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This resource can be used to find out about common conditions with your pet and what you can do to prevent or treat them.
Living with an epileptic dog
If your dog has recently been diagnosed as having epilepsy you may be concerned about the future...
Epilepsy treatment with Epiphen
Initial investigations into the cause of seizures in dogs generally involves taking blood samples and in some cases these may need to be performed with your dog hospitalised for the day...
Factsheet About Epilepsy
If you have witnessed your dog having a seizure (convulsion), you will know how frightening it can be...
Hypothyroidism is a generalized metabolic disease resulting from deficiency of the thyroid hormones levothyroxine (T4) and liothyronine (T3).
Hyperthyroidsim occurs when the thyroid gland overproduces thyroid hormones. An excess of thyroid hormone affects the function of virtually every organ system in the body.
Cushing’s syndrome occurs in dogs that are producing excessive amounts of cortisol which is important in helping to regulate the body’s metabolism.
Feline panleucopaenia is a very serious disease of cats which carries a high risk of mortality especially in young cats and kittens.
Feline Leukaemia Virus
Feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) is associated with the occurrence of tumours and anaemia in cats but also causes disease by suppressing the cat's immune system.
Cat flu remains is a common disease, despite the important contribution made by vaccines. The disease can vary in severity, but kittens are particularly at risk and entire litters have been known to die soon after contracting it.
Canine parvovirus is a contagious virus affecting dogs. The disease is highly infectious and is spread from dog to dog by physical contact and contact with faeces.
Leptospirosis is a contagious disease affecting both animals and humans. In humans it is more commonly known as Weil`s disease.
Kennel cough is a highly contagious illness characterized by inflammation of the upper respiratory system.
Infectious canine hepatitis
Infectious canine hepatitis is a disease of the liver and other organs caused by canine adenovirus type 1 (CAV-1).
Canine distemper is a contagious, incurable and often fatal disease that affects the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and central nervous systems. Distemper is caused by the canine distemper virus (CDV).
Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD)
Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD) is a very serious infectious disease that can affect rabbits. Unfortunately, there is no cure once a rabbit is infected.
Myxomatosis is caused by the myxoma virus, a type of pox virus that only affects rabbits.
Osteoarthritis (OA)—the most common form of arthritis in both people and dogs—is a painful, degenerative disease that affects highly movable joints. The weight-bearing joints, such as the hips, elbows and stifles (knees) of dogs, are the most susceptible to this debilitating condition. Dogs suffering from the everyday pain of OA may have difficulty jumping onto your bed, climbing stairs, even getting in and out of the car. Often the signs of osteoarthritis are mistaken for old age.