46 episodes

Knowing the best way to look after your pet can be a real challenge. Join veterinarian, Dr. Alex Avery, as he shares his years of pet health experience with you in this Q+A show. Answering all your dog and cat health questions so you can better understand how to keep your pet as healthy as possible.
From preventing disease and daily healthcare, all the way through to understanding the best options for treatment if sickness or injury strikes! Make the best choices possible by knowing the ins and outs of every option.
This podcast is a must-listen for every dog and cat owner who wants the best for their pet!

Call the Vet with Dr. Alex Avery Dr Alex Avery

    • Pets & Animals

Knowing the best way to look after your pet can be a real challenge. Join veterinarian, Dr. Alex Avery, as he shares his years of pet health experience with you in this Q+A show. Answering all your dog and cat health questions so you can better understand how to keep your pet as healthy as possible.
From preventing disease and daily healthcare, all the way through to understanding the best options for treatment if sickness or injury strikes! Make the best choices possible by knowing the ins and outs of every option.
This podcast is a must-listen for every dog and cat owner who wants the best for their pet!

    Let Your Cat Out at Night or Keep Them Grounded? | #46

    Let Your Cat Out at Night or Keep Them Grounded? | #46

    Do let your cat explore outside? What about at night? It could just be safer for your cat to keep them indoors!

    • 9 min
    Killing Ticks Without Harming Your Dog - Bravecto Facts | #45

    Killing Ticks Without Harming Your Dog - Bravecto Facts | #45

    Bravecto is one of the newest kids on the block when it comes to the control of fleas and ticks. While it works very well, some people question this drug’s safety and others struggle with the tablet’s price. So can you split Bravecto tablets, and when should you be worried about an overdose or Bravecto side effects?

    • 12 min
    The Not-So-Simple Case of Cystitis: Molly's Mucometra | #44

    The Not-So-Simple Case of Cystitis: Molly's Mucometra | #44

    If your dog or cat isn’t responding to treatment as well as you’d like, or their problem comes back, it’s tempting to either just sit on it or go to a different vet for a second opinion. Today I want you to meet Molly and her owner Bex, whose story is a great example of checking in with your vet when treatment wasn't going to plan, and how seemingly simple common problems can actually be the result of something much more unusual!

    • 16 min
    Pet Insurance: a waste of money or life-saver? | #43

    Pet Insurance: a waste of money or life-saver? | #43

    What do you think? Is pet insurance a needless expense? Or is it, in fact, a vital life-saver? In Australia, the pet insurance industry has just been given a Shonky Award for being one of the dodgiest products in the country! On the other hand, pet insurance could allow your pet to receive life-saving treatment you would not otherwise be able to afford. So is insurance for your dog or cat something you should be thinking about?

    • 17 min
    Avoiding Superbug Creation + Long Term Antibiotic Risk | #42

    Avoiding Superbug Creation + Long Term Antibiotic Risk | #42

    Antibiotics are an incredibly valuable treatment for all manner of infections and diseases in pet dogs and cats (as well as us humans of course!). But if your pet needs long-term antibiotic treatment you might be worried about the potential for side effects. Here are some questions you need to answer…

    • 13 min
    Painful Bum! Anal Gland Abscesses in Cats | #041

    Painful Bum! Anal Gland Abscesses in Cats | #041

    Anal sac abscesses are not particularly common in cats. They are though painful and there are some causes that mean a vet check is always a good idea.
    Tracey asks: “My 4 year old male cat seems to have a burst abscess anal gland on the right side his anus. He seems okay. He has been licking it and hasn’t been sick in any way. He is very active and it seems to be healing now and closing up.”

    • 8 min

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