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!
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.
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”?
Just as in humans, as our pets grow older, so signs of aging start to creep into their everyday lives. One of the common ailments in older pets is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is defined as inflammation of a joint. In older animals, we classify it as degenerative joint disease or DJD, which is the permanent and… Continue reading Caring for your senior pet