If you’ve ever kept a dog or a cat in the past, then you know that these larger pets often need a lot of vaccinations and top-up shots. However, if you’re thinking of getting a smaller animal, like a ferret, then you may not be sure if they need as many, if any, vaccinations.
While small pets that live in the home may have fewer vaccination needs than larger animals, they often still need core protection from some diseases or illnesses. Read More»
The summer heat is only a few months away from hitting Australia, and that means it is time to make sure your pets are ready for the warm days ahead. As someone who has recently adopted a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from the local animal shelter, you may not be aware that summer can be a difficult time for this breed of dog. Here is what you need to know about this breed’s respiratory system and how surgery before summer could make their life a whole lot more comfortable. Read More»
Introducing a furry friend into your family is a great way to increase the warmth and affection of your household. However, when most people are looking to take on a cat, they tend to scout for one among friends or through breeders rather than resorting to cat adoption.
The reason why cat adoption is not a typical choice for some people is that they tend to assume this would not be the best course of action for their household, typically reasoning that these pets are sullied. Read More»
Food or organic matter that’s become contaminated by fungi is poisonous to cats. Mycotoxicosis occurs when a cat ingests fungi and is exposed to mycotoxins released by the fungi. Commonly found substances that can cause mycotoxicosis in cats include mouldy bread, garden mushrooms and decomposing scraps of food in compost piles, and your cat doesn’t have to consume a large quantity of food contaminated by fungi to become ill. Here’s an overview of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment approach for mycotoxicosis in cats: Read More»
The retina is located at the back of the eye and is the section of the eye that receives images in the form of light. The retina then sends these images to the brain for processing via nerve signals. The retina is attached to a section at the back of the eye known as the choroid coat. This provides the retina with nutrients and oxygen, but the retina can become separated from this layer. Read More»