I’ve been sharing articles about pet care and treatment tips for various ailments from my experience with my two Yorkies. Here I share a brief experience with heart failure in my elderly dog. Sadly, the day comes when there’s nothing more to be done but to say thank you for the unconditional love and bid them farewell.
Pancreatitis is a serious illness in dogs and it often takes pet owners by surprise. Its onset can be sudden and many times pet owners assume that the fact that their family dog doesn’t want to eat or drink and is throwing up may be a passing thing. It could be, but it could also be life-threatening pancreatitis. If that’s the case, you need to act fast.
Our journey with a little Yorkie’s eccrine carcinoma diagnosis and further complications post surgery.
Emigrating, whether for a short-term job opportunity or a long-term change can be a stressful process. Pets are part of your family unit and your vet’s goal is to help you through the process of exporting your pet so that they can at least help carry some of the stress for you. Below are some useful tips from the lovely Somerset West, Teva Clinic Vet, Dr Karin Wilson.
Thanks to developments in veterinary care and quality nutritional products, pets are now enjoying a longer lifespan. Pets are also now, more than ever, a part of our family unit and when illness or tragedy strikes, veterinary bills do not always fall within our ever-tightening budgets.
Socialisation is the training technique of introducing and familiarising a dog to new experiences, including people, places, objects, and other animals in ways that help the dog learn how to respond to and interact with these experiences appropriately and without fear.
Do your dogs run away when they see you with the nail clippers? Do they fidget, get nervous, or even try to bite when you or the vet attempt to clip their nails? Don’t give up – it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s possible to get your dogs to accept and even like having their nails clipped, using a technique called desensitisation.
As pet owners, many of us have learned to recognise the signs of an ear infection – scratching, head shaking, and whining are usually the first symptoms of the problem. Ear infections are fairly common in dogs, especially those with floppy ears.
Dr Karin Wilson, a knowledgeable vet from Teva Clinic in Somerset West, has kindly provided some valuable insights into the diagnosis, symptoms, potential causes, and treatment of this condition.