I got great information from Dr. Colin (from Melbourne bird clinic) and he confirmed the diagnosis of bumblefoot based on the pictures I emailed him. I took lots of footage but will not bore you with all of it. I will just […]

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Super Bruno

July 21, 2011

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Meet Bruno, the friendliest Maremma I have ever met. He is living proof that any breed of dog is capable of being well socialised! This champ is one of my fave patients. He loves coming into the vet clinic and is usually busting with excitement to see everyone especially me because I have brain washed […]

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Goose Specialist Alert!

July 20, 2011

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Here I was today examining a very much loved goose named ‘China’. What are the odds, seriously? Maybe the word has gotten out that there is a goose specialist in town. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely crave learning more and more about every creature. ‘China’ is a very much loved pet Chinese goose that […]

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Spider calf

July 18, 2011

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This is a rare case and I actually did not see this calf myself. This little calf was born alive with a major abnormality: an extra set of legs attached to his own head! There are a few calves that are born with a variety of such abnormalities but most of them usually die a […]

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Kangaroos down under…

July 15, 2011

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I can still recall the excitement I felt at seeing my first kangaroo in Australia. It was at a wildlife park in Perth. Even today, after seeing heaps and heaps of kangaroos, I am still in awe of these magnificent creatures. However, one of the most beautiful moments I experienced first hand was at an […]

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This Goose is loose…

July 14, 2011

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After work and whenever I am on call, I absolutely dread being called out to a property when it is pitch dark and mostly if is freezing cold.I got home one night and the afterhours phone rang a couple of hours later. I held my breath, crossed my fingers and then took the call. This […]

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Brandy

July 13, 2011

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BEFORE AFTER The story of ‘Brandy‘ began when she was brought into me by the rangers afterhours one friday afternoon. They had been trying to track her down for a month. Many concerned citizens had been calling them about her whenever she was spotted dragging her hindlegs behind her. The firt time I looked at […]

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