February 12, 2018

Common Cat Toxins

Cats, unlike humans and dogs are particularly unique in things that they are sensitive to. Here is a quick overview of some common toxins that affect our pet cats. Lilies- all parts of the lily- stem, flower, leaf and even the water in the vase are toxic to cats. Not much has to be ingested […]

February 7, 2018

Heat Stroke in Pets

With the hot weather coming in hard and fast again this week, overheating in pets is a big concern for pet owners and vets. The syndrome ‘Heat stroke’ is caused by an inability for the body to dissipate heat. Heat stroke is commonly seen in pets often as a result from being left in a […]

January 17, 2018

A short word of caution on Squashy nose dogs

Short-muzzled breeds of dogs such as but not limited to Pugs, French and English Bulldogs, Pekingese, Boston Terriers, Boxers, Shihtzus and Cavalier King Charles spaniels are called brachycephalic which means ‘short head’. These completely adorable dog breeds that are becoming more popular since they are generally lower energy pets that don’t demand much exercise, which […]

January 11, 2018

Cataracts or Old Eyes?

As pets age, changes to the fibres in the lens of the eye can begin to cause a cloudy appearance in the eye. This is a normal ageing process labelled by veterinarians as nuclear sclerosis. It usually occurs slowly and affects both eyes. Nuclear sclerosis can be easily confused with the more sinister formation of […]

December 13, 2017

Water worries

During this very hot time of year, you may notice your pet at the water dish much more frequently. Excessive water consumption however can             also be a sign of your pet being unwell. Water consumption of greater than 80-100 ml/kg/day in dogs and greater than 60-80 ml/kg/day in cats […]