A Warning about Dogs, grapes, sultanas and raisins – KoKo

Courtesy of Puppy Tales Grapes, raisins and sultanas may cause acute renal failure (the sudden development of kidney failure) in some dogs. Even though there has been some research, the reason as to why some dogs develop renal failure after eating grapes, raisins and sultanas is still unknown. Further work is needed to understand the […]

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What to do if I eat chocolate?

Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, which in larger amounts is especially dangerous because pets can’t break it down and eliminate it the same way humans can. It can build up to toxic concentrations and cause multi-organ disease and failure if not treated properly. What symptoms will you see if your doggie mate eats chocolate this […]

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It’s summer – please keep us doggies cool

Tips to Keep Your Dog Cool (courtesy of Wembley Vet Clinic) Fresh water and shade are the most important things to provide relief from the heat. Have 2 or more water bowls around the house in case one is knocked over. Try filling small plastic paddling pools with fresh water.  Some dogs love to have […]

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Poisonous plants for dogs to avoid

Thank you to Wembley Vet Clinic for this handy information. . Azaleas and rhododendrons contain toxins that may cause vomiting, diarrhoea, coma, and potentially even death. Tulip and daffodil bulbs cause serious stomach problems, convulsions, and increased heart rate. Cycads are highly toxic. A single seed may result in vomiting, seizures and liver failure – […]

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Oh, Oh – it’s teeth cleaning time – KoKo

August is Pet Dental Month Wembley Veterinary Hospital has some good advice in their newsletter which I would like to share with you. Their news is in “commas” whereas my comments are in sloping writing – KoKo “Dental disease is one of the most common conditions affecting pets. It can cause bad breath, pain and […]

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Don’t let me get fat over winter please

Tips from Dr Greg from Subiaco Vet Clinic  Feed only the recommended pet food, with no other leftovers, scraps, snacks or treats  Wiegh me regulatly and record results, ideally charting progress over time  Ensure that only one person feeds me  Get a new, smaller feed bowl  Always measure the food using […]

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