Your pet's health

Common household items that are poisonous to pets


Common household items that are poisonous to pets include everything from foodstuffs to vitamins. These are the top 10 items you need to keep out of your pet’s reach. Chocolate Chocolate tops the list—and for good reason! Chocolate is prevalent in our homes, and unfortunately, just as popular with dogs as it is with us. […]



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Diabetes in cats: what you need to know


Diabetes in cats is a relatively common condition but it is quite manageable and your cat can lead a good quality of life. Here’s what you need to know: What is diabetes? Diabetes mellitus is a condition that develops when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or the insulin that is produced isn’t sufficient enough […]



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Fat cats: how to keep their weight down


Fat cats may look cute and cuddly but the reality is that if a cat is just a kilogram or so over its ideal weight, it’s at risk for developing some serious medical conditions. When a cat is overweight or obese, it’s not a question of if it will develop a related illness, but rather […]



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Wobblers disease: a story of hope


Wobblers disease, or cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM), is a disease of the cervical spine (at the neck) that is commonly seen in large and giant-breed dogs like Great Danes, Rottweilers, Dobermans and Bassets. It is characterised by compression of the spinal cord and/or nerve roots, which leads to neurological signs and/or neck pain. The term Wobblers disease […]



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How to keep your cat healthy from birth to old age


How to keep your cat healthy from birth to old age need not involve expensive veterinary fees; nor is it particularly complicated. The key to good health is prevention and the earlier you start, the easier – and cheaper – it is to keep your cat healthy well into his senior years. How to protect […]



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Thyroid problems in cats: what to look out for


Thyroid problems in pets is quite common, though how cats and dogs are affected can be quite different.   Dogs commonly suffer from hypothyroidism https://www.ebervet.com/hypothyroidism-i…-to-recognise-it/ while in cats, hyperthyroidism, or high hormone levels, is more common. The most obvious difference between the two is that dogs with hypothyroidism become lethargic and put on weight, while cats with […]



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Cruciate ligament injuries in pets: what you need to know


Cruciate ligament injury is one of the most common ailments encountered in dogs, particularly dogs that are overweight. Certain breeds are also at higher risk, like Labrador Retrievers, Newfoundlands, German Shepherds, Rottweilers and Golden Retrievers. What is a cruciate ligament? The cruciate ligaments are two fibrous bands in each knee that connect the femur (bone above […]



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How to trim a cat’s claws


Cat’s claws are essential to their wellbeing. They’re used for many different activities, including scratching, climbing and marking territory. Cat’s claws  are retractable, staying hidden until a cat needs to use them. They also grow continually. Outdoor cats keep their nails short by climbing and scratching on trees, among other outdoor activities. Indoor cats often […]



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Ringworm in pets: what you need to know


Ringworm is something most pet owners fear because it can be passed on to humans.  The good news is that it’s not as gross as it sounds. The not-so-good news is that getting rid of it requires a lot of cleaning. But if you work with your veterinarian, your pet can get better quickly. What […]



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Why your bird’s pulling out his feathers


Your bird’s pulling out his feathers but you don’t know why. Feather pulling or picking is a common and frustrating problem in birds.   Some just nibble the ends of their breast feathers, while others tear their skin, creating large open sores. Any bird can feather pick, but psittacines, such as parrots and parakeets, are the […]



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