Adopting a Dog

Whatever it is, that has inspired you to consider adopting a dog, it is a journey you will never regret or forget. Dogs are amazing animals who give us unconditional love, who always seem to sense when we need some extra TLC and who can fill our days with laughter and...

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...

Pancreatitis in Dogs

The pancreas is a small organ that lies close to the gastrointestinal tract, the liver and the kidneys. Its produces digestive enzymes and is very important in the regulation of glucose in the body, as it produces insulin.   Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the...

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...