General Wellness

We discuss topics such as weight management, obesity, the scoop on poop, and others.

Cancer in Pets ...

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 30/11/2016 Times Read: 1879 Comments 0
Cancer in Pets ...

When it comes to our pets, there’s no national organization that tracks the occurrence of cancer. We do know that many common human cancers are not prevalent in pets, but there are other cancers we do acquire in common, including breast (mammary gland) cancer, lymphoma, skin cancer that takes the form of mast cell tumours in pets, and bone cancer. We touch lightly on this very emotional topic.

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Constipation in Pets

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 27/11/2016 Times Read: 1405 Comments 0
Constipation in Pets

Constipation (obstipation, megacolon), often suspected by pet parents but in fact, rarely diagnosed, occurs when the pet is unable to properly evacuate his bowels. We discuss this condition chiefly.

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Cushing's Disease in Pets

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 27/11/2016 Times Read: 1534 Comments 0
Cushing's Disease in Pets

Canine hyperadrenocorticism , commonly known as Cushing’s disease, or hyperadrenocorticism , results in overproduction of adrenal gland hormones, most commonly glucocorticoids . The disorder is relatively common in middle-aged to older dogs and rare in cats. We discuss this condition chiefly.

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Diabetes in Pets

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 27/11/2016 Times Read: 1879 Comments 0
Diabetes in Pets

Diabetes mellitus is a common endocrine pancreatic disorder of cats and dogs. The incidence of diabetes in cats and dogs is reported to be anywhere from 1 in 100 to 1 in 500 pets. We discuss this condition chiefly.

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Epilepsy Support in Pets

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 27/11/2016 Times Read: 1337 Comments 0
Epilepsy Support in Pets

Epilepsy is the name given to seizural disorders in dogs and cats for which there is no identifiable cause. Primary epilepsy is the result of functional cerebral disturbances without obvious cause other than a possible hereditary tendency. We discuss this condition chiefly.

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Incontinence (Urinary) Support in Pets

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 27/11/2016 Times Read: 1355 Comments 0
Incontinence (Urinary) Support in Pets

Urinary incontinence means that the pet cannot totally control his ability to urinate. Typically, urinary incontinence causes a “leaky bladder”. Clinical signs often seen include finding “wet spots” under the pet where he/she sleeps, and seeing dribbling urine as the pet moves about. We discuss this condition chiefly.

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IBS / IBD in Pets

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 27/11/2016 Times Read: 1467 Comments 0
IBS / IBD in Pets

Inflammatory bowel disease is the name given to a group of conditions that are characterized by pathologic evidence of inflammation of the intestinal tract which is associated with gastrointestinal signs. These are usually chronic and persistent. We discuss this condition in more detail.

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Kidney Disease in Pets

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 27/11/2016 Times Read: 1816 Comments 0
Kidney Disease in Pets

Traditionally, vets have recommended restricting protein consumption because protein is poorly metabolized by dogs with kidney failure. Protein creates a high nitrogen load that can further stress the liver and kidneys. The problem is, that most commercial pet foods are made of poor quality protein that is not easily digested or utilized and this is what places the stress on the kidneys. We discuss this condition in short.

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Herbs and General Wellbeing ...

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2016 Times Read: 1002 Comments 0
Herbs and General Wellbeing ...

In our daily interaction with pet parents and ill fur kids, we have found some valuable herbal solutions that will help your fur kids recover and / or fight some common diseases we often observe. We discuss these in greater detail.

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The Scoop on Poop ...

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2016 Times Read: 1368 Comments 0
The Scoop on Poop ...

Your fur kids’ poop (stool or faeces) provides a wealth of information, which is why it may seem that veterinarians ask you about your pet’s poop — and request samples of it — pretty much every time you go to the clinic. We discuss this topic in greater detail.

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Pet Obesity, a Severe and Debilitating Illness!

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 26/11/2016 Times Read: 1643 Comments 0
Pet Obesity, a Severe and Debilitating Illness!

We tackle a very tough topic, Pet Obesity. Obesity , defined as an increase in body weight of at least 15% above what would be normal for the size of the pet, is the most common disease in pets today. As with people, obesity results from an excess caloric intake relative to the expenditure of energy.

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Managing your kids' weight

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 24/11/2016 Times Read: 1121 Comments 0
Managing your kids' weight

It is sometimes difficult to determine what your fur kids' ideal weight should be. We discuss this topic in detail.

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