Unhappy hormones

Unhappy hormones

An endocrine disease is caused by an upset in the normal balance or regulation of hormones. These diseases are not uncommon in dogs and cats and the unhappy hormones lead to a range of problems that can greatly affect your pet’s quality of life. Endocrine...
Why heartworm prevention is so important

Why heartworm prevention is so important

How many pesky mosquitoes have you seen this summer? Here’s some food for thought: wherever there are mosquitoes, there is the risk of heartworm disease for your pet! Heartworm is a dangerous worm, and when an infected mosquito feeds on your pet’s blood,...
Happy and healthy ears

Happy and healthy ears

Summer is a great time to take your dog swimming but did you know that an innocent dip can lead to an ear infection for your dog? We like to think of your dog’s ear as its own ‘mini-environment’. This environment can be easily disrupted and swimming...
Flat-faced dogs can’t stand the heat

Flat-faced dogs can’t stand the heat

It’s time to crank the air-conditioning for flat-faced dogs such as the Pug, French Bulldog and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These dogs (known as Brachycephalic breeds) are not very well designed for our hot summer months and are very susceptible to heat...