Dog owners quickly learn to spot the difference between the different types of itches that their furry pets can experience. A mild, temporary irritant causing an itch is quickly banished with a quick scratching, and that's the end of that. However, sometimes a dog can seem to be plagued by itches, furiously scratching for extended periods and often seeming to be distressed by the fact that they're unable to find relief.
26 May 2021
Cats and dogs are two of the most popular pet types across Australia and the world. The two are beloved by many, but also often suffer from quite similar health conditions due to their comparable size and body structure. Joint issues are common in both cats and dogs, and while they are sometimes caused by age, they can also come at much younger ages with no forewarning at all. If your cat or dog is clearly suffering from joint pain, and your vet has confirmed this, then you may want to consider allowing them to undergo veterinary surgery to help them overcome this.
26 March 2021
Pet desexing is very widely done across Australia, with only licensed breeders generally allowed to breed and sell animals as pets. You might think that it is quite a cruel idea, but the reality is that pet desexing is important to keep your dogs happy, whether they are male or female. If you, or someone you know, has had a litter of puppies in the recent past, then here are a few reasons why you should be ready to desex them when the age comes and why it is not as expensive as you think.
26 March 2021
Mastitis is a bacterial infection that causes a nursing female hamster to develop inflamed mammary glands. The bacteria, which are often a Streptococcus variant, can enter the mammary glands when young pups break the surface of the skin with their teeth or claws while suckling. Mastitis is painful for the nursing hamster and can also be dangerous for the pups, as the infection can impact milk supply and the pups can quickly starve.
3 February 2021
How do you recognise other people? Without getting bogged down in the complex neurological process that allows the brain to form, store and retrieve memories, it might be best to put it simply—you recognise someone because you remember their face. You're able to remember their face because you can see their face. It's different for your dog. Dogs generally recognise you from your physical outline (your silhouette), the sound of your voice, and your smell.
28 December 2020
It's not understood why some dogs develop cancer of the mouth, but older dogs and larger breeds seem to be at greater risk of developing this condition. This type of cancer causes tumours to form in the cartilage of the upper and lower jaw, and the tumours can be identified by their nodular shape. Cancer of the mouth can be aggressive and spread to the surrounding tissues without prompt treatment, so it's important to be aware of the signs of this disease.
2 November 2020
If you notice your dog has trouble peeing or that their urine is bloody or pink-tinged, there's a high chance that they're experiencing a urinary tract condition such as cystitis or bladder stones. These symptoms should not be looked over, which is why you should take your dog to a veterinarian as soon as you notice something's wrong. Here are three common tests to prepare for. 1. Urine culture Observing your pet urinating more than often is a must if you're a pet owner.
23 September 2020
Joint cancer can develop on the leg or shoulder and is a type of soft tissue cancer that affects the synovial membrane, which lines the surfaces of joints and helps facilitate movement. Tumours grow on the affected joint, and the cancerous cells can spread quickly into other parts of the leg. It's not known why some dogs develop joint cancer, but it seems to be more common in large breed dogs.
29 July 2020
Mastitis is a bacterial infection of the mammary glands in lactating rabbits and can occur when a break in the skin, such as that caused by a scratch or bite, allows bacteria to enter the milk-producing glands. The bacteria can cause abscesses to develop, which can impede milk flow, and infection can quickly spread to the blood and lymph glands. This can put your rabbit at risk of developing sepsis, which is life-threatening.
9 June 2020
Birds are common pets for many a household since these animals tend to be easy to care for when compared to other pets, especially dogs that require daily walks and your full-time attention. And if you own a pet bird, you likely have chosen an exotic species probably due to its unique plumage and unique calls and melodies. But one thing to note about owning an exotic bird is that the type of care that you would offer a native species may not suffice.
2 June 2020