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Tag Archives: euthanasia

Fostering a special needs dog

November 19, 2012

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Let me tell you all about my lovely foster dog, Lucy. She is a beautiful 5-year-old female de-sexed golden retriever. She greets you with the biggest grin, loves to be a lap dog regardless of her size and just thrives on attention. I first met Lucy in 2010 as she had a very sore eye. Her […]

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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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Is Cesar Millan going to fix your dog?

April 16, 2012

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Today I would like to talk to you about Poppy, 2 year old Labrador with aggressive tendencies. She was booked in with me two weeks ago for a brief consultation to discuss her behavioural issues. The owner walked in the consultation looking quite unsettled. He handed me the behavioural questionnaire I requested his family 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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Twice lucky

August 8, 2011

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I would love to share with you the story of my neighbor’s chicken or as we call it here down under ‘chook’. Jesse has two pet chooks in her well enclosed backyard. It is a hobby farming area with homes back to back. I was driving out to work one morning and my neighbor came running towards […]

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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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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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