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How To Apply Bravecto Spot-On for Dogs- Companion Animal Vets

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Bravecto spot-on for dogs can be used every 6 months to protect your dog from deadly paralysis ticks. There are a few tricks to applying it that will make your life much easier.

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Paralysis Ticks- Are Your Pets Safe?- Companion Animal Vets

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Paralysis Ticks are found up and down the east coast of Australia. In order to protect your pet there are 3 key things that you need to know.

To get a copy of the tick identification chart referred to in the video use this link which will open in facebook messenger where you will be sent the pdf file: https://go.cavh.com.au/2RIK0Fp

The video mentioned about how to apply Bravecto Spot-on is here: https://youtu.be/qlf1YhhtitQ

How to stop your dog pulling on the lead- Companion Animal Vets

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This video was recorded live as part of our weekly #askthevetlive series on Fridays at Companion Animal Vets in Dapto

Welcome to the Companion Animal Veterinary Hospital channel where we keep you up to date with the latest information and best practices to help you care for your family pet.

We want to help you care for your dog, cat or rabbit so that you can keep them as healthy and happy as possible.

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I hope you enjoyed this video and I welcome any feedback!

When is the tick season?- Companion Animal Vets

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This was recorded live as part of our #askthevetlive series on Fridays.

Welcome to the Companion Animal Veterinary Hospital channel where we keep you up to date with the latest information and best practices to help you care for your family pet.

We want to help you care for your dog, cat or rabbit so that you can keep them as healthy and happy as possible.

Make sure you subscribe to our channel to keep up to date with our latest videos!

I hope you enjoyed this video and I welcome any feedback!

Is my dog too skinny? How to tell- Companion Animal Vets

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We often get asked if poeple's dogs are too skinny because others have told them it is. In most cases the critics dogs are too fat. In this video Mel explains how to tell if your dog is too skinny.

Welcome to the Companion Animal Veterinary Hospital channel where we keep you up to date with the latest information and best practices to help you care for your family pet.

We want to help you care for your dog, cat or rabbit so that you can keep them as healthy and happy as possible.

Checking your Dog's Sleeping Respiratory Rate

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Westie Dog sleeping on a rug on a wooden floor and being timed

Having heart disease is not the same as heart failure. When the heart is failing there are treatments that can be given to help. Monitoring the resiratory rate is one simple tool we can use to help determine if the heart is failing and also monitor response to treatment.

Sometimes we may ask you to monitor your dog's resting respiratory rate. When your dog is relaxed and asleep we are less likely to have interference from things like excitement, fear or exercise.

How to do it

So this is what we need to do:

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Anxiety in Dogs

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cute dog peeking from behind a gate and sticking their head out a hole and licking their lips

There’s alot of perceived stigma about using medications to treat anxiety in dogs but this is a real disease that causes suffering if not treated appropriately. Here’s why in this case drugs are good....

Generalised anxiety is a common problem in dogs. If left untreated it can result in:

I Hurt it On The Grape Vine

Toxic to dog: grapes, raisins and sultanas

Grapes, raisins and currants can be toxic to dogs (and possibly cats and ferrets as well).

The Signs

Vomiting and diarrhoea are usually the first signs, often developing within hours of ingestion and the vomitus or stools may contain pieces of the fruit. Other symptoms include abnormal drinking and urination, not eating, abdominal pain and lethargy.

What is osteochondritis?

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An OCD lesion in a dog's knee (surgical view)

Osteochondrosis is a disease that occurs in young growing dogs that results in an interruption to the normal growth of bone and cartilage in the joints. There are multiple forms of osteochondrosis and the resulting effects depend on several factors including:

  • the joint/joints affected
  • the location within the joint
  • the severity of the defect
  • the degree of arthritis present in the joint

Some of the conditions that are caused by osteochondrosis include:

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