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Dr Vick’s Patient Pick: Obi

Dr Vick’s Patient Pick: Obi

It’s really important that, if ever your bunny shows the slightest signs that they may be unwell, you bring them to the vet for a check-up. Being a prey-species, their survival depends on their fitness and if there is anything that shows a predator they may be weak,...

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Drag-Racing: Why does your dog scoot his butt?

Drag-Racing: Why does your dog scoot his butt?

Some days, it feels like I’m dealing more with dogs bottoms than their faces! Every day, I see so many dogs embarrassing their pet-parents with licking and scooting their butt along the floor. Call it the boot-scoot, drag-racing or the truffle shuffle - I’m sure...

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5 Common Foods to NEVER feed your dog

5 Common Foods to NEVER feed your dog

I come from a family with a lot of heart, and we celebrate and show love for each other by sharing food. Feeding each other is just as loving as sharing a warm hug. I know that I can’t be the only one guilty of transferring this onto my pets - a nibble off of the...

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Ever wonder why your older dog has cloudy eyes?

Ever wonder why your older dog has cloudy eyes?

If you’ve got a dog that is considered (gasp!) ‘senior’ - then I suggest looking into their eyes. You might have already noticed this, but do they look a bit milky, a bit cloudy? Has your vet ever mentioned this to you, discussed what might be going on? Cloudy eyes in...

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Will giving my dog fish-oil help with his arthritis?

Will giving my dog fish-oil help with his arthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a painful condition that is very common in both dogs and cats. It’s a degenerative disease - which means that despite your best efforts, it will inevitably get worse. Having a pet that suffers from arthritis is a constant battle against the enemy,...

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What is this lump on my dog?

What is this lump on my dog?

Lumps are always a topic that is met with trepidation, the burning question - is it cancer? To even get close to those kinds of answers, your veterinarian will almost definitely need to perform some in-consult testing. Whilst you provide some love and support to your...

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Can you feed your dog bones?

Can you feed your dog bones?

Can you feed your dog bones? Yes, of course you can! Should you feed your dog bones? No, I really don’t recommend it as a good idea.  Yup, it’s a very controversial topic. If you do enough googling you will find plenty of sources encouraging you to feed bones, even...

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5 Things Every Cat Parent Should Know

5 Things Every Cat Parent Should Know

Cats. Revered throughout history, as Gods by the opulent kingdoms of the ancient Egyptians and as omens by maritime soldiers. Cats have, without doubt, cemented themselves as our partners, wise counterparts to turn to for guidance and assurance. Despite their air of...

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Do I need to vaccinate my dog every year?

Do I need to vaccinate my dog every year?

In short: Yes. Our pets rely on us to be advocates for their healthcare, they depend on us to speak up on their behalf when they’re feeling unwell or sore. But that’s not where our responsibility stops. As a pet-parent, our obligation is bigger than our furred-family....

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My dog ate chocolate, what do I do?

My dog ate chocolate, what do I do?

Let’s be honest, if you don’t like chocolate, are you even normal? Dog’s share our sweet-tooth, and it’s not uncommon that we see them after indulging. When I eat too much chocolate, it ruins any dreams that I had of a coke-bottle summer body. The only victim here is...

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