My older German Shepherd Dog seems to be getting weak in its hindquarters

Degenerative Myelopathy

My dog is ravenously hungry all the time and eats like a beast but is as thin as a rake.

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in dogs

Canine Distemper

Canine Distemper is a viral disease which is highly contagious. The disease affects dogs and other wildlife mainly in the canine family. Canine distemper affects a dog’s respiratory, gastrointestinal, respiratory and central nervous systems, as well as the conjunctival membranes of the eye. Symptoms of Canine Distemper Many dogs experience gastrointestinal and respiratory symptoms, such as: Conjunctivitis […]

Help! My pet has just drank some Anti-Freeze

Ethylene Glycol Toxicity

When should I be worried about my cat’s coughing?

Coughing in cats

My dog seems sore in its front leg

Elbow dysplasia in dogs

My puppy is trying to chew the cord of my laptop charger

Electrical Injury in our pets

A KILLER DISEASE WITH A MISLEADING NAME

The name of a particular disease is often influenced by the circumstances around the original occurrence of such a disease. For example “sleeping disease” in humans was originally associated with the green fever trees found in low lying areas around South Africa. As time went by and a better understanding of the disease became apparent, […]

ANIMAL EMERGENCIES

An animal emergency can roughly be defined as an incident or condition which, once it occurs, if left untreated for more than an hour, will lead to death. Most emergencies have an acute nature or onset and leave little room for preparation and decision making. We therefore have to prepare for them in advance, and […]

YOUR PET’S ONCE A YEAR HEALTH CHECK-UP

Many people wonder why vets recommend having a once a year check-up for pets. There are many reasons but probably the most important is that the average dog or cat ages by approximately seven “dog/cat years” for every human year. It may differ slightly from breed to breed and usually cats and small breed dogs […]

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