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Benefits of Female Guinea Pigs Sterilisation (Spay)

As our female guinea pigs (sows) age, they are faced with higher risks of reproductive diseases, most commonly affecting their ovaries and mammary glands (breasts). Some of these conditions can be life-threatening, and they can be prevented through early sterilisation.

How to syringe feed your rabbits 

Rabbits need to eat but if they are feeling unwell, they will be reluctant to do so. It is important to rule out that they are suffering from any intestinal blockage. Henceforth, please seek your veterinarian's advice before proceeding with syringe feeding.

SDMA blood testing for Cats & Dogs

Symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA) is an amino acid that is produced via breakdown of proteins by most cells in the body at a constant rate. It is primarily removed from the body by the kidneys and hence it can be used as a measurement of kidney function.

Otitis externa in dog and cats

Otitis externa, or inflammation of the external ear, is relatively common in dogs and cats. Causes include excess humidity/ water in the ear canal, ear mites, or it can be a manifestation of a more generalised skin problem such as allergies or atopic dermatitis. Clinical signs include redness of the skin of the ear flap or canal, itchiness, headshaking, odour, excessive ear discharge and pain when cleaning the ear.


Antibody Titre Testing in Dogs and Cats

Vaccination is likely to be the first thing that a pet owner would think of after getting a new pet.  It is one of the most effective ways to protect a dog or cat from some contagious and possibly fatal diseases. 

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the increase of pressure inside the eye. The eye is a fluid filled structure where the fluid is used to maintain eye shape and provide nourishment to the tissues in the eye. 


Wellness Consult

A wellness consult is a medical examination or check-up of an animal that is apparently healthy, as opposed to an examination of an ill animal. The focus of a wellness visit is to maintain optimal health.

Tube Feeding in Cats

Having a feeding tube placed in your cat can sound scary and you may be concerned if it is a necessary procedure. Cats can stop eating for days when they are sick or lose their appetite when they have a problem...

Elective Desexing (Sterilisation) in Rabbits

Elective desexing in rabbits is one of the most common procedures that owners of rabbits elect for (whether male or female). You may be wondering...

Dental Disease in Guinea Pigs

Dental disease is very common in guinea pigs that are presented to the vets. It is easy to miss the subtle early signs of disease and by the time you notice drooling...