What is Pyometra? Pyometra is an infection of the uterus. This infection causes pus to build up in the uterus and often causes an abnormal distension. How do they come about? Repeated hormonal changes as part of the normal oestrus cycle leads to repeated exposure to progesterone and oestrogen. This leads to increased thickening of […]


Lily intoxication in cats can lead to permanent, irreversible kidney damage, resulting in death. Please be mindful of the dangers and keep your furbies safely away from Lilies!   Which parts of the Lily are dangerous? All parts of the Lily are poisonous; this includes the leaves, flowers and stem.   What clinical signs are […]


Tick Fever What are Ticks and Why do We have to Worry?  Figure 1: Brown Dog Tick  Ticks are external parasites that feed on the blood of our furry companions. These bugs tend to stay around the head, neck, ears and feet area. However in severe infestations, they can be found all over the body. […]


BLADDER STONES  What are bladder stones? Bladder stones, or more correctly called uroliths, are stones made up of minerals that form in the urinary bladder. They may occur as a large single stone or as collections of smaller stones. How do bladder stones form? There is a combination of reasons why bladder stones can form. […]

Bloody diarrhoea is a typical clinical symptom in parvo infections.

What is Canine Parvovirus (CPV)? CPV is a highly contagious viral infection that spreads via direct or indirect contact with an infected dog’s faeces, saliva or vomitus. Susceptible dogs are infected after ingesting the viral particles. Following infection, the virus typically incubates for a period of 5-14 days, before an infected patient begins showing clinical […]