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First Aid for Pets

Accidents and emergencies aren’t just for humans. While first aid is no substitute for emergency veterinary care, it is important for treating certain injuries and preventing symptoms or situations from worsening. In critical emergencies opting to administer first aid before heading to your veterinarian could make the difference between the life and death of your [...]

2017-03-19T10:51:41-04:00Categories: Cat, Dog, Health, Safety|Tags: , , , , |

Vaccinations and Examinations

Regular vaccinations and examinations will help keep your pet healthy and happy. Your veterinarian will be able to advise you of the frequency that your pet should be examined, but most recommend either annual or six-monthly visits. This is because pets age an average of 7 times faster than humans and so by the time [...]

2017-03-19T19:20:24-04:00Categories: Cat, Dog, Health|Tags: , , , , , |


What are Ticks? Ticks are arachnids that belong to the same family as spiders and mites. They are parasitic and feed on the blood of host animals. They are visible to the naked eye, but start of around the size of a pin head before swelling with blood as they feast. Animals living in the [...]

2017-03-19T10:34:47-04:00Categories: Cat, Dog, Health|Tags: , , , |

Recognizing an Ill Pet

Just like humans pets can have days where they feel a little lethargic and under the weather, but it is the natural instinct of an animal to try and disguise any signs of illness. They do this in the wild as showing weakness leaves them vulnerable to predators and open to attack. Unfortunately this can [...]

2017-03-19T10:32:44-04:00Categories: Cat, Dog, Health|Tags: , , , |

Feline Distemper

What is Feline Distemper? Also known as FPV and Feline Panleukopenia, Feline Distemper is a highly contagious viral disease that can be debilitating and even fatal. Kittens aged between 2 and 6 months are the most vulnerable to the disease, followed by pregnant and immune-compromised cats. Surviving FPV comes with immunity to any further infections [...]

2017-03-19T19:20:35-04:00Categories: Cat, Health|Tags: , , |

Canine Parvovirus

What is Canine Parvovirus? Also known as CPV, Canine Parvovirus is a highly contagious viral illness that can be debilitating and even fatal. It has two main forms, the more common intestinal variety and the less common cardiac variety. Puppies aged between 6 weeks and 6 months old are most commonly affected, but early vaccinations [...]

2017-03-19T19:20:40-04:00Categories: Dog, Health|Tags: , , |

Canine Distemper

What is Canine Distemper? Also known as CDV, Canine Distemper is a highly contagious viral illness that can be debilitating and even fatal. It not only affects dogs but can also be seen in certain species of wildlife including foxes, skunks and wolves. Puppies and non-immunized dogs are most commonly affected, but pets on immune-suppressants [...]

2017-03-19T19:20:44-04:00Categories: Dog, Health|Tags: , , |