At around two weeks of age, a kitten’s top and bottom eyelids will separate and their eyes will open. If you’re caring for a litter of kittens, it’s important to be aware of signs that point to an eye infection, as eye infections are a common type of bacterial infection in newborn kittens. The cornea or the conjunctiva can become infected as a result of bacteria in the kitten’s living environment or due to the mother having a vaginal infection at the time of giving birth. Read More»
If you haven’t started dental exams for your dog, now’s the time to schedule an appointment. You might not realise this, but your dog needs annual dental exams just as much as you do. In fact, they may need those exams more than you do. That’s because they can’t tell you when they’re experiencing dental problems. As a result, those annual exams are the only way to diagnose cavities and decay. Read More»
If your pet spends time outdoors, there’s a good chance that they could suffer a snake bite. If they do, you need to be ready to act quickly. Snake bites can be deadly for pets, especially if they don’t receive the proper treatment, which begins with you. If your pet is bitten by a snake, here are four steps that you need to take immediately.
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Pulmonary oedema (the buildup of fluid in the lungs) is a serious condition that can cause permanent lung damage if it’s not treated promptly. It occurs when pressure builds up in the lungs and prevents the normal flow of fluid from your dog’s lungs into their body. Any dog can develop pulmonary oedema and it’s not always possible to identify a cause for the condition developing, but those with pneumonia or a heart condition are at an increased risk. Read More»
If you see spots of blood on one of your dog’s chew toys, then you may not be sure what’s going on. Any signs of bleeding are alarming to pet owners; however, this doesn’t always mean that your dog has a serious problem.
Why might your dog’s mouth or teeth be bleeding after chewing on a toy?
Your Dog Is Teething
If you have a young dog that hasn’t yet lost all its baby teeth, then the blood you see may simply be a sign of teething. Read More»