Unfortunately, liver disease in dogs is more common than you might expect, accounting for up to 12% of deaths. The problem with liver disease (chronic hepatitis) is that the exact cause often goes unknown due to the fact there are a large number of possible causes.
Like their human companions, dogs and cats can suffer from a number of oral health conditions that lead to discomfort and pain. Unfortunately, animal dental care often goes neglected. A recent study by the American Animal Hospital Association found that roughly two-thirds of pet owners do not provide the essential
Hermit crabs are highly social animals that make for a great family or class pet. They can easily be handled and would be fun to watch as they explore their habitat and interact with other hermit crabs. The nocturnal animals require little maintenance, are non-aggressive and hypoallergenic. About the Hermit
Stress can often go unnoticed in dogs until it starts to manifest itself as ‘anxiety disorders’. Stress can lead to the development of a number of such disorders, whether it is stress related weight-loss, destructive behaviour, self-trauma (excessive licking or biting) or even aggression.
All this week, we here at PetSci are going to be raising awareness of canine stress. Just like us, dogs too can suffer from stress and stress can unfortunately cause some negative effects. In some mild to moderate cases, stress can go unnoticed in dogs (although you’re probably going to
Veterinarian, Simon Thomas recently wrote to the Veterinary Record to warn of an great increase in the number of ferrets being diagnosed with canine distemper in the UK. Over 300 cases of canine distemper have now been reported in ferrets since October 2011 and with no licensed vaccine available many
Walking your dog at night can bring with it a number of hazards. When night falls it can be difficult to see you and your dog! Drivers, cyclists and other people may all struggle to see you in the darkness of night, potentially putting you at risk.
Getting a good photo of your dog can be difficult, let’s face it, more often than not, it’s like they are actually avoiding being angelic on purpose. Pet photography can be that difficult, there’s even books on it!. Now imagine trying to take photo of your dog underwater. Actually getting
I dropped my chocolate bar and the dog ate it! Should I be concerned? We’ve heard the warnings of how bad chocolate is for dogs, but how much is too much and what are the signs of chocolate poisoning? Can Fido have a bite of my chocolate chip cookie? Well
Novartis, a previously well-respected leader in the pharmaceutical industry, has recently endured major problems at a major manufacturing plant in Nebraska. Shocking discoveries by the FDA, in regards to quality lead to the closure of the factory, which voluntarily stopped production in December.