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Here at Happy Tails online magazine, we focus on the all things that make for happy animals. Find answers to your questions about health and behavioural issues, enjoy our feature and health related articles and take heed of professional advice so that you and your pet can be happy together - forever.

Carli O'Connor holding Jessica and Bryan O'Connor with Bella

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Kennel Cough

29th Jan, 2019
We went away over the Christmas period and boarded our dog Harvey at the local kennels. He needed to be up to date with his regular vaccinations, and he also had to be vaccinated against kennel cough. ...read more
 

Gastric Dilation Volvulus (GDV) is commonly called bloat, but this is not just a case of “feeling bloated” as you would after a heavy meal; this is a very serious, life-threatening condition that requires immediate intervention by a veterinary practitioner. ...read more
 

Distemper

27th Sep, 2018
We recently adopted a little pup from our local shelter and we’re totally smitten. We’ve called her Mischief, and she’s living up to her name! However, we’ve been hearing about outbreaks of distemper in our town, and although our baby has been vaccinated, we can’t help but still worry. ...read more
 

Pancreatitis

26th Jul, 2018
Pancreatitis can present in either a mild form or have life-threatening consequences and is a commonly encountered condition in both cats and dogs. ...read more
 

One day, out of the blue, your cat struggles to get up; her hind quarters are paralysed, her paws are ice-cold. She’s panting heavily, struggling to breathe, and when you go to pick her up, she cries in pain. It’s a nightmare scenario for any cat lover. ...read more
 

Listeria Hysteria

22nd Mar, 2018
Listeriosis has recently been all over the news, with widespread concern about the source of the infection. But what many people don’t realise is that this potentially serious infection can affect our pets too. ...read more
 

Is your dog or cat suddenly urinating in strange places (like on your bed or the couch) or inside the house when it’s never done so before? Or are they dribbling urine as they walk or lie down? Perhaps there’s blood in their urine or they look like they’re straining or struggling to pee. ...read more
 

Warts and all…

13th Feb, 2018
I’m trying not to be a doggy owner that takes my pooch to the vet for every little wart, but I also don’t want to leave things that could be serious. ...read more
 

When we decided to test Grace for service dog work, the staff laughed at us and said: “Huh? Crazy Grace?! Are you sure?” But there was something special about this little dog that I just loved… ...read more
 

Homeopathy is fun to use and, because it works so well for many medical conditions, it’s very rewarding for me to have a veterinary practice with a holistic approach. On 18th May 2015, I was contacted by Louisa Oosthuizen, of Great Dane Rescue, asking if I could possibly help with a Great Dane puppy which had been run over by a truck and left for dead by the side of the road. ...read more
 

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