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Tag Archives: guarded prognosis

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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Curiosity almost kills a cat

June 4, 2012

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I was bustling in and out of my morning consultations when I heard my colleague frantically researching the product..

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Eye injuries in pets are true emergencies!!!

February 26, 2012

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It has still been very steady at work which is great for a change. I have had a very interesting case load from routine general anaesthetics and dentals to working up a parrot with a non-weightbearing lameness to a behavioural consultation dealing with inter-dog aggression within the same household. Ah my line of work definitely never gets boring. […]

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Desexing your bitch can save her life…

October 8, 2011

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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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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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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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Tiny pet with huge impact

July 29, 2011

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A lady called the vet practice a few days ago because her son was very distressed about their pet guinea pig. He had just discovered the guinea pig was paralysed in its back legs. She could not bring in the pet until the next morning and had serious financial constraints. When you continuously hear this scenario, you start to […]

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