Addisons Disease

What is addisons disease? Addisons disease or hypoadrenocorticism is a disease where an animals adrenal glands don't function properly. The adrenal glands produce a lot of the bodies hormones importa...
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Arthritis

What is Arthritis? Arthritis is a group of diseases affecting joints, such as elbows, spinal columns joints etc.   What are the forms of Arthritis? There are several forms of arthritis. The more c...
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Cushings Disease

What is Cushings disease? Cushings disease or hyperadrenocorticism is caused by overactive adrenal glands. The adrenal glands produce a lot of the bodies hormones important for normal bodily function...
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Diabetes in Dogs and Cats

What is Diabetes Mellitus? Diabetes Melitus comes in two varieties, Type I and Type II diabetes. Type I diabetes is characterised by very low levels of insulin secretion, or no insulin (a substance ...
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Epilepsy in Dogs

What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a syndrome where there are recurrent seizures. It can be caused by an inherited functional problem of the brain (idiopathic epilepsy) or can be the result of trauma to t...
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Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

What is Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)? FIV is a viral infection of cats. It is from the same family of viruses as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the cause of AIDS in humans. FIV is NOT con...
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Fractures

Bones and Fractures Our bones play a vital role in life and support each and every move we make. Even when we are asleep or resting our bones continue to support us. When bones are fractured they can...
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Hypothyroidism

What is the thyroid gland, and what does it do? The thyroid gland is one of the most important glands in the body. It is located in the neck near the windpipe and is composed of two lobes, one on eac...
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Kidney (Renal) Disease

What do Kidneys Do? The kidneys are important organs within the abdomen and receive about 20% of the blood supply from the heart. They filter the blood and excrete waste product into the urine. The k...
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Pancreatitis

What is Pancreatitis? This is inflammation of the pancreas due to overstimulation. The pancreas is a large gland that is responsible for producing the enzymes that help digest fats and protein. When ...
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Skin Disease

What is Skin Disease? Skin disease can usually be placed under 3 subheadings; infectious, allergic, toxic. Infectious and allergic dermatitis (literally inflamed skin) are the more common skin proble...
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Snake Bite

Armed with curiosity and natural hunting instincts it is not uncommon for our favourite four legged friends to cross paths with a snake. At this time of year, even city dogs and cats can have these en...
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Urinary Incontinence

What is Urinary Incontinence? Urinary Incontinence is the loss of voluntary control of urination. Incontinence is usually a failure in the mechanism of urine storage.   Who is affected? Incontinen...
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