Animal Health Care Articles

Excitable and Disobedient Dogs

People do not respond well to dogs that are overly excitable or disobedient. So, how can this behaviour be prevented and can an unruly dog be re-trained?

Feline Frolics

Cats get bored like anyone else! If your cat is a 'party animal' rather than a 'couch slouch', giving him or her things to do apart from ripping flesh from passing human legs will be of immense benefit.

Snakebites in Cats and Dogs

Snake bites are a common cause of death in the warmer months of the year, but they can occur all year round. Make sure your pet doesn't become a victim.

Large birds such as cockatoos, African greys and Amazon parrots have special housing requirements. The size of the cage, type of perch and accessories for the cage are important.

There are occasions in many dogs’ lives where it becomes necessary for them to wear a protective collar. The goal is to protect a wound or such from the dog itself, as scratching, licking and chewing can interfere with the healing process.

Greasy heel is characterised by greasy, cracked or inflamed skin on the heels and rear of the pasterns.

Common Diseases of Guinea Pigs, Mice and Rats

Find out more about the common problems that can affect pet rodents.

Anal Gland Disease and Its Treatment

Anal gland disease is a common and distressing condition in pets and often causes 'scooting' behaviour, where a dog or cat drags its derriere along the carpet.

Heartworm Disease and Its Prevention

It’s the stuff nightmares are made of. Sadly, it is fact not fiction. Heartworm disease is a silent killer of dogs and cats.

Spring Feeding Horses

Too fat, too thin: how is your horse looking after the winter months? Condition scoring is an ideal way to assess your horse's weight and make any changes to the diet if needed.

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