Category Archives: Dogs

Elizabethan Collar

If there is one image that is synonymous with the vet, it's of a dog (or cat) leaving the clinic wearing an Elizabethan collar. Elizabethan collars - also known colloquially as the e-collar, 'cone of shame', lampshade and radar dish - are primarily used to prevent animals from traumatising themselves, and to protect surgical wounds.…
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Desexing: Can it wait?

  Surgical desexing is a responsible way you can help reduce pet overpopulation and unwanted pregnancies. Traditionally, desexing is undertaken from about 6 months of age. During these COVID-19 times, it is important that we reduce our interpersonal contact as much as possible, and avoid all unnecessary errands outside of our homes. In addition, as…
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How to make sure your dog doesn’t get canine cabin fever

As coronavirus forces us to isolate, some pundits are suggesting now is the ideal time to bring a dog into your life. But our experts in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science say you need to think first before taking on a puppy. Staying home and not socialising your dogs, most notably puppies, risks them…
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Close encounter with a red-bellied black snake

Max and Luca were rushed to Uni Vets Camden after a close encounter with a red-bellied black snake. Red-bellied blacks are an Australian elapid snake found in New South Wales that can cause a true medical emergency through their venomous bite. Toxins in the venom are responsible for these common signs: - Shaking and tremors…
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