Veterinary articles I’ve written (pre-2019)

Australian Dog Lover Magazine blog post for Animal Emergency Service

This is an article I wrote for Australian Dog Lover Magazine on behalf of Animal Emergency Service.  The article is based on my lay-person perspective while working in the industry and targeted to pet owners. I developed the content which was proofed and approved by a veterinary professional.


Bloat is a very serious condition that should be considered a life-threatening emergency when it occurs. Dogs can die of bloat within hours even with aggressive treatment.

WHAT IS CANINE BLOAT (GDV)?

Bloat, clinically identified as Gastric Dilation-Volvulus (GDV) is also known as ‘stomach torsion’ or ‘twisted stomach’. There is no specific cause of GDV. It appears to occur…

Australian Dog Lover Magazine blog post for Perth Vet Emergency

I wrote this article for Australian Dog Lover Magazine on behalf of Perth Vet Emergency (PVE). This article was written for pet owners using language they would understand. I developed the content which was proofed and approved by a PVE Director.


Eye injuries in dogs and cats are common and are usually caused by trauma (such as a fight with another animal), a foreign body in the eye, infection, an inability to form lubricating tears, or an abnormality in the eye. 

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF AN EYE INJURY?
 
Presentations for these include squinting, pawing the eye or face, watery eyes…

Blog posts for the Animal Emergency Service's website

Blog posts for the Perth Vet Emergency's website

When I took over the Perth Vet Emergency’s website management I recognised a need for many more blog posts. The challenge was working with a team in Western Australia. I made the process as simple as possible for the team and was able to create some interesting blog posts.

Print publication pet owner article for Animal Emergency Service

Paws & Claws Magazine. p54-55.

This print article was distributed to South East Queensland pet owners. The content I wrote warned pet owners about household pet & human medications.


He may be small in size but this cheeky ‘gun metal grey’ Chihuahua has a big personality. Sammy has a loving home with a nutritious diet and veterinarians as parents. Everything was on the up for Sammy – until the moment an error in judgement almost cost him his life…

Print publication pet owner article for Animal Emergency Service

Paws & Claws Magazine. p90-91.

This print article was distributed to South East Queensland pet owners. The content I wrote warned pet owners about the dangers of fish hooks (at the beach and stored at home).


In mid-March, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Charlied presented to Animal Emergency service in the late afternoon with a fishing line hanging from his mouth. Chalie’s owners had bee fishing earlier in the day and witnessed Charlie swallow a prawn…

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