Canine Pancreatitis...

What is the Pancreas?

The pancreas is a digestive organ, located next to the stomach.  It is responsible for production of insulin to control blood glucose levels, but it also produces hormones respo

nsible for digestion of fats and proteins.

What i...

November 22, 2017

Are you going away during the Christmas period?  Do you have everything you need for your furry family member?  Here is a list things we recommend you check before you go away.

  • Food – If your animal is on a special diet it is worth checking you have enough befo...

What is FIV?
FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) is a retroviral infection similar to HIV in humans. FIV is spread primarily through bite wounds. This virus leads to long term immune suppression. Cats with this virus are more prone to a variety of infections, are prone...

Are you loving your pet to death?

Do you have a pudgy pooch or is your kitty not so itty-bitty?

Come and join our free weight loss clinic!
Join today and come in for a weight loss consultation with one of our friendly nurses. As a part of your consultation we will weig...

July 25, 2017

           Your pet’s heart, like other organs, ages with your pet. Changes start to occur in our older animals over the years, these can be of no issue clinically, but sometimes they can be more sinister. Your vet will be able to pick up changes and to differentiate t...

They may have Feline Hyperthyroidism

What is hyperthyroidism?

Hyperthyroidism is a common condition of older cats.  The reason why the disease starts is poorly understood, but results in excessive production of thyroid hormone.  Thyroid hormone is responsible for maintai...


Chronic Kidney Disease (Failure)

What is Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)?

CKD is a progressive loss of function of the kidneys.  The kidneys are responsible for maintaining blood salt and water balance, as well as detoxing the body....

He might have arthritis.......

Arthritis is a common, manageable condition in our older dogs.  Some people notice their dog is slowing down and attribute it to old age.  For many of these dogs this “slowing down” is a result of pain associated with arthritis – pain that...

Cats are designed to run, jump and play. It’s part of what being a cat is all about!

If you’ve noticed your cat slowing down – maybe they’re not as nimble as they used to be – it’s easy to assume it’s a natural part of growing old. However, just like humans, cats can su...

Senior Pet Months

Did you know that animals over 8 years of age are considered seniors?

Our animals start to show signs of aging at this point in their life.

As pets age it becomes important to have check-ups at least every 6 months, to enable earlier detection of aging...

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