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pet-careWelcome to Talk To The Vet pet advice centre, your online source for pet information and animal care tips.

At Talk To The Vet we understand that pets are a big part of your family and we strive to help in anyway we can when it comes to your pet’s health. On this page you will find over 50 articles professionally written and updated by practice experts and veterinary experts to bring you the most up-to-date high quality client information.

Talk To The Vet are dedicated to caring for the wellbeing of your cat, dog or small animal. We hope the information provides you with essential information on how to properly care for you pet and help you find all the expert advice you need to ensure you have a healthy pet all year round.

  • Removal of wart on dogs face

    Animal: Dog Breed: Staffordshire bull terrier Pet Symptoms: Does my dog have to go under general anaesthetic or is sedation enough for removal of wart on her face? Our Advice: It really depends on the dog and how calm/well behaved … Continue reading

  • Dog eats dead fish

    Animal: Dog Breed: Lurcher Pet Symptoms: My puppy has eaten part of a dead fish when walking along the river. What should I do? Our Advice: If there is no gagging vomiting diarrhea or lethargy I would advise you to … Continue reading

  • Itchy penis due to inflammation

    Animal: Cat Breed: Black and white Pet Symptoms: I am concerned about my 5 year old cat – male, castrated, gentle and shy. And an indoor cat. He is bored. We have tried lots of toys, interaction with us, and … Continue reading

  • Hernia in Dogs

    Animal: Dog Breed: Toy poodle Pet Symptoms: Hello we are looking at getting a puppy we have found one we like but have found out it has had a hernia on its back inside leg near the genitalia. It is … Continue reading

  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Animal: Cat Breed: Pet Symptoms: My cat Maggie has what is likely to be a squamous cell carcinoma on the bridge of her nose. The skin broke two and a half months ago now and she seems to feel better … Continue reading

  • Dog Vomiting Problems

    Animal: Dog Breed: Labrador Retriever Pet Symptoms: My labrador retriever is 2-years old and is a girl she has been vomiting mainly late at night 1 or 2 times for the past 3 weeks, she has had an x-ray and … Continue reading

  • Antihistamine dosages for dogs

    Animal: Dog Breed: Labrador Pet Symptoms: Can you give a dog human antihistamine such as piriton, benadry, etc.? If so what would be the dosage for a 45kg labrador? Our Advice: Yes you can give Piriton. The dose for 45 … Continue reading

  • Inflame vulva

    Animal: Dog Breed: Staffordshire bull terrier Pet Symptoms: Our 8 year old female staffie seems to have swollen vulva – which we have noticed in last couple of days. It doesn’t cause her issues and she is not getting bothered … Continue reading

  • Nose cancer in Dogs

    Animal: Dog Breed: Brown Lab Pet Symptoms: My brown lab of 12 years has nose cancer, he was diagnosed in august which started of as a spot in his right nostril and in 2-3 months it has deformed his nose, … Continue reading

  • Sneezing fits with a runny nose

    Animal: Cat Breed: Short-haired Pet Symptoms: Hi, for three days my cat has been having bouts of sneezing fits with a runny nose, not going outdoors as much and as of today he seems to have lost his meow and … Continue reading

  • Demodex

    Animal: Dog Breed: Staffordshire bull terrier Pet Symptoms: My dog 19month old Staffordshire bull terrier keeps getting demodex this is the 3rd time in 12months she gets treated with aludex baths weekly each time for weeks then she has advocate … Continue reading

  • Suffering from dry crusty nose

    Animal: Dog Breed: Cocker Spaniel Pet Symptoms: My cocker spaniel is 9.5 years old. Over the past while he has been suffering from a dry crusty nose. In the last couple of weeks his nostrils became “fleshy”‘ that’s the only … Continue reading

  • Lump on its rectum

    Animal: Dog Breed: Weimaraner Pet Symptoms: Hi we have a 9 year old Weimaraner, who has recently lost weight, lost appetite, having trouble pooing, so we took him to the vets and they examined him and discovered a lump in … Continue reading

  • Excessive Secretions from the hair follicles

    Animal: Cat Breed: Domestic Shorthair Tabby & White Moggie Pet Symptoms: My cat appears to have what looks like dirt under her fur on her forehead. When I rub it with a damp cotton wool ball some of it comes … Continue reading

  • Heavy Moulting on dogs

    Animal: Dog Breed: Lurcher Pet Symptoms: I’ve had a rescued lurcher for about 3 months. He’s adorable but is moulting really heavily. I’m used to constantly hoovering but I’m worried that his fur won’t grow back. Is this normal for … Continue reading

  • How to deal with Flea problems

    Animal: Dog Breed: Border Terrier Pet Symptoms: I have been trying to combat fleas for the last month.. we first treated the house with a household spray bought from pets at home combined with their own brand spot on treatment … Continue reading

  • Bad Diarrhea

    Animal: Dog Breed: German Shepherd Pet Symptoms: My 8 year old German shepherd had quite bad diarrhea last weekend, on Tuesday night I let him out for his last week and notice his legs were swaying, I took him to … Continue reading

  • Dog limps from running excessively

    Animal: Dog Breed: Whippet Pet Symptoms: Our whippet was running very quickly and came back limping a little. He lay down and put his leg in the air and we noticed that the nail appears bent outwards. There is no … Continue reading

  • Feeding chicken bones to Dogs

    Animal: Dog Breed: Pomeranian Pet Symptoms: My dog ate chicken bones 4 days ago. He is his usual self eating and drinking okay but has diarrhea 2 or more, 3 times daily. Our Advice: I would advise you to take … Continue reading

  • Loose Stools

    Animal: Dog Breed: Retriever Pet Symptoms: My 14 year old golden retriever has had loose stools for the past few weeks. I have tried the following – not feeding her for 24 hours which did not work so I took … Continue reading