Problems With Overweight Pets

Problems With Overweight Pets Obesity is a relatively common problem with urban pet animals. Most pets will in fact become overweight in time unless they are actively prevented from doing so. But ...

Summer, Worms and Heartworm

Summer, Worms and Heartworm Summer is back again already and one day soon (oh please, very soon) it’s going to rain again. We love the rain – suddenly everything around ...

Pet Heaven in Bluewater

Pet Heaven in Bluewater 2004 Richard Murray BVSc, MSc, FAVA I have, for a long time, thought that a proper pet cemetery was something that Townsville really needed. The emotional ...

Microchips For Pet Identification

Microchips For Pet Identification Microchips are another means of identification for linking pet animals with their owners. People who opt for having microchips implanted in their pet animals do so ...

Lumps and Bumps

Lumps and Bumps Many things in life are unavoidable – and ageing has got to be up there at the top of the list. Sometimes the signs of ageing are ...

Frank’s New Pet

Frank's New Pet Frank was lonely and he decided life would be more fun if he had a pet. So he went to the pet store and told the owner ...

Chocolate Toxicity in Pets

Alana Dowdell, DVM As Easter approaches, the temptation of chocolate can be overwhelming for us, as well as our pets. While our waistlines expand, the consequences for dogs and cats ...

Travelling With Pets

Travelling With Pets Every now and then we hit the roads and fly the skies to visit our family and friends. Because pets are often considered members of the family ...

Pets & Cyclones in Queensland

Pets And Cyclones In Queensland 2011 Richard Murray BVSc, MSc, FAVA A representative from WSVC attended the Urban Animal Management conference in Canberra a few years ago, where our key ...

On Strays, Straying And Pet Identification

On Strays, Straying And Pet Identification Straying animals create issues relevant to public safety, animal welfare and public amenity. They also cause big problems about who is responsible for their ...

Arthritis In Our Pets

There are many types of arthritis ( joint inflammation) but the one we commonly think of in older animals is osteoarthritis and that is what we shall consider here. Arthritis ...