Bringing Your New Cat Home

                Congratulations on the addition of your new furry family member! Cats always make great companions but please remember that there’s a lot more to think about than a seemingly harmless, cute, soft and purring ball of fur. Here are some basic cat care tips that are essential to abide by for your new cat. 1)      Many new cat owners have the misconception that cats are independent...

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Kidney Failure

What is kidney failure? Kidney failure, also known as renal failure, results from the inability of the kidneys to function properly. When they are healthy, kidneys perform several functions, including removing the waste products of metabolism from your pet’s blood, regulating the volume and composition of body fluids, producing hormones that stimulate production of red blood cells, and controlling blood pressure. Once the kidneys do their job,...

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Food Allergy

You may have had suspicions or just been informed by the vet that your dog is likely to be suffering from food allergy, or may be at a higher risk of food allergy as compared to other dogs. So what do all these mean? Atopy Atopy is defined as “a clinical syndrome involving allergy with a hereditary predisposition”. This means that atopic dogs are frequently allergic to what is considered to be common and harmless substances such as grass,...

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Ehrlichiosis

Ehrlichiosis is the medical term for diseases caused by various species of Ehrlichia which are disease-inducing agents transmitted by ticks. Two other genera, known as Anaplasma and Neorickettsia, are also included in the same family of organisms as Ehrlichia, thus they are included under the diseases known as Ehrlichiosis. Ehrlichiosis can occur in cats and dogs of all ages. Chronic forms of the diseases caused by Ehrlichia canis are observed...

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Skin Allergies

Skin allergy causes itchiness and inflammation of the skin. The skin becomes reddened and the coat may become dry and flaky or oily and smelly. The fur of the pet may also shed easily causing baldness. Inflamed skin is prone to secondary bacterial and fungal infections, leading to a skin condition called dermatitis. Some skin allergies cannot be cured but most may be controlled with appropriate medication and management. There are several types...

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Why is my dog so listless after surgery?

If your furkid appears lethargic, disinterested in food or nauseous after bringing it home from an anaesthetic or sedative procedure, it is most likely due to the remaining drugs still circulating in its system. Fret not! Here are some tips to help you take care of your furkid right after reaching home! Offer your furkid some water upon reaching home. If it is not interested or promptly vomits after ingestion, allow it to rest for the night and...

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