All articles tagged ‘canine’


Household Dangers »

Pet Proofing your Home Just as parents ‘childproof’ their home, so should pet owners ‘petproof’ theirs. Fourlegged members of the family, like infants and small children, are naturally curious and love to explore their environment with their paws, claws and mouths. But they can’t know what is dangerous and what is not… so it’s up […]

Operation Pre/Post Care »

Cutting through all the information Due to illness, disease or trauma, your pet may one day require surgery. While potentially stressful (for both you and your pet) there are a few basic guidelines that you can follow that will make the process as complication-free as possible and put your pet on the fast road to […]

Senior Dog »

Old age is not a disease As a result of advances in veterinary medicine, more knowledgeable care and improved nutrition, dogs are now living much longer, healthier lives. But, just as for humans, the passage of time has its effects, and you may begin to notice that your once-frisky pet seems to have slowed down […]

Blood Testing in Geriatric Animals »

Why does my pet need blood tests? Even though your pet may appear to be in good health from the outside, we are often not able to tell what is happening inside from just a physical examination. Just as in humans, as an animal ages, their organ function deteriorates. Older animals are more likely to […]

Brachycephalic Syndrome »

The term brachycephalic is used to describe animal breeds that have “squashed” faces – e.g. Bulldogs, Pekingese, Boxers, Pugs. In these breeds the bones of the nose and mouth develop in width but not in length. As a result these breeds usually have one or more of the following structural abnormalities – overly long soft […]

Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) »

Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) is the term used to describe the gradual deterioration of kidney function over time. While there are many possible initiating causes, including toxins, cardiovascular damage and cancer, it is usually very difficult to determine the exact cause. Unfortunately kidney damage is irreversible and animals in kidney failure cannot be cured. However, […]

Dental Hygiene in your Dog »

Dental disease A combination of feeding soft diets and perceived difficulties with administering dental hygiene are the most common causes of dental disease. Your dog has had a dental procedure carried out under general anaesthetic. Here is some advice on how to help prevent the problem recurring in order to avoid further dental procedures for […]

Caring for your pets teeth »

How you can help your pet… An animal’s teeth can be brushed just the same as we brush our teeth. In fact, brushing your pet’s teeth can be one of the most effective ways of preventing the build-up of plaque and tartar, and keeping gums healthy. Use either a specially designed pet toothbrush or a […]

Desexing »

SPEY – Female cats and dogs. Speying or Ovariohysterectomy is the term for removing the female sex glands, both the ovaries and the uterus. Speying is normally done when the animal is 6 months of age or older. This will involve a general anesthetic. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES? Prevents troublesome “heat periods” Prevents unwanted kittens/puppies […]

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