Articles by Sash Vets

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Parrots are highly intelligent and long lived birds. Small parrots, like budgerigars and cockatiels make excellent pets. Larger birds can be incredibly demanding and this should be seriously considered before making a commitment. There are many birds looking for a home, so consider adopting your new pet from a rescue organisation. Some birds also require… Read more »

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Osteoarthritis and Physiotherapy

Did you know that 1 in 5 dogs will develop osteoarthritis? And many owners don’t know how to recognise the early signs of osteoarthritis. If your dog: has become less active is stiff and slow to rise after rest has limited movement in a joint or limb or has trouble jumping or getting up and… Read more »

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Hydrotherapy has long played an important role in the rehabilitation of humans and the benefits of utilising an underwater treadmill are increasingly being realised in animal rehabilitation. Canine hydrotherapy allows for rehabilitation to begin earlier, with patients able to begin therapeutic exercise within days of injury or surgery with minimal risk of re-injury1 and reduced… Read more »

Dog Lovers

SASH is proud to again be a major sponsor and exhibitor at the Dog Lovers Show Sydney. This exciting event is on August 6th and 7th and is at the Royal Hall of Industries & The Horden Pavilion. The Sydney Dog Lovers Show is a great day out for the whole family with lots of… Read more »


Hello there pet lovers. Easter is just about upon us and it marks the last of the indulgent holiday celebrations for a while.  From Christmas, to New Year, Australia Day and Valentine’s Day Easter draws to a close an over-exposure of yummy treats.  While these are periods of celebration and sharing, it’s important to know… Read more »

Induction, maintenance and recovery of anaesthesia in the ferret using sevoflurane

by : Sanaa Zaki, S. Tzannes, M. Govendir, Richard Malik Abstract The ferret has unique anatomical and physiological characteristics, which favour the use of inhalational agents for the induction of anaesthesia. The use of halothane and isoflurane in the ferret has been widely documented; however, there is a lack of information on sevoflurane use in… Read more »

The Use of Sevoflurane in a 2:1 Mixture of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen for Rapid Mask Induction of Anaesthesia in the Cat

by : S Tzannes, M Govendir, S Zaki, Y Miyake, P Packiarajah, R Malik Abstract An inhalational technique for rapid induction of anaesthesia in unsedated cats using sevoflurane and nitrous oxide is described. Using a pliable, tight-fitting, face mask, sevoflurane (7.5–8%) was delivered from an out-of-circuit precision vaporiser connected to a coaxial non-rebreathing system using… Read more »