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Straying In: Latest News About Vet Treatments

Mahatma Gandhi said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." How incredibly insightful and true. When my children were growing up, we always had various pets on our property. My children were constantly bringing home strays to be nurtured and loved. I still have plenty of animals around because my children leave their pets with 'grandma' when they go travelling. At present, I have two dogs, three cats and a parrot! Over the years, I've always stressed the importance of regular vet visits. As soon as a stray was brought home, I would make an appointment. The simple preventative treatments provided by our vet saved a lot of money and heartache. I like to keep up to date with the latest vet treatments. I hope this blog provides useful information for those who care about animals. Thank you.

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Slug And Snail Bait Poisoning In Cats Explained

29 April 2016
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Slug and snail bait is commonly used in residential gardens, but the active ingredient, metaldehyde, is highly poisonous to cats. If your cat ingests this poison, they can suffer damage to their nervous system and could die without prompt treatment. Here's an overview of the symptoms and treatment options: Symptoms Your cat may have ingested slug and snail bait if they are displaying any of the following symptoms: Vomiting and diarrhoea Rapid breathing or breathlessness Poor co-ordination, which may cause them to walk into things Excessive salivation Seizures Treatment Options Read More …

Caring For Your Chinchilla’s Teeth

27 April 2016
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Chinchillas make lively and interesting pets.  In order to keep your chinchilla happy and healthy, it's important that you care for his teeth properly.  But how do you know when your chinchilla needs a visit to a pet dentist and what potential problems should you look out for?  Read on to find out more. Common dental problems in chinchillas Tooth elongation Tooth elongation is an easily preventable condition that prevents the animal from eating properly. Read More …