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Great was to treat your dog this Christmas

5 ways to treat your dog this Christmas While you’re frantically doing your Christmas shopping this year, spare a thought for the furry friend in your life. That little guy who never asks anything from you, never moans when you get home from work late or when you don’t have time to cuddle. Christmas is […]

Reasons not to get a pet for Christmas

4 big reasons NOT to get a pet for Christmas It can be very tempting to get an adorable puppy or kitten for that special someone in your life, but if you’ve decided to give the gift of a pet this Christmas, you should think again. There are lots of reasons why this is simply […]

Dental Diseases

We’re all used to giving our own teeth a thorough brushing morning and night, and though many of us have nightmares about dentists’ drills, a regular toothy check-up is an accepted part of life. It should be obvious, then, that our pets’ teeth need attention too, but for some reason many people forget this. If […]

Pain in aging cats

It is normal see changes in cats behaviour as they age. Of course, senior cats are more likely to take a relaxed approach to life than a playful young kitten would, it is important, however, to be aware of abnormal feline behaviour, especially those that arise from pain. Behaviour that signal pain The most common […]

Nocturnal Activity in Cats

Why does my cat seem to be most active at nights? A cat will usually spend the daytime hours resting and relaxing, especially if it is the only pet in the household. At night, however, and very early in the morning, they are usually wide awake.This is because it’s the most natural time for cats […]

Laser Surgery

What is a Laser and how does it work? LASER stands for ‘Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission Radiation’. It is a device that creates a beam of light energy at a specific wavelength. In veterinary medicine, the most commonly used laser is the CO2 laser. The wavelength of this laser means it is absorbed by […]

Joint Subluxations

What is a joint subluxation? A joint luxation is a dislocation or complete separation between the bone ends that normally bond to form a joint. Subluxation implies the presence of a incomplete or dislocation of a joint. In cats,  the most commonly subluxated joint is the hip. A car accident or bad fall, is the […]

Heart Murmurs

What is a heart murmur? A heart murmur is an extra or unusual sound heard during a heartbeat. Murmurs range from very faint to very loud. What causes a heart murmur? A heart murmur is caused by turbulent blood flow within the heart. Sometimes a murmur is determined to be ‘innocent’ or ‘physiologic’, while other […]

Gastroenteritis in Cats

Gastroenteritis refers to an inflammation of the stomach and intestines (gastrointestinal tract).  The condition may be caused by bacterial infection, parasites, viruses, reactions to medication or new foods. The Symptoms of Gastroenteritis Gastroenteritis often causes abdominal discomfort, diarrhea and vomiting. The vomit may appear foamy and yellow in colour. Cats suffering with this condition will […]

Fluoroquinolones

Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics prescribed to treat bacterial infections, they basically kill bacteria or prevent its growth. This antibiotic is often prescribed for bacterial eye infection, these infections may occur on the cornea (clear part of the eye) or in the conjunctiva (pink parts around the eyelids). Dosage If you miss a dose ensure it is […]