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First Time Puppy Vaccines

Puppy Vaccines When? At about 8 weeks of age. What? Distemper            –   a virus which attacks the respiratory, gastro-intestinal and neurological systems Adenovirus          –   a virus which predominantly damages the liver Parvovirus            –   a virus which can cause severe damage to the small intestine Parainfluenza    –   a virus which damages the respiratory […]

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Heat Stroke in Pets

  WHAT IS IT? Elevated body temperature >41 C (106 F) and increased respiratory effort,without signs of infection or inflammation. Normal body temperature for a dog is 38.0 – 39.0 C (100.4 – 102.2 F)   HOW DOES IT HAPPEN? Heat dissipating mechanisms (evaporation from the surface of the tongue and panting) cannot keep pace […]

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Diets and Dog’s Hearts

Recently there has been a suggestion of a link with some dogs developing heart disease while eating some foods.  That’s a lot of variables at play. So let’s look at what we do know.

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