Brief Guide to Providing Senior Care for Your Ageing Pooch

An unfortunate aspect of being a dog owner is that the chances are you will outlive your pet. So while your pet was a boisterous and sociable pup, the effects of ageing can be quote dampening to their spirit. Rather than leave them to their own devices, it is at this time that they need extra care and attention from you. Being aware of the ageing process and informed about how you can make life easier for your dog can go a long way in ensuring that their last days are without any unnecessary pain and suffering. [Read More]

Do Not Ignore These Signs That Indicate Your Pet Needs Emergency Vet Care

Paying attention to your pet's demeanour is critical in determining whether its wellbeing is at risk or not. Since pets cannot outright tell you when they are experiencing pain or discomfort, the burden lies on you to make sure that you monitor your pet so that you can discern a change in habit that would imply that they are under the weather. Knowing how to detect warning symptoms in your pet can go a long way in making sure they receive medical attention in good time and subsequently prolong their lifespan. [Read More]

Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) Explained

Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV), also commonly referred to as gastric torsion or bloat, is a serious and life-threatening condition that affects dogs. It is considered an emergency, as dogs with bloat can die in a matter of hours - Pet Education explains that around 25-33% of dogs who get bloat die as a result. This is one of the reasons that you should always have a 24/7 vet or emergency vet available, as GDV can strike at any time. [Read More]

Caring for Your Dogs Paws if They Step in Broken Glass

Your dog's paws contain pads which provide a cushion against the ground when they walk and run as well as helping the dog to grip when conditions are slippy. However, because the pads frequently come into contact with the ground, they can easily be injured. One of the leading causes of injury to a dog's pads is when they come into contact with broken glass. Below is a guide to the steps you should take to care for your dog's paws if they step in broken glass. [Read More]