Why our pet’s kidneys should not be ignored!

One of the most overlooked aspects of our pets’ health is kidney or renal care. The kidneys perform a wide variety of important roles. They are involved in toxin removal, blood pressure control, aiding in the production of new red blood cell formation and electrolyte, pH and water balance. Fortunately, there is a considerable ‘reserve… Continue reading Why our pet’s kidneys should not be ignored!

Understanding heart disease & congestive heart failure in pets.

When it comes to the health of our pets, the majority of pet owners take for granted that our pet’s heart is healthy and in perfect working order. However it is important to understand how the heart works and to recognise signs and symptoms of heart disease (cardiomyopathy) and congestive heart failure. How the heart… Continue reading Understanding heart disease & congestive heart failure in pets.

Preventing pesky parasites on your pets!

How often have you walked into your vet or vet shop and been asked when the last time you treated your pet against ticks & fleas? If your answer is “I can’t remember it was so long ago” or ” I think a couple months ago”, then continue reading this article. What are fleas? Fleas… Continue reading Preventing pesky parasites on your pets!

Is your pet considered a “Senior Citizen”?

With the recent advancements in veterinary care and nutrition, our pets are living longer, happier lives. Most pet owners understand the importance of early veterinary care & feeding a quality diet to their puppy or kitten. However less attention is given to their ageing dog or cat. In fact when asked if their pet is a… Continue reading Is your pet considered a “Senior Citizen”?

Kennel cough (canine tracheobronchitis) can be prevented!

Kennel cough (infectious canine tracheobronchitis), is a highly infectious respiratory disease affecting dogs of all ages. Kennel cough, is contracted when dogs come into contact with other infected dogs as a result of the spread by droplets of mucous. High risk environments include boarding kennels, dog shows, grooming parlours and parks. The symptoms typically characterised… Continue reading Kennel cough (canine tracheobronchitis) can be prevented!