Caring for pets with disabilities

Their bodies may be broken but their spirits aren’t. As a caregiver and pet owner it is immensely difficult accepting a disability in our animal companions, but fortunately there are many ways that we can provide adequate care for these pets to lead a happy and healthy life. We need to acknowledge and appreciate the … Read more

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Pets and diabetes

As a diabetic myself I can relate to pets diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitis. Diabetes is a condition that occurs when a body is unable to use glucose for energy. The utilization of glucose is primarily controlled by a hormone called insulin, which is manufactured in the pancreas.    In a pet with diabetes, its body either … Read more

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Helping your pet through Ticks and Fleas ​

External parasites on our pets are more prevalent during the warmer summer months. Specifically of concern is the outbreak of ticks and fleas. These parasites feasts on your pets’ blood and can cause several health concerns. Fleas can cause: Flea allergy dermatitis (skin allergies) Hot spots Tapeworms Anemia Bartonella infection (Cat Scratch Fever) Ticks can … Read more

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5 Clinical signs to never ignore in pets

As pet owners it is difficult to know when we should worry. When is certain clinical signs a concern? Experience as a veterinarian in practice for 9 years I learned the following: 1.Panting It is normal for pets to pant after strenuous exercise, being outside on a hot day or after chasing a ball around … Read more

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Understanding fleas

The moment we realise one of our pets have fleas we go into panic mode. Understanding the flea life cycle is key in managing and preventing infestation. Flea life cycle: There is four different stages in the flea life cycle: egg, larva, pupae and adult. Depending on different environmental factors the life cycle can last … Read more

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Osteoarthritis in pets

Joint problems are common among dogs, especially as they get older. Certain breeds are more prone to joint ailments, but any trauma or surgery to the joints can affect your dog.

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