Vaccinations for humans is an emotive subject, with people on both sides of the vaccination debate ready to share their reasons why they do or don't vaccinate. The anti-vaccination discussion has now spread a little further down the family chain with debate regarding the vaccination of pets. Your dog is due for their annual booster, and based on the new debate you are wondering whether to go ahead with the time and expense needed to take your canine mate to the vet. [Read More]
So Your Dog Ate A Kebab Stick: Is An Emergency Vet Visit Required?
Dogs are curious little souls, but that curiosity can often get them into trouble! If you have ever heard your dog rifling through the rubbish and not given it a second thought, there are times when chewing on the garbage is a much bigger deal than just giving your pup a telling off! Since your dog is well known for getting into your rubbish bin, it is essential you know what to do if your canine buddy finds kebab sticks to chew. [Read More]
Is Your Cat Suffering From an Allergy?
Just like humans, cats can have allergies. The trouble is, a cat can't tell you what they're feeling, so it's up to you as a pet owner to try and work it out. Sometimes, allergic symptoms in cats can seem like a mystery illness or even just normal cat behaviour. This makes it easy for the allergy to be ignored, or repeated attempts to diagnose what's wrong ending in failure. [Read More]
4 Important Things You Should Know About Pet Fractures
While minor fractures in pets do not necessarily warrant emergency care, every broken bone or sprain should be examined by a vet. He/she carries out an X-ray to ascertain the extent of damage and type of fracture and then prescribes the right treatment and pain management medication. This article highlights all you need to know about pet fractures and how they should be handled. 1. Type of animal fractures Your pet may suffer one of three fracture types: [Read More]