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EAST BUNDABERG VET BLOG

Welcome to the East Bundaberg Veterinary blog. On this page we will be uploading posts about topics such as pet health care, interesting cases and new products, just to name a few things. To see our old blog site follow the link to our blogspot site at eastbundabergvet.blogspot.com.au.

Bathing Your Pet

Every summer we see a lot of animals presented at our hospital with skin problems that are either caused by the shampoos the owner uses or the conditioner has been propagated by the shampoo the owner uses. Most people know that certain shampoo and conditioners are...

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Enlarged Hearts in Cats

Let’s talk about Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy also known as enlarged hearts in cats. This hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats (commonly known as HCM) used to be very common as a lot of homemade food was missing an important ingredient called Taurine. But...

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When Your Pet Gets Bitten By a Snake

This time of year always keeps veterinarians busy with snake bite cases. The main offender appears to be The Brown Snake but occasionally we see other cases of animal affected by snakes. As snakes are cold-blooded – they hibernate in winter but are very active...

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Head Trauma – A Matter of Minutes

Have you ever wondered what happens to your animal friends when they are unfortunate enough to have an accident with a car, or any other object that can inflict serious damage to the head and upper neck area? The sequence of events should go something like this: the...

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Bladder Problems During the Colder Months

There is definitely an increase in the incidence of urinary problems in the cooler and cold months of the year in family pets The big reason for his increase is the longer hours of night and the cold weather makes the animals less active. Also because it is cold at...

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All Ear Problems Are Not Internal

The next time you see your pets head shaking and flapping its ears in the wind, please do not assume that the problem is internal in the ear A number of cases that we see over a year period where the animal is presented with suspect ear canal infections are not...

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Anal Glands All dogs and cats have them

Have you ever noticed your pet scoots across the ground on their bottom? Besides the funny comments that their owners make – your pet is actually trying to ease an irritation that it has around its anal area As soon as most pet owners see this problem then the...

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Why you need to Vaccinate your pet

I have no idea why owners of companion animals feel that if their pets do not mix with other animals that it is not necessary to vaccinate. I am sure that there is a belief (even though it is wrong) that animals can only become infected with contagious diseases if...

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How To Keep Your Cat Safe At Night

One dreaded disease that we are seeing more and more of in cats in Bundaberg is AIDS. This disease s similar to AIDS in humans but can not go from humans to cats or cats to humans AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and is caused by a virus that lives...

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To All Those Well Meaning Neighbours

Every so often we are presented with an animal that is choking from eating a bone or the animal has a perforated bowel from eating cooked bones. In some of these cases, the owner admits that they are to blame, but in other cases it’s not the owner that’s...

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