Pain Medications in Pets – What’s safe and what’s not?

Pain is the most uncomfortable sensation that we all try to avoid – think tooth ache, ear ache, torn knee ligaments, back ache, post-surgical pain… If you’ve ever experienced one of these, and chances are pretty good you have experienced more than one, it can be very difficult to function normally. Getting on with your…

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Not again! Cat urine! What’s really going on?

So, you’ve cleaned up the urine again… Last time it was in the clean laundry, this time it was on the curtains, next time it better not be on the new lounge suite! You may have scrubbed and washed or even gotten rid of some carpeting because it’s ‘beyond it’ but the urine marking continues.…

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Young Children & Ageing Pets – What you need to know

Pets and children usually go hand-in-hand. The benefits of a non-judgemental pal for a child is immeasurable, and the attention and exercise that pets get by spending time with ‘short-legged’ people is great for their wellbeing too. However, there are a few factors which need special consideration when pets get older as well as when…

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Is Spot Going Senile?

Medical advances have allowed our pets improved quality of life as well as longevity. Cats at 16 years, small dogs at 15 years and large breeds at 13 years old are no longer unheard of as they were 15-20 years ago. But as with people, ageing is often associated with conditions like arthritis, dental disease…

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Are You Providing a Happy Home for Your Kitty?

Domestic cats are a wonderful species that have been living close to and with humans for thousands of years. They were revered in Ancient Egypt… and still are in many homes where their faithful human servants attend to them. Jokes aside, cats are fascinating and are incredibly well adapted to living with us. However, as…

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Raising a Happy Puppy

Congratulations on the arrival of your little fluff ball! I’m sure you’ve spent many hours dreaming about the fun days that lie ahead on your journey together with your sweet puppy. There are many factors at play when raising a pup, much the same as raising a child. They need healthy food, regular check-ups &…

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Kidney Disease in Cats – Why is it so common?

Kidney or Renal Disease is a common problem in cats, especially as they age. In fact, more than half of cats over 15 years old are affected by some form of renal disease. Some breeds (Persians, Himalayans and British Shorthairs) may be predisposed to kidney problems, however, any cat can develop renal failure if there…

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