Dogs

Dogs

Dogs

Dental Care of Your Pet

By the age of three about 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have gum disease. The first thing that you might notice is that your pet  has persistent bad breath. If you notice a yellow and brown discoloration on the teeth and red, inflamed gums,  then dental disease is present. If you also notice what resembles a coating of moist and smelly concrete attached to the molar teeth, this is tartar and your pet is certainly going to be in pain.  If the tartar is not removed, pockets of pus appear along the gum line.

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Worms, Worms, Worms

 

We all know about the parasites that we can see on our pet dogs and cats like fleas and ticks. But we don’t often think about the parasites we can’t see, the worms that can live inside our pet’s intestines. Both cats and dogs have their own collection of worm species that live in the gut causing a variety of problems for the pet.

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FLEA SEASON APPROACHES

As the weeks become warmer, pet owners are faced with the problem of flea infestations. Fleas are hardy little creatures and are very successful breeders adapting to many environments. An adult female flea is continuously laying eggs throughout her life and can lay up to 600 in a lifetime.95% of the fleas life is spent off the host (cat or dog),only 5% is spent is spent on the pet.

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RAT & MOUSE BAIT POISONING

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Rat and mouse baits are very palatable to dogs and are often ingested by accident . This is becoming more common as mouse numbers build up and baiting increases. If ingestion  is suspected do not wait for symptoms to develop as early action is needed for  treatment to be successful. These baits are an anticoagulant and are very toxic to our pets. If the dog has only just ingested the poison vomiting should be induced, but still seek veterinary advice.

 

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Pesti Virus Steers

Here are some photos of some steers that are PI (Persitantly Infected) with Pestivirus.

They are 1/2 the size of the same aged steers in the mob

 

 

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