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My Collie is bumping into things and seems to have difficulty with its eye sight

My Collie is bumping into things and seems to have difficulty with its eye sight
Collie Eye Anomaly
What is Collie eye anomaly? Collie Eye Anomaly is an inherited condition affecting both eyes of many different Collie type breeds of dogs. Interesting to note, that not only Collie breeds are affected but also some other breeds. Affected breeds include Rough and Smooth Collies, the Shet...
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From Kitten to Cat

From Kitten to Cat
Kitten Behaviour
Tiny fuzz-balls of cuteness - the perfect description for every kitten. We cannot resist them creeping into our hearts.  You have brought your new kitten home and realise it is dependent on you for its every need. For the kitten, the world is huge, brand new and ...
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My cat has suddenly gone lame in her hindquarters and seems to be in a lot of pain

My cat has suddenly gone lame in her hindquarters and seems to be in a lot of pain
Feline Aortic Thromboembolism
What is Feline Aortic Thromboembolism? Feline Aortic Thromboembolism (ATE) is a condition in cats where a big blood clot settles and blocks the main artery (the aorta) running from the heart to the cat’s hind legs.  The clot typically settles near the pelvis, where...
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My cat's eyes are swollen and teary

My cat's eyes are swollen and teary
Conjunctivitis in Cats
What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the thin semi-transparent mucous membrane lining the inside of the eyelids, covering the third eyelid. This membrane attaches to the globe of the eye at the level of the sclera (...
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There is something wrong with my dog's eyes

There is something wrong with my dog's eyes
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca - Dry eye
What is “dry eye?” Keratocunjunctivitis Sicca (KCS) or dry eye as it is commonly known, is a condition found in humans and animals where the eyes do not produce enough tears or moisture for the eyeballs to stay moist and shiny. Which animals are...
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My dog has what looks like a red cherry stuck in the corner of its eye

My dog has what looks like a red cherry stuck in the corner of its eye
Cherry eyes in pets
Introduction to cherry eye A cherry eye is a non-life-threatening condition that o...
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My dog's nose seems to be all clogged up and hard and he is not well at all

My dog's nose seems to be all clogged up and hard and he is not well at all
Distemper in dogs
Following recent outbreaks of Distemper (Hondesiekte in Afrikaans) in Kwa Zulu Natal and Gauteng, it is important to have an u...
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My pet injured its eye!

My pet injured its eye!
Trauma to the eye- eyelids and cornea
Just like in people, the eye of a dog or cat is a delicate structure that can be affected by a huge number of different conditions. This article will cover trauma to the eyelids, third eyelid and cornea. Anatomy of dogs and cats eyes The eye of the dog and cat is very sim...
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The vet could not cure my pet!

The vet could not cure my pet!
Owner Compliance and the Role you as an Owner Play
First things first, there are always 3 parties to any veterinary consultation: The vet, the pet and the one often overlooked, the owner. For any veterinary treatment to be successful at least two of the three parties, namely the vet and the owner, are pivotal to the success of any intervention. A...
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My dog is really getting old

My dog is really getting old
Geriatric dogs - The senior years
Taking your elderly dog to the vet for an annual check-up can sometimes feel like a waste of time and a big inconvenience to the pet involved. The stress involved and the difficulty of transporting a big elderly dog, which is not so mobile anymore, may make you wonder if it is really necessary. T...
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