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Tess

A little over two years ago, Tess’ owner brought her to me in need of help. She had just been diagnosed with bladder cancer and had been recommended by her groomer to see what ‘Aunty Kim’ could do. Although I had not treated Tess before, she was well known to…

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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day Dad and thanks for reuniting ‘Black Cat’ with his owner. So this little story is not about my herbal medicine, acupuncture or any veterinary skills. It is about the love of animals and kindness to them that my dad taught us as we were growing up. I…

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A melting pot of new ideas

It’s been two months since the annual Australian Veterinary Conference in Brisbane was held. The conference was a good time to touch base with the latest ideas and research. On the one hand was a lecture on the possible association of feed raw chicken with polyradiculoneuritis (coonhound paralysis) and across…

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Hind limb lameness and the sacroiliac joint

Hind limb lamenesses can have many causes. Hip dysplasia and stifle problems such as cruciate disease or patella luxation are a few of the problems that vets commonly see. However, sometimes the radiographs come back looking normal and the anti inflammatories don’t seem to have made much difference. What happens…

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Essential items for travel

It’s nearly the end of our time travelling through southeast Asia visiting relatives and seeing the sights. Chinese New Year is just around the corner and Chinatown is a sea of red and gold. My four essential supplements and acupuncture stimulator have proved invaluable. Vitamin C for lack of fresh…

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A time to recharge

A three day hike in the Grampians was just the thing to help recharge my brain after an incredibly hectic 11 months this year. We grounded ourselves in the ancient rock formations and yoga breathing was about hoisting ourselves ever upwards. The phone was for taking amazing pictures because mobile…

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The big ‘C’ word

Yesterday I saw three beautiful dogs that each had cancer. There is no way to make this sound nice but living with cancer can suck …or it can be ‘where’s my dinner’. The most important lesson that I have learnt over the years is that thinking of the disease as…

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