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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.


Does Your Dog Have A Corneal Ulcer?

30 March 2021
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The cornea protects the iris and pupil. It's the transparent layer that covers the front of the eye and it also assists light entering the eye to reach the back of the eye at the correct angle for clear sight. However, the cornea can be damaged, and a corneal ulcer is characterised by loss of corneal cells to a significant depth. A corneal ulcer essentially creates a deep abrasion in the cornea. Read More …

Dog Care: Eyeworm Infections Explained

25 November 2020
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Certain fruit fly species are attracted to the secretions produced in your dog's eyes. They land on the eye and feed on the secretions, and they can deposit the larvae of parasitic eyeworms while they feed. The larvae can grow into worms that are a couple of centimetres long, and not surprisingly, they can cause significant irritation and discomfort for your dog. Here's an overview of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment approach for eyeworm infection in dogs: Read More …

Could Your Dog Be Allergic to Their Food?

29 July 2020
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A food allergy can arise when your body misidentifies certain proteins as a dangerous substance, triggering a response from your immune system. It's not only the human body that might do this, and the same type of response can be found in animals. Although you're able to spot the signs of a potential food allergy in yourself, would you be able to do the same with your dog? Here are some ways to know whether your dog is allergic to their food. Read More …

Tips for Healthy Small Pets

22 October 2019
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There are so many small animals that you can keep as pets. They can be feathery, furry, scaly, prickly, etc. Regardless of the small pet you own, you need to seek out small animal services, which mostly involve health checks, hygiene, grooming, treatment and surgical services. Here are a few tips to ensure your small pet always stays healthy: Don't Keep Illegal Pets If you know your state does not allow the keeping of particular pets, do not use unscrupulous ways to obtain those pets. Read More …

Three Essential Tips for Improving Canine Dental Health

18 April 2019
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Good dental health is essential for your canine. In general, if your dog's teeth and gums are in poor condition, some serious diseases could develop over time. For instance, the animal could develop periodontal disease, which causes the degradation of gum tissues. Dogs can also experience toothaches, tooth loss and oral ulcers due to poor dental care. In addition, the animal could suffer from malnourishment due to difficulties when eating, and some dogs might even develop systemic infections. Read More …