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Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis

Sore, red eyes could be signs of conjunctivitis, a common eye condition affecting both cats and dogs. What is conjunctivitis?Conjunctivitis is a ...

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Patella luxation

Patella luxation

What is patella luxation?A luxating patella means that the kneecap (or patella) is moving or dislocating from its normal position within the knee. Thi...

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Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) in Cats

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) in Cats

Is your cat having “accidents” in strange locations? They might have Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease. What is Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disea...

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Tracheal collapse

Tracheal collapse

A goose honk cough might be the first sign that your dog has a Tracheal collapse. What is Tracheal collapse?Tracheal collapse, or Dynamic Airway ...

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Pancreatitis in Cats

Pancreatitis in Cats

A well-known disease in dogs, pancreatitis also affects our feline friends. What is Pancreatitis?The term pancreatitis refers to inflammation of ...

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Reasons For Pets Bad Breath

Reasons For Pets Bad Breath

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is most likely caused by odour producing bacteria and tartar in your otherwise perfect I’m sure fur baby’s mouth!...

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All You Need To Know About Desexing Your Pet

All You Need To Know About Desexing Your Pet

Vetchat vets advocate for desexing of family pets and responsible breeding for those who are not. As July is National Desexing Month, it’s the perfect...

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Bee hypersensitivity

Bee hypersensitivity

What is a bee hypersensitivity?There are four different types of hypersensitivity in dogs (Type I - Type IV).An adverse reaction associated with a bee...

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Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic (allergic hypersensitivity) Dermatitis is the name given to environmental allergies that pets may experience including allergies to pollens, mo...

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Snake bite in Dogs & Cats

Snake bite in Dogs & Cats

Australia is home to 10 of the most venomous snakes in the world. However, bites to humans are rare and human fatalities number around two a year. For...

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Fleas in Dogs & Cats

Fleas in Dogs & Cats

Fleas are the most common ectoparasite affecting dogs and cats. Fleas are bothersome for our pets, however importantly, they can transmit parasites an...

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Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism

Mainly affecting older cats, hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid produces an excess of thyroid hormones.What is Hyperthyroidism?The thyroid is a g...

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Intestinal worms in Dogs & Cats

Intestinal worms in Dogs & Cats

Regular de-worming for pets is an important part of their care. Worm infection in severe cases can cause illness and death to pets especially puppies ...

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Mast Cell Tumour

Mast Cell Tumour

Although Mast Cell Tumours (MCT’s) are a common tumour affecting both dogs and cats, they behave very differently depending on which species is a...

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Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS)

Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS)

Difficulty breathing is a distressing consequence of the popularity of brachycephalic (short faced) breeds of dog.What is Brachycephalic Obstructive A...

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