Farm animal care

Understanding Eye Inflammation In Rabbits

Eye inflammation, known as uveitis, typically affects the front of the eye in rabbits. It can occur at any age and is often caused by bacteria. Other causes include injury that leads to ulceration of the cornea, environmental irritants and autoimmune conditions, which can cause your rabbit’s immune system to attack any part of their […]

4 Foods That Can Harm Your Dog

There are a number of foods you’ll enjoy eating that can be safely shared with your dog, but there are also many that are poisonous to dogs. Unless you know for certain that a food is safe, it’s best to stick to giving your dog food products specifically made for them. Even if you decide […]

How To Check Your Horse’s Vital Signs

If you call the vet out to examine a sick horse, it’s extremely helpful if you can provide a history of the animal’s vital signs.  This will enable the vet to get a clearer picture of what’s normal for your horse, versus his current state of health, which can be key in establishing a diagnosis.  […]

Vent Gleet In Hens

Many people keep hens, both for their eggs and as family pets.  Hens are usually pretty healthy birds, but if you discover one of your chooks has developed vent gleet, it’s time for a trip to the vet.  But what is vent gleet, what causes the condition, and what can your vet do to help?  […]

Understanding Ear Infections in Dogs

Infection of the middle or inner ear is commonly caused by bacteria and can leave your dog experiencing severe discomfort and pain. Dogs with hair growth in their ear canals or long floppy ears are more susceptible to developing ear infections as air can’t circulate easily and their ears don’t dry as quickly as short-eared […]

Understanding Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Dogs

Carbon monoxide is as toxic for dogs as it is for humans. The odourless, colourless gas is absorbed into your dog’s bloodstream through inhalation and reduces the amount of oxygen circulating around their body. This can lead to brain damage, heart failure and eventually death. Here’s what you need to know about carbon monoxide poisoning […]

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder In Dogs

Signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in dogs generally start to appear when they are a puppy. The condition, which is an anxiety disorder, is characterised by repetitive behaviour that has no useful function or purpose and interferes with your dog’s normal behaviour. Your dog may react with aggression if you try to intervene and prevent […]

Keep Your Dog Healthy on the Hiking Trail

Taking your dog hiking can be extremely enjoyable, and it’s great for their health to get some added exercise. However, making mistakes on the trail could endanger your doggie, so follow this simple guide to make sure that their health is never put in jeopardy. Understand the Capability of Your Dog Dogs usually have enough […]

Pet Therapy for Seniors

Not all therapy for seniors involves physical activities or prescription medications. In many cases, one of the best therapies is pet therapy. There are many ways that pets can be used to help seniors live full and active lives. The benefits of seniors interacting with pets are numerous. Here you will learn about the most […]

Does your dog have kennel cough?

Kennel cough is an infection that every dog owner will have heard of, and many may have experienced. You want your dog to socialise with others and be happy, but that leaves them open to this highly contagious condition. So what are the signs to look out for and what can you do about kennel […]