Welcome to TAH Animal Hospital

If you are anything like us, you too will feel that your pet is one of the family and wtah and vetshop logoe know just how big that responsibility can be. Our goal is to share this responsibility and make it easier for you to give them the very best care, so that they may live long, healthy and happy lives. In this way we hope that the relationship between you and your pet can reach its full, fun and let’s face it, sometimes crazy potential. Continue reading

DENTAL CARE: More than a toothbrush and toothpaste

“Taking care of your dog’s teeth is as important as looking after your own. It is critical for your pet’s overall health to have proper dental care from a young age,” says Dr Stephen Smith, a veterinarian at TAH Kenridge.

“Without proper dental care, your dog can suffer from inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) and the tissue surrounding the teeth (periodontitis). It is extremely painful and can be associated with serious health issues, ranging from tooth root abscesses and tooth loss to bacterial infection of the heart, liver, and kidneys,” explains Dr Smith. Continue reading

To shave or not to shave… dogs with a double coat

Arctic breed dogs are bred to flourish in cold weather. These breeds are represented by Siberian Huskies, Malamutes, Chow Chows, Samoyeds, Pomeranians to name but a few. They have a thick double coat. The undercoat consists of short, tightly packed soft fur whilst the outer coat consist of long guard hair. This means that they have a lot of fur and shed a lot, which is an important thing to consider when choosing one of these breeds. Continue reading

Brave Kara and her dad’s story – thanks to our specialists!

by Andrew Backstrom ~

Kara woke up crying and we could not figure out what was wrong. Then she freaked out when Logan touched her, and we realised she cannot see!

It really broke my heart, my little girl that goes running/riding with me, who lives for adventure, was suddenly not able to navigate the world she so loves to explore…

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Are you planning on travelling with your furry companions? (part 1)

by Dr Fiona Holman & Dr Kevin Solberg ~

Whether travelling domestically or internationally, planning and preparing for your four-legged companion’s travel requirements is the best way of reducing any stress to yourself and your pet.

Ensure that you have provided adequate time to do so. The requirements depend on where you are planning to travel, but the best place to start this process is with a visit to your vet. The vet will do a clinical examination and assess your pet’s fitness for travel.
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