Prevent the Big Three Pet Parasites

Ticks, fleas and mosquitoes. Nobody wants these bugs on their pets or in their house. But the reasons for keeping these bugs away go beyond just avoiding pests. “Ticks, fleas and mosquitoes are dangerous because they can carry and cause...

Avoid the Dangers of Raw Pet Food

Compared to other types of pet food, raw pet food is more likely to be contaminated with disease-causing bacteria, such as  Salmonella and  Listeria monocytogenes. Salmonella bacteria cause the disease salmonellosis, and L. monocytogenes bacteria cause the...

Backyard Hazard Series: Seoul Virus

The Backyard Hazards series of articles focuses on the diseases that you or your pet may be at risk of contracting, right in your own backyard. WHAT IS SEOUL VIRUS? Seoul virus (SEOV) is a type of zoonotic virus (meaning it can be spread between humans and...

FECAL TESTING

I t’s that time of year when Fluffy and Fido are due for their annual examinations, and while on the phone booking their next appointment the receptionist asks, “When you come for your next visit please bring along a fresh fecal sample?” You reluctantly...

CPR can save a pets’s life

I f you have confirmed that your pet has no heartbeat and is non-responsive, or the normal pattern of breathing has stopped and gums have turned ashen grey blue, have someone call your veterinarian or the local emergency veterinary hospital for guidance...

Prevent the Big Three Pet Parasites

Ticks, fleas and mosquitoes. Nobody wants these bugs on their pets or in their house. But the reasons for keeping these bugs away go beyond just avoiding pests. “Ticks, fleas and mosquitoes are dangerous because they can carry and cause...

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Avoid the Dangers of Raw Pet Food

Compared to other types of pet food, raw pet food is more likely to be contaminated with disease-causing bacteria, such as  Salmonella and  Listeria monocytogenes. Salmonella bacteria cause the disease salmonellosis, and L. monocytogenes bacteria cause the...

read more

Backyard Hazard Series: Seoul Virus

The Backyard Hazards series of articles focuses on the diseases that you or your pet may be at risk of contracting, right in your own backyard. WHAT IS SEOUL VIRUS? Seoul virus (SEOV) is a type of zoonotic virus (meaning it can be spread between humans and...

read more

FECAL TESTING

I t’s that time of year when Fluffy and Fido are due for their annual examinations, and while on the phone booking their next appointment the receptionist asks, “When you come for your next visit please bring along a fresh fecal sample?” You reluctantly...

read more

CPR can save a pets’s life

I f you have confirmed that your pet has no heartbeat and is non-responsive, or the normal pattern of breathing has stopped and gums have turned ashen grey blue, have someone call your veterinarian or the local emergency veterinary hospital for guidance...

read more