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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 in Cats, Disease, Pet Care, Dogs, Eyes

Dry Eye

Dry eye is a common condition seen in dogs. It is also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca or KCS. The normal tear reading for a dog is over 15mm/min. Dry eye is diagnosed when the tear reading falls below 10 mm/min.

Clinical signs of dry eye:

  • Red eye – varies from mild to severe
  • Watery to mucky discharge – thick copious amounts of discharge…

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 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 11 Jan 2017 in Cats, Darwin, Pet Care

Environmental Enrichment For Cats

Addressing your cat’s physical and emotional needs enhances its health and quality of life. Behaviour problems are a leading cause of pets being surrendered or euthanized. These problems often occur in cats because their needs have not been fully met. Cats need resources to perform their natural behaviours and have control over their social interactions. As owners, we can enhance our cats’ health…

Posted on 08 Jul 2016 in Cats, Disease, Darwin, Dogs

Ringworm

What kind of infection is it?

Ringworm infection is not caused by a worm at all - it's actually a skin infection caused by certain kinds of fungus called dermatophytes. The scientific name for ringworm is dermatophytosis.

The fungi feed upon the dead cells of skin and hair causing in people a classic round, red lesion with a ring of scale around the edges and normal…