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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 14 Jul 2019 in Disease, Darwin, Dogs

Medial Luxating Patella

The medial luxating patella (also described as a kneecap that slips sideways) is an extremely common problem in toy breed dogs. An owner typically notices a little skip in the dog’s step. The dog may even run on three legs, holding one hind leg up, and then miraculously be back on four legs as if nothing has happened.

In fact, something has happened: the kneecap has slipped out of the smooth…

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 10 Oct 2017 in Disease, Darwin, Dogs

Diabetes in Dogs

Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs

What is diabetes?

During digestion, food is broken down into components that can be used by the body. Carbohydrates (starches) are converted into sugars. Glucose is the most important sugar. After absorption into the bloodstream, glucose provides the body’s cells with energy.


Want your dog checked…