Old Pets Health Library
Pets age much faster than humans, and their risk of experiencing health problems increases every year.
Early diagnosis and treatment offers the best chance for successful management, which is why we strongly recommend that you bring your older pets over the age of seven in for a thorough physical examination and blood/urine screening test once a year.
Here you will find information about some of the neurological disorders that can occur in both dogs and cats. Read more about wobbler syndrome and seizures.
As our companion animals become older, you may start to notice the negative effects of osteoarthritis. Arthritis is a common condition causing inflammation, swelling, pain and discomfort in joints. There are many treatment options available to help control arthritis in our pets. If you think your pet may have osteoarthritis, please speak to your veterinarian. They can examine your animal, discuss your concerns, and work with you to put together a plan to help improve and manage the problems you are seeing.
INDOOR TOILETING PROBLEMS IN CATS Marking or toileting? Indoor marking behaviour can be confused with a breakdown in toileting behaviour. Territorial marking by urine spraying which usually occurs against vertical objects such as chairs or walls and can be...
Urinary incontinence in dogs can be very confronting and frustrating for dog owners. There are many causes ranging from physical problems resulting from injuries or illness to neurological problems, birth defects or old age.
Urinary problems such as Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disorder (FLUTD) and Blocked Bladder are common but life-threatening conditions in cats. Timely and accurate diagnosis and treatment by your Veterinarian is essential.
All animals and pets are at risk from poisons, toxins and venoms in and around our homes. Some of these substances may be naturally occurring, and may be non toxic to humans. Find out which plants, foods and other substances put our pets at risk.
Eye problems in pets include Glaucoma, Cataracts, Conjunctivitis, Corneal Ulcers and Dry Eye. As these conditions can be serious it is important to see your vet for accurate diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible.
Without a doubt de-sexing your pet prevents the unfortunate circumstances of unwanted kittens and puppies. It also carries many significant health benefits for your dog or cat. By de-sexing your pet you significantly decrease the risk of health problems.
Diabetes Mellitus What is Diabetes Mellitus? Diabetes Mellitus is a disease of the pancreas. Just like humans, dogs and cats can suffer from this disease, but more commonly it can be seen in older pets. In the pancreas there are beta cells that are...
Just like humans, dogs can experience degenerative cognitive dysfunction, commonly known as Canine Dementia. You may notice changes in responsiveness, disorientation and more.
Has your pet recently been diagnosed with Cushing’s disease? Sometimes it can be difficult to process the information your vet is telling you after they’ve given you the news about your beloved furry friend. To understand this condition better, please read on.
Most of us know that the average pet ages the equivalent of approximately 5-7 human years every 12 months. As our pets age, the risk of health problems increases year by year. Diagnosis and early treatment offers the best chance for successful management.
Kidney disease, whether acute or chronic, is common in both dogs and cats, especially those reaching their senior years. Timely and accurate diagnosis and management by your veterinarian is essential.
Joint problems mainly occur in dogs, but some large breads of cats may also suffer. This article explores the causes, diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis, cruciate ligament rupture, hip dysplasia and medial luxating patella in pets.