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Learn about a number of disease and conditions written by leading and trusted veterinary specialists in Australia. Find information about causes of disease, potential treatments, and symptoms to look out for. Topics include common & rare diseases, equipment & technology available at SASH, and surgeries & procedures performed at SASH. Be sure to check back regularly as this page is often updated. Due to the nature of the broad range of veterinary work performed at SASH, it is impossible to outline everything that is done on a website. If you would like more information about anything that cannot be found on our website, please feel free to contact the SASH team.

Although our articles are written by top veterinarians, they are designed for the general pet owning public. No veterinary knowledge is needed to learn about the topics covered on this page. If you are a veterinarian or veterinary nurse and are looking for continuing education resources, please visit our veterinary CE page. There, you will find educational resources and programs designed specifically for veterinary professionals.

About the authors

Opinions and information from SASH veterinarians are highly sort after by other veterinary industry professionals because of their rare skillset, independence, and very in-depth level of knowledge. They are passionate about veterinary medicine, pet advocacy, and responsible pet ownership. For this reason, they are thrilled to offer this free content, which they hope you find useful. Most of the authors have undergone advanced training to make them subject matter experts in their selected field of specialisation. For this reason, you can have confidence that SASH provides reliable information designed to help you make the most informed decisions about your pet.

Disclaimer

These pages are designed to provide a reliable, albeit generalised educational resource for pet owners. It is not intended to be a substitute for a consult with a veterinarian, as it does not take into consideration the specific circumstances of your pet. If you are looking for more information about fees, costs, and estimates, please visit this page.

If you have concerns about your pet, please see a veterinarian, especially if it is an emergency. If you are unsure if you have an emergency, please visit our Emergency page or call our team.

Learn about vet treatments for osteoarthritis in dogs. PRP, laser, hydrotherapy. 53% decrease in pain, 55% decrease in lameness, 50% less drugs.

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Learn about acupuncture for dogs & cats. What is it? How does it work? What conditions can it treat? Safety and what is involved?

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What is the adrenal gland? What is an adrenal tumour? What are the treatments for adrenal tumours? What is adrenal tumour surgery (Adrenalectomy), how it's performed, its risks. and post-op care.

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CO2 lasers cut, remove and coagulate tissues, resulting in less bleeding, pain, and wound break-down than with conventional surgical intervention. They also destroy bacteria, reducing the risk of post-operative infection.

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Allergen Immunotherapy (desensitising or allergy vaccine) is often recommended by SASH Dermatologists for treatment of Atopic Dermatitis, as the only option that can reduce the need for life-long medications.
What are anal sacs? What are problems that can occur with anal sacs? How are anal sacs conditions diagnosed? What does anal sac surgery involve? What are the risks associated with anal sac surgery? Caring for dogs at home after anal sac surgery. Recovery after anal sac surgery.

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What is anaphylaxis in dogs? Its causes, risk factors, symptoms, what to do in case of anaphylaxis in dogs, and treating anaphylaxis

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Learn about BOAS in dogs, what is BOAS, how is BOAS diagnosed and treated. BOAS surgery in dogs

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Checking stitches after surgery. Pet care after orthopaedic or spinal surgery. Feeding pets after surgery.

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What is cat hyperthyroidism? Cat hyperthyroid symptoms and treatments and cure. Radioactive iodine treatment. Read to learn more

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What is chemotherapy for dogs? When is chemotherapy used in dogs? How does chemotherapy work? What does chemotherapy involve? Dog chemotherapy side effects and outcomes

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What is the ACL? What are the symptoms of ACL tears in dogs? Treating ACL tears. Details about TPLO surgery.

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What is a CT scan for pets? WHat makes a CT scan for pets at SASH special? How much does a CT scan for pets cost? CT scan for pets checklist.

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What is diabetes? Diabetic dog symptoms, diagnosing a diabetic dog, treating a diabetic dog, diabetic dogs with cataracts, diabetic dog outcomes

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Read to learn about dog hip dysplasia, what it is, its symptoms, how it's diagnosed, prevented, and treated

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What is canine Cushing’s disease? Symptoms, causes, diagnosis. Treatment options and outcomes.

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There are many good references to help veterinarians manage cats with CKD.
Learn more about the feline chronic kidney disease trial. Enroll one or more of your cats to further veterinary knowledge about a serious disease

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What is laparoscopic surgery? Types of laparoscopic surgery, advantages of laparoscopic surgery, risks of laparoscopic surgery.

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Learn about leptospirosis in dogs. What it is, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and preventio

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What is a liver tumour? Can liver tumours be removed? Liver surgery risks and recovery. Chemotherapy for liver tumours

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