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Animals – Perils of pyometra

Pyometra is a common disease in middle-aged to older female dogs that have not been spayed and, if the condition goes unnoticed for a week...

Animals – Falling fowl of botulism

Botulism is a disease that presents as a flaccid paralysis of muscle groups in affected animals or persons. The disease is caused by the ingestion...

Animals – Piddling pooches

In these days of lockdown, urinary incontinence in dogs can become quite burdensome, especially when the animal has been an indoor dog all its life. While the...

Animals – Osteoarthritis in dogs

The colder months of the year are fast approaching and the physical stiffness that we see with osteoarthritis is exacerbated by the cold, as well...

Animals – Bad breath

Malodorous smells from the mouth of our pets are off-putting and one of the more frequent complaints in veterinary practice. While there are a number...

Animals – Developing immunity

Are vaccinations for our pets really necessary? The loud and clear answer to the question is, “Yes, definitely.” Vaccination has the purpose of limiting infection...

Animals – Rodents on your mind?

By Olaf Klein The seasons are changing and with it, rats and mice are looking for dry and cosy places to survive the winter months...

Animals – Blocked cat

Urethral obstruction in cats is a fairly common condition encountered in small animal practice. It affects primarily young to middle-aged neutered males. The condition presents itself...

Animals – Osteoarthritis in dogs

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in our dogs. In the colder winter months it shows, especially in older dogs, as general stiffness...

Animals – Treating ears

Ear infections are one of the most common reasons for pet owners to consult with their vet. The condition becomes apparent when your pet constantly...