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  1. dog autumn
    November 16, 2021

    What Not To Feed Your Pets This Thanksgiving

    Be wary about what meat you feed your pet. If you do decide to give your pet a sliver of turkey, make sure that is well-cooked. Under-cooked or raw meat may contain salmonella bacteria, which can cause stomach upsets and food poisoning.

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  2. Top 10 Tips on How to Clean Your Cat's Teeth
    August 17, 2020

    Top 10 Tips on How to Clean Your Cat's Teeth

     

     

    The mere suggestion of attempting to clean your cat’s teeth may conjure up images of bone-deep scratches and a visit to the emergency room, but it doesn’t have to end that way! Follow our top ten tips for cleaning your cat’s teeth to avoid a bloodbath and ensure you and your cat remain on good terms.


    Did you know eight in ten cats over the age of three suffer from teeth and gum problems? Left untreated, plaque and tartar build up in your cat’s mouth which can lead to more severe dental disease and often results in the extraction of teeth. 



    Dental disease in cats usually presents with some of the following symptoms:

    • Bad breath (cats naturally have a bit of a fishy breath, but a strong, foul odour is a sign of dental disease)
    • Drooling
    • Bleeding gums or bleeding from the mouth when eating dry food
    • Difficulty eating or eating only on one side of their mouth
    • Mild swelling of the face
    • Red or angry looking gums
    • Lack of appetite
    • Failing to groom or looking unkempt
    • Loose or missing teeth


    Ideally, you should start brushing your cats teeth when they are still a kitten, but it is better late than never! So without further ado, our top ten tips on how to clean your cat’s teeth!


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  3. Why You Should Switch Your Cat to Revolution Plus
    June 17, 2020

    Why You Should Switch Your Cat to Revolution Plus

    If you haven’t already heard, there is a new 6-in-one preventative on the market for cats. Revolution Plus, released in America in 2019, builds on the trusted legacy of Revolution for Cats and contains two active ingredients - selamectin and sarolaner. These ingredients combine to deliver double the flea killing power and gives your cat the parasite protection it needs.

     

    A picture of a family with their cat and Revolution Plus

     

    What Does Revolution Plus Protect My Cat Against?

    Revolution Plus takes care of everything that your cat was protected against with Revolution, but with the addition of sarolaner, now protects your cat against deadly paralysis ticks as well. A single tick is enough to cause life threatening paralysis in cats.

    Revolution Plus with TWO active ingredients

    • Kills adult fleas, eggs and larvae
    • Reduces signs of flea allergy dermatitis
    • Kills deadly paralysis ticks
    • Treats and controls ear mites
    • Treats and controls roundworm and hookworm
    • Treats and controls biting lice
    • 100% effective in preventing the development of heartworm in cats

    An image showing the difference between Revolution for cats and Revolution Plus for cats side-by-side

    But My Cat Doesn't Go Outside

    You might believe that because your cat doesn’t go outside that they don’t require a flea and tick preventative like Revolution Plus. But fleas and ticks don’t only find their way onto your pet while they are outside. You can inadvertently bring fleas or ticks into your home on your shoes or clothes, or they simply find thei

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  4. Preventing Separation Anxiety in Pets
    June 07, 2020

    Preventing Separation Anxiety in Pets

    What is Separation Anxiety


    Separation anxiety is when a pet experiences severe distress while separated from their owner. The owner can often be completely unaware that their pet is suffering while they are gone as the pet can act completely normal when they are around. It might only be bad behavior by a pet that can tip the owner off.

    A pet that has separation anxiety can have a variety of symptoms including:

     

    For Dogs

    • Inappropriate urination or defecation (going bathroom inside the house but not in a designated area)
    • Barking or howling
    • Chewing, digging or destructive behavior
    • Attempting to escape or escaping your house or yard
    • Pacing in a particular spot - often up a down a fence or in front of a window
    • Coprophagia - this is the act of a dog defecating and their eating the feces

     

     

    For Cats

    • Inappropriate urination of defecation (going bathroom outside of their litter box or on clothing, sheets, towels, etc)
    • Excessive meowing
    • Excessive grooming
    • Eating too fast or not eating when you are away
    • If they recognize the signs that you are about to leave the house they could become distressed and vocalize loudly or hide
    • When you arrive home they follow you everywhere and demand constant attention

     

     

    Rule Out Other Causes


    It is always important to take

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  5. Diabetes in Pets
    May 20, 2020

    Diabetes in Pets

    This is a very long article that covers everything you need to know about diabetes in pets. If you only want to read about a specific topic related to diabetes, you can use the links below to navigate to the relevant section.

    What is Diabetes?

    How Does The Body Use Insulin?

    Pets With a Higher Risk of Developing Diabetes

    Signs & Symptoms of Diabetes

    What is Hyperglycaemia?

    What is Ketoacidosis?

    What is Hypoglycaemia?

    Diagnosing Diabetes

    Treating Diabetes

    Managing Diabetes

    Untreated Diabetes

    Conclusion

     

    What is Diabetes?

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    Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects humans, dogs, cats, apes, pigs and horses. There are two main types:

    • Type 1 is
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  6. 7 Signs it Might be Time to Take Your Pet to the Vet
    May 20, 2020

    7 Signs it Might be Time to Take Your Pet to the Vet

    It can be hard to know when you should take your pet to see their vet, or if you should wait and see how they are in the morning. This article will explore some conditions or symptoms that, if present in your pet, may require a trip to the vet. We've also listed some conditions or symptoms that require immediate veterinary attention should your pet be affected by them.

     

    1. Change in Eating or Drinking Habits

    While any short-term change in eating habits could just be your pet being a fussy eater, if they refuse to eat for 2 days or longer, or suddenly wish to consume anything that could be considered a food, it is time for a trip to the vet. Pets that have underlying health conditions such as diabetes should see their vet as soon as any changes in their appetite are noticed as they may require a change to their insulin dosage to manage the change in food intake.

    Excessive thirst can be a sign of a serious illness such as diabetes or kidney disease and should be investigated by a veterinarian.

    You can read our article in diabetes in pets here.

     

    A small, brown fluffy dog drinks from a bowl held by a pair of hands

     

    2. Eye or Ear Issues

    Eyes that are red, cloudy, are producing discharge, are causing your pet to squint or paw at them can be a sign of anything from allergies to an eye infection. Eye diseases and progress quite quickly and any of the above symptoms should be assessed promptly by a veterinarian.

    Ear issues that cause your pet to shake their head, scratch their ears, cause redness, produce a foul odour or discharge can be caused by a variety of issues and should also be investigated by a veterinarian at the earliest po

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