Liver fluke is an internal parasite that can infect and damage the liver and reduce overall productivity of cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, goats, alpacas and deer; humans can also become infected.
Imagine this: you have finally established your aquarium and done some fine tuning to get your miniature ecosystem in balance – plants, fish, pumps, filters, power... Power?? Oh, fudge!
Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD) is a disease that leads to feather loss and can eventually develop into ‘bald parrot syndrome’.
Hand-feeding baby birds is only a substitute for parent-raised birds but it does have certain advantages. The hand-raised baby usually makes a better pet as it has been completely socialised with humans.
Once your puppy is in his new home, there is a fairly busy time ahead as he gets his health and nutritional needs attended to, and learns proper behaviour.
Whether training a new puppy or solving simple behaviour problems, the central tenet is the same – reward your dog for getting things right! By adopting a reward-orientated training program, it is not necessary to punish your dog at all.
How do you know if your dog has an ear infection? What can you do at home to treat it and when should you visit your vet?
Pets behaving badly are a family menace and the solutions are often frustratingly evasive. You need to know how to set humane and effective limits for wrongful behaviours - these ten hints may help make your pet a better buddy.
Cats have specific nutritional requirements and need a complete and balanced diet according to their age, level of activity, pregnancy, lactation or certain medical conditions.
Ringworm is the 'social butterfly' of pet diseases and is quite happy to flit from pet to pet, from pet to owner, or even from an infected owner to his or her innocent pet!