General Wellness

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

Addisons Disease in Pets ...

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 02/12/2016 Times Read: 1533 Comments 0
Addisons Disease in Pets ...

Addison’s disease , also called hypoadrenocorticism , is an uncommon disease of dogs and occurs very rarely in cats. The cause is unknown in some cases; in others it appears as an immune-mediated disorder in which the pet’s body makes antibodies that destroy its own adrenal glands. We discuss this topic chiefly.

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Allergies in Pets (Part 2) ..

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 02/12/2016 Times Read: 2847 Comments 0
Allergies in Pets (Part 2) ..

The most common skin disorder we come across daily when meeting new pet parents and fur kids is allergic (atopic) dermatitis , or more correctly, canine atopic dermatitis (CAD). This condition results in itchiness after exposure to environmental (usually airborne) allergens (foreign protein that induce allergies). Part 2 of the discussion.

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Allergies in Pets (Part 1) ..

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 02/12/2016 Times Read: 3212 Comments 0
Allergies in Pets (Part 1) ..

The most common skin disorder we come across daily when meeting new pet parents and fur kids is allergic (atopic) dermatitis , or more correctly, canine atopic dermatitis (CAD). This condition results in itchiness after exposure to environmental (usually airborne) allergens (foreign protein that induce allergies). We discuss this topic in great detail.

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Arthritis in Pets ..

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 02/12/2016 Times Read: 58964 Comments 0
Arthritis in Pets ..

Arthritis is a collective term for acute or chronic inflammation of joints, and is a common condition in dogs and a rare condition in cats. Arthritis technically means “inflammation of the joint”. Inflammation is characterised by swelling, stiffness, and pain; therapy is designed to counteract these effects of inflammation. We discuss this condition in greater detail.

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Bladder Infections in Pets ..

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 02/12/2016 Times Read: 2492 Comments 0
Bladder Infections in Pets ..

Bladder infections usually occur as bacteria normally living in and around the lower urinary tract ascend (go up) the urinary tracts through the urethra and infect the normally sterile bladder. Bacterial infections of the urinary tract will result in symptoms that include fever, backache, painful and frequent urination, lethargy, and blood in the urine. We discuss this topic in chief.

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Cancer in Pets ...

Posted By: Ockert Cameron Published: 30/11/2016 Times Read: 3216 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: 2370 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: 2919 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: 3034 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: 2328 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: 2374 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: 2497 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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