Dominique Sawyere (Street Articles Author)
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Pet Insurance
I work in an emergency vet practice based in New Zealand and it never fails to amaze me how few people take out pet insurance for their animals, and how many are surprised to hear about pet insurance. My feeling is because the New Zealand government puts so much money…
By:  in  Pets   Jun 06, 2012  
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Shoulder Osteochondritis Dessicans
The aim of this article is to give a brief overview of osteochondritis dessicans in the shoulder of a dog First lets start with some definitions Osteochondritis dessicans – a manifestation of osteochondrosis where a flap of cartiledge lifts up. This flap may detach which causes the dog to have…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Jun 04, 2012  
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Biceps Tendon Disease
Biceps tenosynovitis is a common cause of dog forelimb lameness, this is a short overview of the disease including clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Definitions: Biceps tenosynovitis – inflammation of the biceps tendon and surrounding synovial shelths Bicipital tendon tenodesis – involves surgically moving the origin of the biceps…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Jun 04, 2012  
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Crate Training
A wise man once told me "every puppy should come with a crate", back then I wasn't too sure what could be so significant about a crate. 7 years and a vet degree later has made me realize the dogs that we get into the clinic that are well behaved,…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Jun 04, 2012  
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Veterinary Radiology Basics
Radiology is a necessary part of clinic life yet so many vets, vet techs and nurses that I know shudder at the though of going into the "X-ray room". This page aims to refresh you on the basics of radiology safety and "what all the bits do", before presenting a…
By:  in  Pets   Jun 01, 2012  
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