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Why do they happen? There are numerous reasons why dog fights may occur – roaming dogs, entire/undesexed dogs fighting over females in season, territorial dogs are just a few examples – thus the importance of desexing, microchipping and providing adequate fencing around your property. What do you...

Routine vaccinations in dogs has been one of the most significant factors in the reduction of serious and deadly canine infectious disease such as Canine Parvovirus, Canine distemper virus and canine adenovirus – 2. While all vaccines are necessary the frequency in which they are administered...

Urolithiasis in dogs There are many types of bladder stones and each tends to form in a specific breed or species under specific conditions. Facts: 85% of patients with struvite bladder stones are female Breeds felt to have an increased risk for the formation of struvite stones...

A Publication of the Unusual & Exotic Pet Group  A Special Interest Group of the Australian Veterinary Association HOUSING YOUR TURTLE An aquarium full of water is very heavy so it needs a strong, stable surface. Avoid placing the tank in direct sunlight as this will promote the...

By the University of Queensland Small Animal Hospital Advances in recent years have shown us that feeding an all seed diet is not merely a bad diet, but actively contributes to the death of thousands of pet birds every year. Did you know? That sunflower seed contains...

Reptile Husbandry By Robert Johnson BVSc MACVSc Cert BA The most common cause of disease in captive reptiles is incorrect or poor husbandry. A sound knowledge of reptile husbandry is required to prevent diseases. Environmental and dietary needs must be considered carefully. Specific requirements of some species...

  Just as we need to clean our own teeth daily so do our pets. It is important to become familiar with your pets oral cavity by starting at an early age to examine your pet’s mouth and monitor for abnormal lesions, areas of pain and...

Historically, veterinarians in Australia have offered a subsidised desexing program in a bid to reduce the number of unwanted companion animals that have to be destroyed every year. What most people don’t know is that this service really is subsidised by your vet. It actually...