Here’s Why You Should Be Regularly Checking Your Dog’s Nipples

Small bumps on your nipples and the surrounding areola are generally nothing to be concerned about. These are typically nothing more than your areolar glands displaying what are known as Montgomery tubercles. If you have these tubercles, you're probably quite used to them. But you're a human, and your dog has a different physiology. So if you should spot small bumps on the nipples of your female dog, then it might be something far more serious which requires a prompt appointment with your vet. Read More 

4 Important Benefits of Regular Pet Grooming

Planning birthday parties for your pet and dressing them up is a luxury. However, regular pet grooming isn't — it's a necessity. Pet grooming ensures that they're healthy and clean. It's also great for your house and, more importantly, your pet. With proper pet grooming, you're able to eliminate ticks, fleas and shedding. It could also stop severe conditions that you may overlook. Continue reading for 4 benefits of regular pet grooming. Read More 

Cat Care: Understanding Feline Bronchitis

Feline bronchitis is characterised by inflammation of the lower airways, particularly the bronchi and bronchioles, which play an important role in the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the lungs. The condition can be acute, appearing suddenly, or chronic in nature, and when inflammation is longstanding, fibrosis can develop. This can prevent the lungs from inflating to full capacity, so it's important that inflammation is managed effectively to ensure your cat can enjoy a good quality of life. Read More 

Answering Commonly Asked Questions About Pet Ultrasounds

A pet ultrasound is no different from a human ultrasound. A probe is placed on your pet's skin to get an image of their heart, liver, stomach, intestines, kidneys, ovaries, uterus, testes, etc. Of course, a gel may need to be applied to facilitate the ultrasound imaging process. Since ultrasounds cannot be used to view bones or air-filled spaces, your pet might need an X-ray for head, chest and bone structure imaging. Read More 

Understanding Urinary Tract Obstruction In Rabbits

A urinary tract obstruction can develop suddenly in rabbits and is a serious condition that requires urgent veterinary care. Kidney stones caused by excessive calcium excretion and inflammation due to an infection are common causes of urinary tract obstructions. Obstructions cause urine and bacteria to build up in the kidneys, and they can cause the kidneys to become swollen and prevent them from functioning properly. Here's an overview of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment approach for a urinary tract obstruction in rabbits: Read More