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Bequia is my favourite Grenadine island. I have been visiting this island virtually every week for 20 years to conduct my Friday clinics. In my experi...
October 16, 2015
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Heart failure occurs when or as the heart is unable to properly circulate blood throughout the body and the heart becomes unable to meet increased dem...
October 9, 2015
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Whether you’ve had pet dogs for years or you’ve just adopted your first puppy, it can be very distressing when your dog won’t eat. There are a v...
October 2, 2015
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Continued from last week… What happens if a cat is infected with the FeLv (feline leukemia virus)? When we are exposed to a virus, such as a flu vir...
September 25, 2015
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1. Feline Leukemia Virus disease: Feline Leukemia virus infection was until recently, the most common fatal disease in cats. Because we can now protec...
September 18, 2015
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Q: What are vaccines? A: Vaccines are health products that trigger protective immune responses in pets and prepare them to fight future infections fro...
August 28, 2015
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Q: Can animals carry diseases I can catch? A: Yes, they can. Diseases passed from animals to humans are called “zoonotic” diseases. Q: Are the...
August 14, 2015
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Imagine being chained to a space of 6 ft x 6 ft for your entire life. Imagine there is nowhere to shelter from the elements, be it sun or rain, or at ...
July 10, 2015
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Hyperthermia is a term describing an elevation in body temperature. This increase typically occurs as a response to a trigger, such as inflammation in...
July 3, 2015
Hypothyroidism in dogs
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The thyroid gland is a paired gland found on either side of the trachea (wind pipe).The thyroid gland produces two types of hormones. Hypothyroidism i...
June 19, 2015
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(continued from last week) Separation Anxiety Barking There is also barking caused by separation anxiety, which often takes place as you prepare to le...
June 12, 2015
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Dogs bark for a variety of reasons, some good, some not so good. Sometimes barking may be a welcoming signal, other times a warning.{{more}} Some dogs...
June 5, 2015
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(Adapted from an article by “David the Dog man” from the Daily Mail) o A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. o Polar bears can smell a huma...
May 29, 2015
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Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease is a painful condition of the joints seen frequently in small animals, especially in older pets. Arthriti...
May 15, 2015
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Normally, the upper and lower eyelids close tightly, protecting the eye from damage and preventing tear evaporation. Entropion is the most common cong...
May 8, 2015
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An aural hematoma is a collection of blood within the cartilage plate of the ear, due to broken blood vessels. These hematomas occur as a result of he...
April 30, 2015
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Many people think that dogs and cats cannot live together, like the proverbial phrase “fighting like cats and dogs” and there is obviously som...
April 21, 2015
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Many of my clients would come into the clinic with a beautiful looking animal and say that they do not want to spend much on her because the animal is...
April 17, 2015
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Almost everyday in my practice, clients enquire about intestinal worms in dogs and cats. Some of the questions they ask are as follows: Can the worms ...
April 2, 2015
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“Cats have nine lives.” Cats’ agility, quickness and ability to land on their feet have kept this proverb around for a long time. Have you e...
March 27, 2015
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Yeasts are the spore-like forms of fungi; Malassezia dermatitis is a fungal infection of the skin. Yeast infections are itchy, crusty, and smelly. Oft...
March 20, 2015
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The pancreas is a pale pink glandular organ nestled just under the stomach. It has two functions: 1. The production of metabolic hormones (insulin and...
March 13, 2015
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Kittens: When owners bring their new kitten to the clinic, one of the first questions they ask is: Can you tell me how old is my kitten? The answer is...
February 27, 2015
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Cats are social animals, not always the solitary creatures as once thought, and the lack of appropriate socialization from 3-16 weeks of age may contr...
February 20, 2015
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Ascites is a medical definition depicting fluid accumulation in the abdomen. In a dog, it can have various underlying causes and it often indicates so...
January 30, 2015
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What is “cherry eye”? “Cherry eye” is a common term for prolapse of the third eyelid gland. Many mammals, including dogs, have an R...
January 16, 2015
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Urinary incontinence occurs when a house-trained dog loses control of his bladder. This can range in severity from occasional small urine leaks to ina...
January 9, 2015
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The anal sacs are located on either side of your pet’s anus, just under the skin, at about five and seven o’clock positions. They open to the outs...
January 2, 2015
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o Ensure that the size of your aquarium is adequate for the amount of and types of fishes you want to have. o Keep in mind that some aquarium fishes g...
December 19, 2014
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Many of us would walk or drive past a yard that has some really “Big Bad Dogs” and vow to have some just like those one day. Of course, if you...
December 12, 2014
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(Adapted from an article by “David the Dog man” from the Daily Mail) o A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out. o Polar bears can smell a huma...
December 5, 2014
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The animal was brought into the clinic with symptoms of attempting to pass urine/stool constantly. The owner thought that she might have been constipa...
November 28, 2014
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Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that affects many species of animals, as well as human beings. It occurs throughout the world. St Vincent and the...
November 21, 2014
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Imagine everyone is gathered together for a relaxing evening of snacks and television when gradually there is no way to avoid or ignore the odours bei...
November 14, 2014
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Continued from last week… Peritonitis Peritonitis is another possible cause of stomach swelling in dogs. This serious infection is usually caused by...
November 7, 2014
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Stomach swelling in dogs can be a life-threatening emergency, or it can be as simple as your dog eating too much. To keep your canine companion in goo...
October 31, 2014