Helping Our Dogs Cope with Cataracts

A dog with obscured lenses in the eyes possibly due to cataracts

Helping our dogs cope with cataracts When you look into your dog’s eyes, if they are a little cloudy or hazy, it could indicate that cataracts are forming. Eyes have lenses inside them to help us focus and see objects clearly. A cataract is any opacity within the lens. Very small cataracts do not affect […]

Canine Blood Transfusion

Donor Dog in Canine Blood Transfusion

Too often we see urgent requests on social media asking for pet blood donors to save the life of another who is losing blood. For some, it even comes as a surprise that blood transfusion could be applied to animals. Why might my pet need a blood transfusion? Where does the blood come from? How […]

Anaesthesia and your Dog

A puppy under anaesthesia

Anaesthesia is the total loss of sensation in a body part or in the whole body, generally induced by a drug or drugs to create loss of feeling, unawareness and muscle relaxation either locally, regionally or centrally. There are many reasons for administering anaesthetics to animals; the main purpose is to provide a convenient, safe and […]

Does Your Pet Have Arthritis?

a tri-colour dog under going aquatic therapy for arthritis

Osteoarthritis (arthritis)  is a well-recognised condition in people and dogs. It is a common cause of chronic pain, where 1 in every 5 adults is affected. The incidence of this disease is similar to that in dogs, where approximately 20% or more of the dog population are affected. In most cases, osteoarthritis arises from joint damage due to […]