Arthritis in Dogs

Osteoarthritis or arthritis is a disease involving the deterioration of the cartilage which sits between bones, in the joint space where they meet. The cartilage’s role is to aid movement and absorb the forces which travel down the bones. It cushions the impact of the forces on the bones, and absorbs pressure, meaning your pet …

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Feeding your Rabbits

Pocket pets such as guinea pigs and rabbits are an 8 – 10 year commitment and require as much attention as dog and cats do. A consistent and well-balanced diet are essential as they are more prone to dental and gastrointestinal diseases. Rabbits and guinea pigs make good pets for both adults and children however …

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Colic in Horses

The term “colic” strikes fear among horse owners. Colic is not a disease, but rather a generic term that refers to a combination of signs that alert us to abdominal pain in the horse, which may be due to an accumulation of gas, fluid or feed. The severity of colic can range from mild to …

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Immunity and Colostrum

70% of all immune cells are located in the gut.1 These cells protect the body from invading pathogens and support the overall good health of the pet. Supporting gut health is critical for puppies and kittens when their immune systems are still maturing, and there are also benefits for adult pets. Supporting the developing immune …

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Feeding the Senior Horse

Defining the “nutritionally senior” horse. The nutritional management of the senior horse is challenging as there are no set criteria that define “old age” or the “senior” horse.  The nutrient requirements of senior horses differ from other classes of horses because of the changes in metabolic and digestive efficiency that accompany the aging process. The …

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