The opening of the new Lost Cats’ Home will mean a decrease in cat flu, a very common disease in stray cats. In the new Lost Cats Home, individual housing with positive ventilation, glass fronted caging, and strict cleaning regimes will help prevent the spread of the disease. So what is cat flu? Cat flu [...]
What is Squamous cell carcinoma: Squamous cell carcinoma is a common malignant tumor of the skin. It is often caused by excessive exposure to sunlight, and it is seen most often in white cats or cats with white patches. Tumours can appear anywhere on the body although areas most commonly affected are the ears, nose, [...]
Each year, veterinarians, pet groomers and pet lovers have debates about the pros and cons of shaving a thick coated or long-haired dog during the warm summer months. People, cool themselves by sweating via exposed skin. Dogs, however, don’t sweat like we do. Their main cooling comes from panting. As the moisture evaporates off of [...]
There are many good reasons to keep your pet away from the garbage. One of these reasons is that moldy food may contain a toxin, specifically a mycotoxin, which can cause tremors in your pet. These mycotoxins can cause weakness, muscle tremors or convulsions and the symptoms can last for several days. Foods such as [...]
By Dr Matt Pascall For all pet owners, it is very important to realize that some human drugs can be poisonous to their pets. Given that most households stock a number of medications, knowing the drugs to watch out for can help minimize the risk of accidentally poisoning your pet. (1) NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs): [...]
By Dr Matt Pascall 1. Prevent unwanted litters: Each year in Australia hundreds of thousands of unwanted puppies and kittens are born due to non deliberate matings. Often, owners of male dogs fail to realize their pet’s contribution to the litters of puppies being born daily. Desexing can stop your pet being part of the [...]
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