Taking your pet abroad has become much easier recently. You can now take your dogs, cats or ferrets with you when you go abroad for a holiday within Europe. In this article we’ll talk you through some of the steps you need to consider when packing a suitcase for your pets! Where can I take my pet abroad? There is […]
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Microchips for Pets – Why Bother?
Microchips for pets – why should you consider one of these? They cost money, you need to make a trip to the vet and your poor pet will have a piece of foreign material injected into them! In this article we take a look at how important microchips can be. What is a microchip? Microchips […]
Parvovirus in Dogs – a Returning Disease?
Canine parvovirus is an extremely contagious disease that can have severe, even fatal, consequences. It is a relatively recent infection which was first described in the 1970s. When the disease emerged, thousands of dogs died after infection, before an effective vaccine was produced. Although reliable vaccines have been used for many years, there have been […]
Diabetes in Cats – is Yours at Risk?
In this article, Veterinary Expert Editor, Dr Susie Coughlan, follows on from her previous introduction to diabetes in dogs and looks at the surprisingly common clinical problem of diabetes mellitus in cats. How common is diabetes in cats? Diabetes mellitus is a relatively common problem in cats. Insulin, produced by specialised cells in the pancreas, […]
Diabetes in Dogs
Diabetes is in the news. It is becoming increasingly common in people and poses a huge problem for healthcare providers. But what about diabetes in dogs and cats? Is it the same as the disease that people suffer from, and is it treated in the same way? What is the outlook for your pet if […]