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]

Vet Emergency

Vet emergency services are very crucial when it comes to pets or livestock. You may have a pet or known someone who owns a pet. What you might not know is that your pet needs vet emergency services especially when you might suspect them of being ill due to something such as a snake bite. Vet emergency services are ideal because they are available at any time, day or night to cater for the needs of your pet. [Read More]