When is Your Dog's Vomiting an Emergency?

Most of the time, a vomiting dog is nothing to worry about. However, in some cases, vomiting can be a sign that your dog needs to see an emergency vet. Here are 3 situations where your dog's vomiting constitutes an emergency. Remember that this list is not exhaustive; if your dog's behaviour is concerning or you're worried for any other reason, it's best to get your dog to the clinic for your own peace of mind.   Read More...

Understanding Ear Cysts In Dogs

When the middle ear, located behind the eardrum, becomes infected, cysts can form around the eardrum. These cysts, known as cholesteatoma, tend to occur when an infection has been present for an extended period of time, which isn't uncommon, as it's not always easy to spot the signs of a middle ear infection in dogs. All breeds of dog can develop ear cysts, but those with droopy ears, narrow ear canals or hair growth in the outer ear canal are at a greater risk of ear infections.   Read More...

Filled Legs - When To Call The Vet

Oedema is a very common problem faced by most horse owners from time-to-time. 'Filled legs', as the condition is colloquially known, is usually simple to resolve, but there are times when it can be indicative of a more serious issue where veterinary attention is required. So, what causes filled legs and when should you call the vet? What causes filled legs? Filled legs refers to a condition where the horse's lower legs become swollen and puffy.   Read More...

Understanding Sinus Infections In Rabbits

Sinusitis is characterised by inflammation of the air-filled pockets in your rabbit's nasal cavity. This respiratory condition can be acute or chronic and is commonly caused by a bacterial or fungal infection, allergies or trauma to the nose. Sinusitis caused by bacteria or fungus is contagious, and the affected rabbit should be kept separate from other rabbits. Here's an overview of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment approach for sinusitis in rabbits:   Read More...

Consider These Drawbacks Before You Decide to Breed Your Dog

If you have a female dog, particularly a thoroughbred, you might be tempted to breed from her. This can come with several fantastic benefits; you get to see your dog become a mother and play with new puppies, and the whole process can be extremely rewarding. However, while many people do enjoy breeding their dogs, there are several drawbacks that owners can sometimes fail to consider. Before you make your decision to breed your dog, make sure you carefully consider the following points.   Read More...