What Is a Cruciate Ligament Injury in Dogs?

What Is a Cruciate Ligament Injury in Dogs?

There are two cruciate ligaments in a dog’s knee joint. These ligaments connect the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone) and stabilise the knee joint. The ligament can rupture completely or partially. A ruptured cruciate is a painful injury and can...
5 signs of dental diseases in pets

5 signs of dental diseases in pets

What is dental disease? Did you know around 80% of dogs and cats over the age of three suffer from dental disease? Dental disease is an inflammatory disease that affects the teeth’s supporting structures like the gums and bone, due to a build-up of plaque. Plaque is a...
Are bones safe for my dog?

Are bones safe for my dog?

“Give a dog a bone” – a common saying worldwide, but in reality, this is a controversial topic for vets as well as owners. While Google searches and social media may advocate for bone consumption (nutritional and dental benefits) and many dogs enjoy bones, there are...
What is heartworm disease in pets?

What is heartworm disease in pets?

Heartworm is a parasitic worm that resides in the heart chambers and in the arteries of the lungs of dogs and cats. This disease was previously widespread around Sydney. As owners have diligently used heartworm prevention over the years, the disease has been largely...
Why our furry friends require blood tests

Why our furry friends require blood tests

Blood tests for your cats and dogs One of the best ways to get a clear picture of your pet’s health is through blood tests. They can reveal the health of the internal organs, the immune system, or even the type of injury or disease your cat or dog may have. A blood...