Maureen was only recently referred to our service by her health provider due to concern about her deteriorating health and the urgent need to establish a care plan for her very cherished 4 year old German Shepherd, Jac. Jac is only young and suffers a serious immune-mediated condition that affects his gastrointestinal system. He is under the care of specialists and requires ongoing medication and very strict diet and lifestyle restrictions to maintain his health.
There is nothing like living the experience to learn. Meet Roxy, our 15 year old blind, deaf, demented 2kg Yorkshire Terrier who has given us several “deaths door” scares over the past two years, but on she goes, defying the odds and living an enriched life, at least during the 2-3 hours a day that she is actually awake.
Opening my email inbox at work on a Monday morning there was Molly. I recognised her photo from the night before when I had seen her profile on Pet Rescue. Seeing her in my inbox the following day must be a sure sign, I thought. A work colleague was her foster mum and I had been searching for a dog to adopt since my 17-year-old dog had reached the end of her life, nine months earlier.
Sometimes we are called to do hard things. Really hard. I recently attended one of the saddest cases I've dealt with. I had to remove a dying dog from a dying man. As simple as that. Mr H, elderly, frail, alone and facing terminal illness, has stubbornly refused to leave his home of many years, in spite of attempts from distant family and neighbours to get him to do so. He is refusing the medical care he needs to continue this life. He has lost his will.
Pet ownership is one of the best and most rewarding life experiences we can have however it can sometimes be unfriendly to our environment. Whilst we may not be 100% enviro- friendly and sustainable, with a bit of extra effort and by implementing some sustainable pet habits, we can all make a big impact. Below are some simple ideas to lessen your and your pet’s environmental impact.
It was a dark, wet, wintery night. I was in Year 12 at school and driving home from an evening debating event, still in my school uniform. It must have been around 9pm. Up ahead on the side of the road, between the rhythm of my windscreen wipers, and peering through a foggy screen, I saw the golden outline of something.
There are many dog trainers, organisations and clubs out there offering solutions and advice to “fix” your dog’s behaviour. So which one is best for you and your dog? To make the right choice, start by doing some homework. Unfortunately what some dog trainers don’t tell you is that the
A local veterinary initiative has joined the ranks of world-leading businesses committed to doing good in their communities. Bellarine Peninsula-based Cherished Pets Community Veterinary Care has become the first vet service in Australia and the world to become a Certified B Corporation.
Holiday period dog laws In peak holiday season from 18 December until 31 January, dogs are not permitted on most of the main beaches of Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads. Please make sure that you check the signs and only walk dogs in areas they are allowed. You can also