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Osteoarthritis in dogs

Osteoarthritis results from deterioration of joint cartilage and leads to inflammation, pain and lameness.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Is pet grief real?

For some pet owners, the loss of such a close relationship can be devastating.  Here's why pet grief should be validated.

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category Pet Loss Support

How will I know when it’s time to euthanise my pet?

The hardest part of owning a pet is deciding when it’s time to euthanise your pet, but this can be a gift of love.

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category Quality of Life Support

Diabetes in cats

Most cats with well-controlled diabetes can live a good quality of life.

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category Common Cat Diseases

Diabetes in dogs

Dogs with well-controlled diabetes can have a good quality of life and a normal life expectancy.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Osteoarthritis in cats

Osteoarthritis results from deterioration of joint cartilage and leads to inflammation, pain and lameness.

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category Common Cat Diseases

Non-cancerous masses and tumours in dogs

A non-cancerous mass or tumour is an abnormal growth of cells that does not display cancer characteristics.

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category Common Dog Diseases

When a pet dies what do I do?

We explain what to do when a pet dies and what options are available to bury or cremate your companion animal.

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category Pet Loss Support

Dog euthanasia at home vs in-clinic 

Dog euthanasia at home can provide a peaceful passing in your pet’s most comfortable environment. Pros and cons.

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Non-Cancerous masses and tumours in cats

Non-cancerous (benign) tumours in cats can arise from many cell types and occur anywhere in the body.

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category Common Cat Diseases

What happens at a home pet euthanasia appointment?

Understanding what happens at a home pet euthanasia appointment can help you prepare to say goodbye.

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category Quality of Life Support

Dog Cremation and what to expect

If you are considering a dog cremation to farewell your beloved pooch, here’s what to expect in five steps.

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5 pet memorial ideas to honour your pet's life

Pet memorial ideas to help you feel connected to a special furry friend who has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

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category Pet Loss Support

Liver disease in cats

Causes of liver disease in cats include anorexia, inflammation, infections, parasites, toxins, medication side-effects and cancer.

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Inflammatory bowel disease in cats

Inflammatory bowel disease most commonly occurs in middle-aged to older cats.

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Hyperthyroidism in cats

If your pet is suddenly losing weight, hyperthyroidism could be an underlying condition.

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Chronic kidney disease in cats

Kidney disease interferes with your cat’s ability to eliminate wastes. Early detection can allow for a good quality of life.

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Hepatic lipidosis or ‘fatty liver disease’ in cats

Hepatic lipidosis or ‘fatty liver disease’, is the most common, potentially lethal liver disease in cats. 

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Vestibular syndrome in cats

Vestibular syndrome interferes with balance and coordination.

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category Common Cat Diseases

Seizures in cats

A seizure is a sudden electrical disturbance in the brain. A focal seizure affects only part of the brain.

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Brain tumours in cats

A brain tumour is an abnormal growth of cells in the brain.

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Transitional cell carcinoma in cats

Transitional cell carcinoma is an invasive, malignant cancer of the cells lining the urinary system.

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Feline lower urinary tract disease

Feline lower urinary tract disease refers to a variety of conditions that result in pain and inflammation.

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Heart disease in cats

Heart disease refers to any condition that impairs the heart’s ability to circulate blood through the body. 

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category Common Cat Diseases

Lung tumours in cats

Primary tumours that originate in the lungs are rare in cats.

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category Common Cat Diseases

Oral tumours in cats

An oral tumour is an abnormal growth of cells in the mouth. Many cases in cats are squamous cell carcinoma.

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Nasal tumours in cats

A nasal tumour is an uncontrolled growth of cells on the nose surface or in the nasal cavity. In cats, most are malignant.

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Mast cell tumours in cats

A mast cell tumour is an abnormal growth of mast cells and can be found in a cat’s skin, spleen, or intestines.

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Lymphoma in cats

Lymphoma is a cancer of the immune system. In cats, it can affect lymph nodes, chest, kidneys or gastrointestinal tract.

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Seizures in dogs

A generalised seizure, which is more common in dogs, affects the entire brain and includes loss of consciousness.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Liver disease in dogs

Causes of liver disease in dogs include infections, ageing, medication side-effects, inflammation and cancer.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Brain tumours in Dogs

Tumours of any kind can cause brain injury from compression, inflammation, infiltration, and oedema.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Immune-mediated hemolytic anaemia in dogs

Immune-mediated hemolytic anaemia (IMHA) is where the immune system attacks and destroys the body’s own red blood cells.

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Addison’s disease in dogs

Addison’s disease primarily affects young to middle-aged dogs. Symptoms can be vague until a dog is quite ill.

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Cognitive dysfunction in dogs

Signs of cognitive dysfunction in dogs are often mistaken for normal ageing changes.

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Degenerative myelopathy in dogs

Degenerative myelopathy is a non-painful condition that affects the spinal cord, impairing a dog’s ability to walk.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Hemangiosarcoma in dogs

Hemangiosarcoma is an aggressive blood vessel cancer that causes tumours on the spleen, liver or heart.

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Cushing's syndrome in dogs

Cushing’s syndrome is an excess of the hormone cortisol duer to pituitary or adrenal gland tumour, or steroid medication.

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Lung tumours in dogs

Causes of liver disease include infections, ageing, genetic factors, toxins, medication side-effects, inflammation, gallbladder disease, immune-mediated or metabolic disorders and cancer.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Heart disease in dogs

Heart disease refers to any condition that impairs the heart’s ability to circulate blood through the body. 

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category Common Dog Diseases

Inflammatory bowel disease in dogs

With appropriate treatment, most dogs with inflammatory bowel disease can live healthy, comfortable lives.

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Oral tumour in dogs

An oral tumor is an abnormal growth of cells in the mouth. Melanomas are prone to spread to other organs.

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Osteosarcoma in dogs

Osteosarcoma is an aggressive bone cancer that typically occurs in the limbs, and can spread to other organs.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Laryngeal paralysis in dogs

Laryngeal paralysis often has no identifiable cause, but especially affects certain breeds.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Intervertebral disc disease in dogs

In dogs, intervertebral disc disease can occur with a sudden disc rupture or slow compression of the spinal cord.

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Nasal tumours in dogs

A nasal tumour is an uncontrolled growth of cells on the nose or in the nasal cavity. 

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category Common Dog Diseases

Elbow and hip dysplasia in dogs

Elbow or hip dysplasia is often inherited, but early repetitive exercise and spaying may affect joint development.

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Vestibular syndrome in dogs

Vestibular syndrome interferes with a dog’s balance and coordination. 

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category Common Dog Diseases

Lymphoma in dogs

Lymphoma is a cancer of the immune system that can affect the lymph nodes, gastrointestinal tract, skin and organs.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Transitional cell carcinoma in dogs

Lethargy can be a sign or transitional cell carcinoma in dogs

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category Common Dog Diseases

Mast cell tumours in dogs

The prognosis of a dog with mast cell tumour depends on the location and grade of their tumour.

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category Common Dog Diseases

Chronic kidney disease in dogs

If chronic kidney disease is caught early, the dog can have a good quality of life for several years.

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How to know when its time to say goodbye to a pet

A pet’s final days should not be the worst days of their life. Here's how you can help identify when it's time to say goodbye.

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category Quality of Life Support

Pets and Pain: is my pet suffering?

When a pet is in pain, it can be hard for owners to understand that they are suffering. Here are some things to look for.

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How to support children with the loss of a pet

The loss of a pet might be a child's first experience with death. Here's how you can help them through the difficult time.

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Supporting those grieving a pet

If pet loss isn’t properly acknowledged, individuals may fear rejection or ridicule.

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Coping with pet grief

Pet owners may experience grief that parallels that of losing a significant human connection. Here are some tips to help.

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6 tips for a good relationship with your pet's vet

Building a good relationship with your pet’s vet is a two-way street. Here's how to ensure you are on the same page.

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Dog cremation vs burial: What's better for my pet?

We weigh up the pros and cons of dog cremation vs burial to help you decide the best option to say goodbye to your pet.

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Dog euthanasia: What happens during euthanasia for dogs?

What happens during euthanasia for dogs and what to expect from a dog euthanasia at home.

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Putting a dog down: 6 things to consider

Considering the right time for putting a dog down is one of the hardest decisions pet owners face. This checklist may help.

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Dog euthanasia cost and what to expect

Many factors determine dog euthanasia cost - from the length of appointment time, to call-out fees. We explain these in this article.

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How to know when it's time to put a dog down

Knowing when it's time to put a dog down can be tough. Here's what to look for when considering putting a dog down.

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6 benefits of dog cremation

Dog cremation has many benefits in providing comfort after a pet has been put to sleep. Here's six.

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Is dog cremation expensive? Dog cremation cost explained

Before your canine companion crosses the Rainbow Bridge, it’s helpful to be prepared for the dog cremation cost.

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9 pet memorial ideas to create a FUR-ever memory

We put together this list of some heart-warming pet memorial activities to do with your fur child before they pass.

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