Cats are generally sure-footed animals, able to walk atop the narrowest of fences with the greatest of grace. So, when you saw your beloved pet stumbling around like a clumsy relative after too much port at Christmas, it would've been a very alarming sight. Your vet will not have been quite as alarmed as you; vestibular problems are not uncommon in cats. The vestibular apparatus is the system responsible for maintaining balance and posture as well as aiding the body's orientation within space. [Read More]
Dog Care: Understanding Amoeba Infection
An amoeba is a single-celled parasite that can infect dogs that ingest contaminated water or sewage. There are two types that can cause problems for your dog, entamoeba histolytica and acanthamoeba, and they can be found in saltwater or freshwater. An amoeba infection can also be spread between dogs through contact with infected faeces. This condition can be fatal if it's not treated promptly, so it's important to be aware of the signs and understand how an amoeba infection is diagnosed. [Read More]
When It Is It Time to Spay Your Pet?
Most pet owners understand that spaying or neutering their pets has a range of benefits from reducing fighting and aggressive behaviour, reducing spraying (fragrant urination to mark territory) and a lower risk of cancer in male and female pets and birth-related issues for female pets. However, it's important to time spaying and neutering correctly in order to reduce surgery risks and improve outcomes for your furry friend. Best time is before they go into heat [Read More]
4 Helpful Tips for Caring for a Cat with Feline Arthritis
Feline arthritis occurs when the cartilage between a joint is worn away, and it can lead to pain and stress in your cat. There are many factors that can combine to see your kitty develop the condition, and it's often impossible for your cat to avoid arthritis if they are genetically predisposed. However, you can take the following four steps to ensure that they enjoy a good quality of life. [Read More]