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The Dangers of Parvovirus in Puppies & Dogs

Parvovirus is a potentially fatal & highly contagious viral infection which affects dogs. Parvovirus is particularly dangerous to puppies who are at a higher risk if not sufficiently vaccinated. The symptoms of parvovirus start as a loss of appetite & progress to vomiting & diarrhoea, which often becomes bloody & foul smelling, The virus attacks […]

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Spirocerca Lupi, the “silent killer” & the importance of regular deworming for our pets.

How often do you deworm your pets? Many pet owners will deworm once or twice a year; when in fact it is important to deworm your pets more regularly. There are a number of different species of endoparasites (worms) like roundworm, hook room, whipworm and tapeworm (carried by fleas) that can pose varying health risks […]

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Coping with noise phobia in cats and dogs

Cats are not fond of loud noises and can get skittish about gunshots or sudden claps of thunder, but it’s mainly dogs who suffer – and who show their fears by shaking, shivering or trying to hide. The fear of loud noises is amongst the more stubborn behaviour problems that veterinarians treat. With a little […]

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Vaccinate your pets this World Rabies Day!

World Rabies Day occurs annually on the 28th of September. The goal of the day is to raise awareness surrounding the rabies epidemic which affects the lives of both humans and animals globally. It is estimated that every day more than 5.5 billion people are at risk from rabies. Rabies is a viral disease which […]

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Why pet owners need to start taking periodontal disease more seriously!

Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats, and is entirely preventable.  By three years of age, most dogs and cats have some evidence of periodontal disease. Unfortunately, other than bad breath, there are few signs of the disease process evident to the owner, and professional dental cleaning and […]

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What is Kennel Cough (canine tracheobronchitis)?

Kennel cough (infectious canine tracheobronchitis), is a highly infectious respiratory disease affecting dogs of all ages. Kennel cough, is contracted when dogs come into contact with other infected dogs as a result of the spread by droplets of mucous. High risk environments include boarding kennels, dog shows, grooming parlours and parks. The symptoms typically characterised […]

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