Archive for April, 2011


Diabetes in Dogs »

What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which your pet’s pancreas can no longer produce enough of the hormone insulin.

Dental Care for Dogs »

Your pet counts on you for protection. With major advances in treating serious infectious and other pet diseases, oral disease – most importantly periodontal or gum disease caused by the buildup of
plaque and tartar – has become the number-one health problem for dogs.

Behaviour in Dogs »

Just as between people, good relationships between dogs and their owners are
based on good communication. Dogs communicate between themselves by means
of body signals. It’s only natural, then, that they’ll use the same method to
communicate with people.

Dog Health Check »

You’ve anticipated the new arrival by ‘puppyproofing’ your home and had lots of fun choosing the
crate, bed, blanket, toys and other supplies he will need. This frisky little creature is sure to bring you
much joy. In return, you can make a major contribution to your pet’s longevity, happiness and quality
of life by providing him with good nutrition, loving attention in a safe, sanitary environment and regular
veterinary check-ups.

Allergies in dogs »

As in the human population, the incidence of allergies in pets seems to be increasing. While allergic
humans may often sneeze, wheeze or even have serious respiratory difficulties, allergic reactions in
pets are characterized by skin problems, exacerbated by their primary symptom—itching and
scratching. Cat and dog allergies fall into three main categories: flea allergy dermatitis, atopy, and
food allergy. Many pets can be affected by one or more allergy.

Administering Medication to Dogs »

Just like you, your dog is going to get sick occasionally and you’ll likely come home from
the veterinarian’s with some medication to administer. Learning how to do it right will make
the process easier both for you and your dog. Always follow the instructions given by your
veterinarian. Be sure to administer the full amount of medication over the number of days
instructed by your veterinarian.

Administering Medication to Cats »

Just like you, your cat is going to get sick occasionally and you’ll likely come home from your veterinarian with some medication to administer. Learning how to do it right will make the process easier both for you and your cat. Always follow the instructions given by your veterinarian. Be sure to administer the full […]