All posts by Rhys Martin

Is it safe to let your pet lick you?

According to Floyd Dewhirst, a bacterial geneticist at the Forsyth Institute and Professor of Oral Medicine at Harvard University, it is ok if your immune system is strong and you do not have any wounds on your face or mouth that would let bacteria into your bloodstream. Dewhirst and his colleagues have identified around 400 … Continue reading Is it safe to let your pet lick you?

The facts about giving bones

Warning: Large bones can break teeth, so always supervise your dog when eating raw bones. Dogs and bones seem a natural pairing. Unfortunately, some bones present health and safety hazards for your dogs. Cats, on the other hand, are delicate creatures and take time to eat their food, so we rarely see cats with health … Continue reading The facts about giving bones

Triple whammy for Princess the greyhound

Princess, a retired seven-and-a-half-year-old racing greyhound, came into VetLove Southside recently with a severe fractured leg. This was Princess’s second fractured leg; her first was when she was racing and only two years old, after which she retired from racing. Princess was happily playing on her seven-acre block of land when her owner, who coincidentally … Continue reading Triple whammy for Princess the greyhound

Meet Jessie

Jessie is a gorgeous 13-year-old mini Groodle. Her lovely owner found her one afternoon vomiting in the back yard and noticed she had a very bloated stomach. Jessie was immediately brought to our Nobby Beach clinic to visit Dr Ali. After a full examination and some important blood tests and X-rays, it was confirmed that Jessie had … Continue reading Meet Jessie

Meet Midnight: Not all kittens are superheroes

Midnight is a gorgeous little 12-week-old kitten, who used up one of his nine lives when he jumped/fell from a high kitchen cupboard. Midnight was presented at the clinic for an examination with Dr Julie and was admitted to hospital for pain relief and X-rays. The X-rays confirmed a fracture (pictured) high on the femoral … Continue reading Meet Midnight: Not all kittens are superheroes