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Posted on 21 Oct 2019 in Cats, Disease, Dogs, Darwin

What is My Pet's Quality Of Life

What is my pet's Quality of Life?

It is not always easy to judge how your pet is going ,especially when they are a part of the family and when you see them everyday. Subtle changes may go unnoticed and our furry friends can be very good at 'coping' with illness, pain and distress without showing any obvious signs.

You…

Posted on 01 Aug 2019 in Puppies, Cats, Dogs, Darwin, Behaviour, Kittens

Preparing for Desexing Surgery

Desexing our pets makes it easier for us to responsibly care for them, and increases the enjoyable activities we can do with our dogs. There are many health benefits to desexing, as well as positive effects on behaviour. By desexing your pet there are also benefits to our society, in not contributing to the large numbers of unwanted puppies in animal shelters. There are no benefits to your pet in…

Posted on 13 Jun 2019 in Cats, Disease, Pet Care, Dogs, Eyes

Dry Eye

Dry eye is a common condition seen in dogs. It is also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca or KCS. The normal tear reading for a dog is over 15mm/min. Dry eye is diagnosed when the tear reading falls below 10 mm/min.

Clinical signs of dry eye:

  • Red eye – varies from mild to severe
  • Watery to mucky discharge – thick copious amounts of discharge…

Posted on 30 Nov 2017 in Cats, Darwin, Disease, Dogs

Prescription Medications

Just like with humans, certain drugs are available over the counter at pharmacies, but other medications require a prescription (these medications usually say “PRESCRIPTION ANIMAL REMEDY” or “PRESCRIPTION ONLY MEDICINE”, and are schedule 4 medications).

Regulations pertaining to prescription medications are in place for the wellbeing of…

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 in Cats, Disease, Darwin, Dogs, Nutrition

Food Allergy Trials In Dogs and Cats

What Signs can be seen with a Food Allergy?

A food allergy is a reaction to food that involves the body’s immune system. It is usually always a protein particle in the food that is responsible for reactions. Your pet may itch, lick, and chew their paws, flank, groin, neck, face, and ears. The itching can be during all seasons. A small percentage of food allergic dogs may only have…