Case Study – Ruggles, Newfoundland

Ruggles is a long time patient of Sydney Uni Vet and was visiting the practice due to a heart condition he had. He had an irregular heartbeat (so-called atrial fibrillation) which caused him to feel unwell (poor appetite, weight loss, poor exercise tolerance). This condition was treatable however the practice did not have the defibrillator required to treat Ruggles. Ruggles ‘Dad’, a longtime client and supporter of the practice kindly offered to make a donation to cover part of the [...]

Case Study – Ruggles, Newfoundland2018-04-11T13:00:53+00:00

Consumer Demands for Smaller Dogs Resulting in Debiliating Health Problems

Some of the latest research from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at The University of Sydney  has been covered in a number of media outlets, with the Honorary Associate Professor Max Zuber from the University of Sydney's Veterinary Teaching Hospital being interviewed on this research. See these links to read more:  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-05/downsized-dogs-leading-to-debilitating-health-problems-vets-warn/7298760 http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/home/pets/the-rise-of-pugs-and-bulldogs-australians-favour-small-dogs-with-wide-short-faces/news-story/a28777a1472f81bbfb5a63bc9d430794 http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/04/05/10/13/popularity-of-small-dog-breeds-causing-health-complications-and-reduced-quality-of-life http://www.livescience.com/54297-dogs-getting-smaller-and-sillier.html http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/apr/05/problems-from-head-to-tail-craze-for-pedigree-pugs-raises-health-concerns

Consumer Demands for Smaller Dogs Resulting in Debiliating Health Problems2018-04-11T12:43:25+00:00

BAER Testing

Deafness occurs in dogs probably with the same frequency as in people. The most common causes are congenital (recognised generally in the first 6 months of life) and age related (senile or degenerative deafness). Congenital deafness is most likely due to a genetic abnormality and is seen more commonly in some breeds including Dalmatians, Australian Cattle Dogs (ACD’s) and English Bull Terriers. It can, however, be seen occasionally in any dog breed and deafness is usually apparent by 6 [...]

BAER Testing2018-04-11T12:58:01+00:00

Saving Ranger

Ranger is a happy and healthy 13 week old Kelpie-cross pup who has faced his share of trauma already at such a young age. He was found lost and alone, wandering through rugged bushland around Abercrombie Caves in NSW’s Central West, at least 20km from any roads. He appeared from out of nowhere – tiny, injured and afraid, he was only nine weeks old. We have named him Ranger because this area has an infamous history as being [...]

Saving Ranger2018-04-11T13:37:05+00:00

Is Your Dog a Lifesaver?

Blood donation saves dogs’ lives, and you can receive $100 to spend on merchandise or food!


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