Update on raisin and grape toxicosis!
Back in 2001, the first case report of raisin toxicity in a dog was published.  Ever since, raisins and grapes (and all foodstuffs containing them) have been on a no-go list for dog owners. Even a small amount can […]
Antimicrobial resistance and the role of companion animal veterinary practice Background In response to the rising threat to both human and animal health from multidrug-resistant (MDR) infections , there is an urgent need to adopt measures to preserve the efficacy […]
Arthritis and joint care in cats￼
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a complex condition involving inflammation and degeneration of one or more joints, it is also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD). Feline arthritis is very common in middle to older aged cats, with around 90% of cats […]
Hairball in Cats
It is estimated that around 35% of cats get hairballs. Trichobezoar is the medical or scientific term that is used to describe a hairball. The word “trich” means hair, while a bezoar is any foreign matter that obstructs the stomach […]
UAE Urolith Analysis 2021
In 2021, 81 samples of stones were collected from the urinary tracts of dogs and cats in the UAE. These were submitted to the Canadian Veterinary Urolith Centre (CVUC). The CVUC is a collaboration between the University of Guelph Laboratory […]
What to expect when your pet is having an anaesthetic? There are many different scenarios that see our pets being put under general anaesthetic, whether for x-rays,a routine neutering operation or to have something moremajor done. Whatever the case, it […]
Small furry pets – What to choose?
When you are looking to add a pet to your family, there are many options to choose from other than cats and dogs. Plenty of cuddly and furry pets are more compact, easier to care for, affordable, and do not […]
Just like people pets on occasion require emergency medical attention. The first thing to remember in an emergency situation is not to panic, pick up the phone and call your veterinarian. They will need you to describe the issue, so […]
Caring for an older cat
As your cat gets older, you will start to notice physical and behavioural changes which should be addressed so he can continue to have a good quality of life. There are simple ways you can do this, from their exercise […]
Why does my dog’s breath smell?
Dog owners often tend to dismiss unpleasant smells in their canine companion’s mouth as just ‘dog breath’, but actually a dog’s breath should not be particularly offensive. If it is very pongy, there is probably a preventable or treatable cause […]