Epilepsy in Dogs

Seeing a seizure for the first time can be an alarming and frightening experience. They come on suddenly and usually with very little warning. Seizures can be divided into partial seizures and whole body seizures ( a partial seizure can also progress to a whole body...

Diabetes in Pets

What is Diabetes?   Diabetes mellitus ( Sugar diabetes) is essentially the inability off the body to regulate its blood glucose levels. This can be due to a lack of insulin in the body or because of an inability of the body to respond to insulin. Insulin is a...

Ear Infections in Dogs

Why do some dogs get ear infections and some don’t? Why are some dogs prone to recurrent infections and other dogs never seem to get an infection at all? In private practice we see infections of the ear canal on a daily basis. As many as 1 in 5 dogs presented at...

Kidney Failure in Cats

The kidneys perform many important functions in your cat’s body. They are responsible for the filtering of blood to remove body waste products from the blood-stream and excreting them in the urine. They are also responsible for regulating blood pressure and for...