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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!!





What are the most cuddly Cat breeds? Source: Kathy Blumenstock / PetMD While most cats are more than happy to be a bit, shall we say, aloof, there are some breeds out there that actually love nothing more than a good snuggle with their owners. If your own favourite breed isn’t spotlighted, […]

Most Cuddly Cat Breeds


Understanding Locking Stifles. Source: Stefanie Reinhold/ HolisticHorse.com A locking stifle (in vet-speak an ‘upward fixation of the patella’ or UFP) is a common problem in horses, often unrecognized, misdiagnosed as general hind leg lameness or overlooked altogether. While the causes are not always understood, it’s possible to help your horse […]

Locking Stifles in Horses



Holistic approach to earproblems. Source Julie Henriques / Dogs naturally Does your dog have itchy, gunky, smelly or even painful ears that just don’t seem to get better? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. And like other dog owners, you’re probably frustrated by how hard it can be to […]

Ear Problems in Dogs


Cat Hairball problems? Learn why they happen and how to help. Source: Jennifer Coates, DVM – PetMD Hairballs can be a worry in cat ownership. These clumps of hair bond together in the stomach and then are vomited up in our shoes, carpets and floors. But are cat hairballs normal, […]

Are Cat Hairballs Normal?


What is the most accurate way to estimate your Horse’s weight? Weight tapes, formulas, or simply “eyeing it” are among the average horse owner’s options for estimating their horse’s weight. Guessing weight by eyeing a horse is clearly not a very reliable way to go. Auburn University researchers recently examined […]

Estimating your Horse’s Weight Accurately



Which Dog is for You? A four-legged companion in your life can bring a bounty of rewards. Not only does a pet offer love and affection, but they can help keep your immune system strong, reduce depression, even lower blood pressure. Part of finding the right dog, of course, is […]

Which Dog Suits your Lifestyle