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Posted on 30 Nov 2017 in Cats, Darwin, Disease, Dogs

Prescription Medications

Just like with humans, certain drugs are available over the counter at pharmacies, but other medications require a prescription (these medications usually say “PRESCRIPTION ANIMAL REMEDY” or “PRESCRIPTION ONLY MEDICINE”, and are schedule 4 medications).

Regulations pertaining to prescription medications are in place for the wellbeing of…

Posted on 10 Oct 2017 in Disease, Darwin, Dogs

Diabetes in Dogs

Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs

What is diabetes?

During digestion, food is broken down into components that can be used by the body. Carbohydrates (starches) are converted into sugars. Glucose is the most important sugar. After absorption into the bloodstream, glucose provides the body’s cells with energy.

Glucose gets into cells through the actions…

Posted on 14 Jul 2017 in Cats, Disease, Darwin, Dogs, Nutrition

Food Allergy Trials In Dogs and Cats

What Signs can be seen with a Food Allergy?

A food allergy is a reaction to food that involves the body’s immune system. It is usually always a protein particle in the food that is responsible for reactions. Your pet may itch, lick, and chew their paws, flank, groin, neck, face, and ears. The itching can be during all seasons. A small percentage of food allergic dogs may only have…

Posted on 01 May 2017 in Dental, Pet Care, Darwin, Pocket Pets, Nutrition

What Should I Feed My Rabbit?

Rabbits are true herbivores and are hind gut fermenters. This means they are adapted to eat a high fibre diet and a large amount of it. Wild rabbits eat grasses and small quantities of other plant materials such as bark & roots. Inappropriate diet is one of the most common causes of disease in pet rabbits.

What…

Posted on 01 Mar 2017 in Disease, Puppies, Darwin, Dogs, Pet Care

Intestinal Worms in Dogs

Hookworms:

Hookworms are very serious parasites, especially in young animals. They are very small worms, barely visible to the human eye. Hookworm larvae can penetrate skin to infect the host – this includes barefoot humans! They can also be transmitted to unborn pups. The adult hookworm attaches itself to the intestinal wall and feeds on blood.

The larva can infect…