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]

Two reasons to take your cat to the vet if they lose their appetite

A cat's appetite can wax and wane, depending on their age, activity levels and overall health. However, if your cat has completely lost interest in food, it's important to take them to the vet for a check-up. Read on to find out why.  They could develop a taurine deficiency Cats need to consume adequate amounts of animal protein on a regular basis in order to stay healthy. The reason for this is that animal protein is a good source of an amino acid called taurine. [Read More]