Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease – Video by Victoria Birch

In the video below, our lovely Victoria Birch will explain what periodontal disease is, how to prevent it and how it is treated. Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats, and is entirely preventable. By three years of age, most dogs and cats have some evidence of periodontal disease. Watch the video and …

Lyme disease

Increase in Lyme disease cases in dogs

A recent study, conducted by the Companion Animal Parasite Control (CAPC), there is a significant increase in Lyme disease cases in dogs across the United States and Canada. This disease has become prevalent in states that were low-risk for this tick-borne disease. This disease has been reported more than usual in the Northwest and in regions of the United States …

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pet law regulation in the UAE

New pet law regulation in the UAE

New pet law regulation in the UAE has been introduced by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment yesterday. These new regulations will outline the responsibilities of an animal owner and all the technical standards for animal housing facilities. Failure to follow these regulations will be punishable by fine or jail time. One of the legal amendments for pet ownership states …

Keeping Your Pet Safe for Christmas and Having a Pet-Friendly Holiday

Keeping your pet safe for Christmas and having a pet-friendly holiday at the same time can sometimes be a difficult task. Christmas is that time of the year we anticipate so impatiently. It is the time of happiness, joy, family, love, presents and hopefully snow. Let’s be honest that all of us start acting a bit crazy while the festive …

A Christmas Gift That Keeps on Giving….and Costing! - by Trusten Moore

A Christmas Gift That Keeps on Giving….and Costing! – by Trusten Moore

A Christmas Gift That Keeps on Giving….and Costing! It’s the time of the year when parents, boyfriends, and girlfriends surprise their loved ones with the best Christmas present ever… an adorable puppy! Who could resist a cute fluffy face sitting under the tree, the smell of puppy breath, and that bright pink tongue sticking out on Christmas morning?! I’ve seen …

UK’s spay/neuter audit

In the UK, done by the vetAUDIT – a sub-brand of the RCVS Knowledge, a spay/neuter audit was performed to reveal the numbers behind the spays and neuters in the United Kingdom. The audit was performed on over 30 000 cats and dogs, individual cases, from practices from all over the country. The data they gathered showed that around 8-9% …

Pet Cancer Awareness Month – November

A rough estimate is that every 4th dog and every 5th cat will eventually develop some form of cancer during its lifetime. Cancers found in dogs and cats are very similar to the ones in humans and thorough research is of great benefit both for animals and people. A pet diagnosed with cancer isn’t necessarily a death sentence, as modern …

California law for pet custody

A brand new law was passed in California that will allow judges to decide who will get custody of the pet or pets in a divorce. The California law for pet custody was signed by Governor Jerry Brown. This new law will consider pets as family members, just like children. Until now, pets were considered property, in the same rank …