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6 Common Paw Problems in Dogs Source: Carol McCarthy / PetMD Dogs feet are generally hardy, and minor cuts and abrasions usually heal quickly, but some injuries and conditions need your or your Vet’s attention. Here are some common paw problems and what pet owners can do about them. Yeast […]

Paw Problems in Dogs


Recognising and Managing Cystitis in Cats Cystitis is a lower urinary tract disease. When the bladder becomes inflamed, the first symptom is usually frequent urination or attempts to pass urine. When the cat is attempting to urinate you will see it will have an arched back, is hunched up, the […]

Cystitis in Cats


What is Cushing’s Disease? Cushing’s is a condition often seen in older horses and caused by a benign tumor developing in the pituitary gland. As this tumor slowly grows, it disturbs the balance between the pituitary gland, the hypothalamus, the thyroid, and the adrenal cortex. This results in the body […]

Cushing’s Disease in Horses



Natural Treatments for Conjunctivitis in Dogs Conjunctivitis is an itchy inflammation of the tissue that coats the eye and the lining of the eyelids (conjunctiva) It is as common in dogs as it is in humans. Conjunctivitis can be an issue by itself or because of another eye problem. While […]

Conjunctivitis in Dogs


7 Facts about Catnip (source WebMD- by Monica Weymouthe) Catnip is like magic. Toss a sachet of the good stuff kitty’s way, and she’s in for a wild afternoon. But what is it about catnip that makes a cat so happy? How safe is this feline euphoria? Read on for […]

Facts about Catnip


Identifying Types of Nasal Discharge in Horses (source The Naturally Health Horse) In the past year, I have come across more and more cases of snotty noses in horses. Sometimes it involves just one nostril other times it is both. So, time to find out about the types and causes of […]

Nasal Discharge in Horses



Top Ten signs your Pet may have Diabetes (source PetMD) Hyperglycemia, abnormally high levels of glucose in the blood, is a hallmark sign of diabetes. Insulin, a hormone produced and released by the pancreas, plays a key role in maintaining normal sugar levels. Low levels or absolute deficiency of insulin results […]

Diabetes in Pets on the Rise!


Sunburn in Dogs Summer means sun and sun means sunburn, especially here in New Zealand, where the sun can burn the skin in only 10 minutes. We know this and we protect ourselves accordingly, but we don’t always consider that our pets might suffer from sunburn as well. Dogs (but […]

Protect your Dog from Sunburn!!