3 Tests Your Dog Might Need If They're Straining to Pee


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

Understanding Joint Cancer In Dogs


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

Understanding Mastitis In Rabbits


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

Reasons To Have Scheduled Vet Visits For Your Exotic Pet Bird


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

Choosing the Best Pet Food


Pets are a human's best friend and lifelong companion. As such pet owners always strive to ensure they are feeding their beloved pet only the best pet food. Choosing the wrong type of pet food may have adverse consequences on the pet's health and cause them to become ill. That is why it is necessary to carry out research into the type of pet food best suited to one's pet.

11 May 2020

Does your dog need a trim?


Is your dog regularly trimmed or is he starting to look like a shaggy monster? While some breeds of dog will always maintain a short coat others, such as the Shih Tzu, have fur that will keep on growing and if not cut regularly, will soon become matted. While there is nothing to stop you grooming your dog on your own, it is often better to visit a professional dog grooming company and get them to do it for you.

8 May 2020

What Litter Vaccinations Do Puppies Need?


There are guidelines that vets follow in Australia relating to the early vaccinations required by most domestic pets. When it comes to puppy litter vaccinations, it is best to follow these guidelines and opt for all of the injections your puppies will need to see them through the first few years of life. Like humans, booster shots will be needed in some cases but most puppies will be fine with the standard set of injections.

30 April 2020