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  • 5 Things You Should Know About Vet Surgery


    One of the hardest moments for pet owners is when their pets have to go in for vet surgery. They feel helpless as do not know how to prepare their pets for the medical procedure, nor do they know what will happen in the operating room. If your pet is to be operated on, below are a few things you should know. 1. Pet hygiene During the operation day and the subsequent days, it may be difficult to clean your pet as it will have unhealed wounds.
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  • Understanding Salmonella Infection In Guinea Pigs


    Salmonella is a bacterial infection that's usually contracted through contact with infected bedding, urine or faeces. Bedding contaminated with insects or the urine of wild rodents is a common cause of infection in guinea pigs, and those with immature digestive systems or a compromised immune system are particularly susceptible to contracting salmonella. The salmonella bacteria can also be found on raw vegetables, so ensure you thoroughly clean any vegetables you want to feed to your guinea pig.
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  • What To Do If Your Dog's Paws Get Burned


    Did you know that roads and pavements can get so hot during the summer months that your dog could actually burn his paws on them? Many pet owners don't, but paw burns are a common problem in a country with very warm summers like Australia. Burns can be very painful for your pup and could become infected. Severe burns could even do serious, long-term damage, affecting your pooch's ability to run and play.
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  • 3 Essential Nutrients for Dogs with Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency


    Finding out your dog has exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (known as EPI or digestive enzyme deficiency) can be scary. While EPI is often caused by an irreversible condition like PAA (pancreatic acinar atrophy), it can be treated with lifelong enzyme supplements and nutritional changes. In particular, there are 3 essential nutrients your dog will need (either via their diet or through supplements and injections). Here's all you need to know about them.
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  • 3 Illnesses You Could Catch From Your Dog


    Most people have caught an infectious illness from a family member in their lifetime, but many are unaware that furry family members can make you sick too. There are many zoonotic diseases (illnesses that can transfer from animals to people) that your dog could contract, and if you don't treat them quickly, you and your non-furry family could end up catching them too. Here are 3 health issues to look out for.
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  • First-Time Dog Owner: What You Need to Know About Dog Vacinations


    If you have recently purchased a puppy, at some point you will need to visit a vet to have the dog vaccinated. If this is your first dog, you may be worried or confused about dog vaccinations. Below is a guide to everything you need to know about vaccinations. How does a dog vaccination work? The vaccinations which are given to dogs are very similar to those which are given to humans.
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  • 3 Ways to Prevent Pancreatitis in Your Dog


    Getting pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) can be an uncomfortable, painful and depressing experience for your dog. If left untreated, pancreatitis can also cause severe organ and brain damage that could be life-threatening. While it's impossible to guarantee your pet won't get the condition, there are a few things you can do to prevent it. Here are 3 top tips. Don't Let Your Dog Become Obese One of the biggest risk factors associated with dog pancreatitis is obesity, so it's important to keep your pup's weight at a healthy level.
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  • 3 Ways to Stop Your Dog Getting Constipated


    Constipation can be just as uncomfortable for your dog as it is for you. To make matters worse, long term constipation could hurt your pup's colon health, leading to obstipation (the inability for your dog to pass faeces), vomiting, lethargy, and other unpleasant symptoms. Luckily, constipation is easy to prevent when you know how. Here are 3 ways to keep your dog's bowel movements healthy and regular. Increase Your Dog's Fibre Intake
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  • 3 Ways to Keep Your Dog's Urinary System Healthy


    While many pet owners focus on keeping their dog's hearts and lungs healthy, it's important to remember that other organs need your care and attention, too. Your dog's bladder and urinary tract are important parts of their body. If they're not looked after, your dog could get an infection, pain, or stones. More serious problems can lead to incontinence, and some urinary system issues could even be fatal. Here are 3 ways to prevent that from happening by keeping your dog's urinary system healthy.
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  • How to Prevent Calcium Buildup in Your Dog's Lungs


    Calcium buildup in the lungs (also known as pulmonary mineralisation) is not an uncommon problem for older dogs, but it's one that can be dangerous. The condition occurs when mineral calcium deposits build up in your dog's lungs and cartilage is ossified into bone-like tissue. The condition is hard to spot early because it's often asymptomatic, but as it progresses, dog owners may notice their pooch becoming short of breath, coughing, and resisting usual walks.
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