6 ways to keep pets safe this Christmas Christmas is a time for fun, festivities and family. Whether your home is going to be crowded with guests over Christmas or empty because you’ve gone visiting relatives, you will need to keep an extra special eye on your canine or feline friend to make sure he…   Read More »

5 ways to treat your dog this Christmas While you’re frantically doing your Christmas shopping this year, spare a thought for the furry friend in your life. That little guy who never asks anything from you, never moans when you get home from work late or when you don’t have time to cuddle. Christmas is…   Read More »

4 big reasons NOT to get a pet for Christmas It can be very tempting to get an adorable puppy or kitten for that special someone in your life, but if you’ve decided to give the gift of a pet this Christmas, you should think again. There are lots of reasons why this is simply…   Read More »

Feline Panleukopenia is caused by the Feline Panleukopenia Virus (FPLV) which is also referred to as feline infectious enteritis or feline distemper. The virus causes a decrease in the number of white blood cells in the body. White blood cells are essential for immunity and fighting infections and diseases, making infected cats extremely vulnerable to…   Read More »

It is normal see changes in cats behaviour as they age. Of course, senior cats are more likely to take a relaxed approach to life than a playful young kitten would, it is important, however, to be aware of abnormal feline behaviour, especially those that arise from pain. Behaviour that signal pain The most common…   Read More »

Why does my cat seem to be most active at nights? A cat will usually spend the daytime hours resting and relaxing, especially if it is the only pet in the household. At night, however, and very early in the morning, they are usually wide awake.This is because it’s the most natural time for cats…   Read More »

What is a Laser and how does it work? LASER stands for ‘Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission Radiation’. It is a device that creates a beam of light energy at a specific wavelength. In veterinary medicine, the most commonly used laser is the CO2 laser. The wavelength of this laser means it is absorbed by…   Read More »

What is a joint subluxation? A joint luxation is a dislocation or complete separation between the bone ends that normally bond to form a joint. Subluxation implies the presence of a incomplete or dislocation of a joint. In cats,  the most commonly subluxated joint is the hip. A car accident or bad fall, is the…   Read More »

What is a heart murmur? A heart murmur is an extra or unusual sound heard during a heartbeat. Murmurs range from very faint to very loud. What causes a heart murmur? A heart murmur is caused by turbulent blood flow within the heart. Sometimes a murmur is determined to be ‘innocent’ or ‘physiologic’, while other…   Read More »

Gastroenteritis refers to an inflammation of the stomach and intestines (gastrointestinal tract).  The condition may be caused by bacterial infection, parasites, viruses, reactions to medication or new foods. The Symptoms of Gastroenteritis Gastroenteritis often causes abdominal discomfort, diarrhea and vomiting. The vomit may appear foamy and yellow in colour. Cats suffering with this condition will…   Read More »

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