Understanding Canine Coronavirus Infection

Canine Coronavirus (CCV) is an intestinal disease that can affect any dog. It's highly contagious and can leave your dog feeling very unwell. CCV is not related to COVID-19, a human-spread form of coronavirus, and it does not affect the respiratory tract. However, without prompt treatment, CCV can be fatal. Your dog can be exposed to CCV through contact with contaminated faeces, and dog's with a weakened immune system are at an increased risk of contracting the infection. Read More 

Health Issues In Pets Which Need Emergency Attention

Dealing with a sick pet is a tricky experience, considering that the pets do not know how to express themselves. Since they cannot communicate, the only thing you can do to monitor the health of your pet is to observe their behavioural changes. You might not be able to understand the illness behind the change, but the signs will help you know when to seek emergency pet services. Here are a few sure signs which indicate that your favourite pet is not well. Read More 

3 Things to Know When Your Cat Wears a Collar After Surgery

If your cat is scheduled for an operation that will need stitching, then your vet may have already warned you that they want your pet to wear a protective collar, These collars are usually plastic cones that sit around your cat's neck and extend out around the face. This design prevents your cat from getting its mouth on its wound site. So, the collar will help prevent infections, healing delays and pulled-out stitches. Read More 

What to Expect During Your Pet Dental Cleaning

Pets are known to get periodontal disease, and that is why dental cleaning is recommended. You may not know when cleaning may be required; therefore, when you visit your vet for regular check-ups, you should ask them about dental care. Your vet will be in a position to give you the best advice. What should you expect during pet dental cleaning? Oral Exam Your pet may be given an oral exam when awake or under anaesthesia. Read More 

Understanding Choking In Chinchillas

Choking occurs when the oesophagus is obstructed, and common causes of obstruction in chinchillas include large chunks of food, bedding material, pieces of toys and household items with rough edges. Female chinchillas can also choke when eating their placenta after giving birth. Chinchillas are unable to vomit, so they have no way of clearing their airway on their own. Therefore, choking should be treated as an emergency, as your chinchilla is at risk of dying as a result of asphyxiation. Read More