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Tag Archives: Pet

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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Vets need holidays :-)

March 16, 2013

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I always feel terrible when I have to tell my clients I am going away as they unintentionally make me feel guilty about taking holidays. They ask questions like:

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Do you trust your vet?

June 18, 2012

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I think it is very important for a veterinarian to be able to forge great relationships with their clients. Personally, I feel very privileged to have so many..

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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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Snakes are out and about

September 19, 2011

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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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Polls for anti-pitbull breedist legislation

September 10, 2011

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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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Like Pet Like Owner

August 29, 2011

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I had a very interesting question during one of my saturday consults. A client asked me if I often come across pets getting diagnosed with a disease that their owners incidentally have. I was baffled with the question because it does happen a lot but I can’t prove it to be an expected outcome. We also […]

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How does the time go…

August 12, 2011

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I really never find that I have enough time to accomplish all the tasks I have set out to do at work. I have been carting around this piece of paper with all these calls, cases and paperwork that needed doing. I have only managed to cross a few items from the long list on […]

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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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Must relax

August 4, 2011

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It sure has been a very hectic week and I am so glad I have a day off tomorrow. While I would just like to chill out and do absolutely nothing, I have a few lingering work issues that I need to tidy up before I can fully RELAX. I have so many amazing stories […]

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