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Oral Health Care For 'Farm Furkids'

Oral Health Care For 'Farm Furkids'

During dental month we tend to focus on our domestic pets, but did you know that other animals such as alpacas, goats and sheep can also suffer from dental disease? Goats, sheep and alpacas do not have upper incisors, they have lower incisor teeth and an upper fleshy pad, they use their lips and teeth and tongue to pick up their feed, then chew it with their rear teeth.
August 14, 2019 0 Comments
Feline Resorptive Lesions

Feline Resorptive Lesions

Feline resorptive lesions are a dental issue we commonly see in our feline companions. It is a painful condition that affects over 50% of cats aged over 6 years. It occurs when cells called odontoclasts attack and destroy the external tooth exposing the sensitive structures below-  it is not known why this happens in some cats. Unlike periodontal disease which arises ...
August 5, 2019 0 Comments
Arthritis injections in dogs

Arthritis injections in dogs

Arthritis in dogs is usually targeted from a variety of angles. One of the common medications administered is a course of 'arthritis injection's'. So what are arthritis injections? Arthritis injections are disease modifying osteoarthritis drugs (DMOAD). They usually contain the medication pentosan polysulfate. Pentosan polysulfate has been shown to reduce ...
July 24, 2019 0 Comments
Making life comfy for your arthritic pet

Making life comfy for your arthritic pet

As the temperature drops the pain and stiffness caused by arthritis can intensify. Arthritis is described as inflammation of the joints generally caused by wearing or damage to the cartilage in the joint causing the bones to rub together. Ouch! It can be debilitating for even the toughest animals and becomes more common as they age- the sad reality is arthritis can be a ...
June 12, 2019 0 Comments
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