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Pet Poisonings

Accidental pet poisonings are more common than you may think. They usually involve items you may not be aware of such as common kitchen foods, household or backyard plants or items found in the medicine cabinet. There are many things that can poison an animal. Pesticides and insecticides are common in cases of intentional and

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Snake Bites

Snake Bites in Dogs and Cats Armed with curiosity and natural hunting instincts, it is not uncommon for our favourite four legged friends to cross paths with a snake. Snake venom carries a large range of toxins that damage tissues and impair many of the body’s vital functions; they attack the nervous system and interfere

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Spirocerca Lupi – Spirocercosis The silent killer not everyone is aware of. Spirocerca Lupi is a red worm that normally goes and sits and grows in your dog’s oesophagus. This worm burrows into the oesophagus after migrating from the stomach after ingestion, creating a nodule that, in turn, is extremely irritant to your pet. As

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Diabetes Mellitus

As in humans, diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats is a chronic disease that occurs when the levels of glucose in the blood becomes elevated and unregulated due to inadequate insulin production or the body’s inability to use insulin properly. Prolonged high blood glucose levels can eventually lead to impairment of several body organs. These

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