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Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

Part 1 ‘Chronic kidney disease’ is a term used to refer to cats with kidney insufficiency or failure. ‘Chronic’ simply means long term. ‘Insufficiency’ or ‘failure’ means that the kidneys are no longer able to adequately perform their normal tasks. ‘Chronic kidney failure’ refers to the situation where the kidneys have not been able to […]

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Breeding Chickens

Don’t be clutching at straws this spring! Breeding chickens can be a rewarding experience for the backyard poultry keeper, but also most frustrating when things don’t go to plan. Outlined in this article are the important steps to ensuring your season of breeding is a pleasure, as well as a success. Plan ahead This is […]

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Disc Disease in Dachshunds

…..And Other ‘Chondrodystrophoid’ Breeds Dachshunds and similar breeds such Pekingese, Lhasa Apsos and Shih Tzus, have short legs and a relatively long back. These breeds suffer from a condition called ‘chondrodystropic dwarfism’. As a result they can be prone to back problems, more specifically disc disease. What are intervertebral discs? The intervertebral disc is a […]

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The Canine ‘Superbug’ Bacterial infections are amongst the top 3 skin conditions diagnosed in dogs and cats, and veterinary surgeons diagnose them on an almost daily basis. Interestingly, the bacteria responsible for these infections are usually present on the skin before problems arise, and only rarely do animals ‘pick up’ these bacteria at the time […]

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