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Creature Comfort: In Praise Of Veterinarians And Their Work

Welcome, everybody! I'm Yvonne and I volunteer at the local animal shelter. It is amazing to see how a little interaction can perk animals up. Mostly, there are dogs and cats, but we've had illegal pets too such as goannas, kangaroos, hares and even a fox! Of course, they can't be released into the wild. I am in absolute awe of the veterinarians who attend our shelter. They can treat everything from the largest Great Dane down to tiny turtles. They tell me that the animals are often abandoned because they appear to be sick; however, in most cases, a simple vet treatment does the trick. In this blog, I plan to sing the praises of vets and explain the ways I've seen them prevent and cure animal ailments. I hope there's something for both pet lovers and future pet owners. Thank you for stopping in.

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Taking Your Dog on a Caravanning Holiday: What to Know Before You Go

There is something truly unique about the freedom of going on holiday in a caravan. You can hit the open road with your entire family along for the ride, and this can often include the family dog (who will undoubtedly be overjoyed to be included). Caravans can easily accommodate all the members of your family (including those of the four-legged variety), but if you've not taken your beloved pooch on such a holiday before, there are a few things you need to do to ensure that your dog is safe and comfortable. Read More 

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Pets act as loveable companions of the household and are often considered part of the family. Just like any other family member, you want to take the best care of your pet and ensure they are happy and healthy. However accidents and complications happen, and there are instances where they may need urgent care from a qualified vet. It can be scary to see your furry friend in distress but it is important that you remain calm and take them to an emergency vet service as soon as possible. Read More 

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If your horse suddenly begins to exhibit behaviour that is out of character, such as rearing, bolting, bucking or refusing to be tacked up, it's highly likely that he is suffering from back pain. There are many causes of equine back pain and it's advisable to ask your vet to examine your horse to try to determine the cause, as some conditions can become chronic if left untreated. One such problem is a condition called kissing spines. Read More 

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