All domestic animals can react to the changes of the season – just like some humans do. During late winter, early springtime, when the climate is dry and windy, there is a lot of dust and pollen in the air. … Read more
Tick and flea treatments for our pets promise quick and lasting results and are usually very effective when administered correctly. However, these treatments – including chews, spot-on liquids and collars – may not be able to get rid of flea … Read more
What is eosinophilic granuloma complex?
Eosinophilic granuloma complex (EGC) is a disease complex that presents in three main forms, namely an eosinophilic ulcer (also known as a rodent or indolent ulcer), an eosinophilic plaque or an eosinophilic granuloma. These … Read more
Acute moist dermatitis is a skin ailment in pets that are caused by a trigger like an itch or pain, and exacerbated by the pet’s scratching and licking until it becomes a large bare patch of painful skin lesion. … Read more
When a pet owner brings their animal into the vet with a firm, raised, angry red bump on the pet’s leg or ankle, complaining that the animal (a dog more often than a cat) won’t stop licking at it, the … Read more
Finding a lump or a bump in your pet which you have never noticed before, can cause serious worry for pet owners. This article will highlight what to watch out for when to take your pet to the vet and … Read more
To start off with let’s define what we are talking about when we are talking about tail docking in dogs.
Tail docking from a veterinary perspective refers to a surgical procedure done to puppies between the ages of 3 to … Read more
It is not. Tick fever or Babesios in dogs, is not the same disease as Tick bite fever or Erlichioses. Both diseases are transmitted to dogs by ticks, but they are caused by two totally different organisms or parasites and … Read more
Feline acne is a common skin condition in cats. Cats of any age can be affected, and there is no breed or sex predisposition.
Cats are often presented to the veterinarian with the complaint of ‘dirt on the cat’s chin, … Read more
When managing wounds at home it is important to always contact your veterinarian for assistance. Many home and even human wound remedies are not suitable for use in pets. Determining factors in deciding whether a wound can be treated at … Read more