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Tag Archives: General anaesthetic

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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The big heat wave

January 28, 2012

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I have had a rather steady two weeks at work. However, my weekends have been rather interesting. Last weekend I threw Alana (my colleague at work) an 80’s dress up farewell party. She is off to the UK in February and I will miss her heaps. We have a great vet working relationship and have […]

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“Major” update

January 13, 2012

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What a day it has been. I walked into the clinic and there was this 3 weeks premature born cria (baby alpaca) that required urgent attention. It was so weak and struggling to breathe. We started with offering her aggressive supportive therapy-warming her up, passing a gastric tube to feed her and then even maintained her on some oxygen. She […]

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Fetching a stick turns ugly…

January 8, 2012

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‘Major’ walked into the clinic and our vet team was stupified. Every staff member that was cruising past me kept saying: ‘Have you seen that dog with the stick injury?’. I was starting to get edgy because I was still finishing up a procedure and was now dieing to see what the whole fuss was about. […]

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