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Trevor the Two Year Old Frenchie
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Please meet “Trevor” my 2yr old Frenchie. My family re-homed Trevor one year ago and the little guy has had a huge impact on us all. We adore him and we do all that we can to keep him happy and healthy. In a recent consultation at Southern Animal Health (SAH), we were discussing Trevor’s [...]
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Zena the Bulldogs BOAS Testimonial
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I’ll start by admitting that I naively bought Zena when the Bulldogs won the AFL premiership, so I knew nothing of the many health issues that Bulldogs are susceptible to.  Her breathing was laboured at times and she did snore, but it never seemed to be an issue. Zena had two very serious turns at […]

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Our initial vet was unable to either localise the problem or get a diagnosis for around a year and Jed was being treated for arthritis. We researched other vet clinics and found the Southern Animal Health (SAH) website which gave us confidence they were experts in advanced lameness. We were amazed that within a few […]

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Dear Dr Karin Davids, It is 5 weeks since BB’s BOAS surgery so I thought I’d send a quick note to let you know how she is going. Firstly I must tell you how amazed we were with her recovery. The next day she was up and about as if nothing had happened. In fact […]

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Our little British Bulldog is turning two in August and when we first looked at buying a purebred puppy, the search was more on reputable breeders. A great breeder was found and Bonnie the Bullie joined the family. When researching this breed we knew that there was issues around breathing and it could potentially be […]

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Ishtar is a 6 year old Belgian Shepherd who came to us after a nasty accident in which she fractured her right front and right hind legs. Ishtar was saved from euthanasia by German Shepherd Rescue Victoria (GSRV), a charity that rescues, fosters and re-homes injured and abandoned German Shepherd (or in this case, Belgian […]

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The older Woody got, the more I came to notice that his breathing was getting worse. His snoring became so loud that we kicked him out of our room at night – and could still hear him through the wall!. His breathing would get labored quickly and would gurgle a lot. He would also have […]

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The call came late morning on a Sunday – a Newfoundland dog was on route to our hospital with suspected bloat. Bloat (or gastric dilatation) is a very serious condition that most commonly occurs in larger deep-chested breeds and if not quickly treated, will progress to gastric torsion (where the stomach twists around on itself). […]

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  We adopted Clyde in January 2018, he was five years old when we welcomed him into our home and hearts. Being a French Bulldog we knew the heat would be an issue for Clyde, but we noticed Clyde struggled with his daily walks and even in mild weather, his breathing was strained. He sounded […]

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