Splenic Haemangiosarcoma (HSA). It is a form of cancer. This disease occurs in older dogs, often larger breeds, and can be insidious or dramatic in its presentation. If your dog is suspected of having HSA, removal of the tumour is usually the core of the treatment but combination with chemotherapy gives the best outlook.
Renal failure is the inability of the kidneys to perform their duties properly and as a result there are excessive levels of urea and nitrogenous waste products in the blood. Acute renal failure (ARF) occurs rapidly and is reversible when appropriately treated.
Resulting in the inability of the kidneys to perform their task for a long period of time Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) in dogs and cats usually occurs slowly and there is a chronic increase in urea and nitrogenous waste (uraemia) products with a lost ability to concentrate the urine leading to severe dehydration, which can be fatal.
A seizure is the result of uncontrolled electrical brain activity and is manifested as involuntary movement of the animal’s body. What causes seizures? How do you diagnose the cause of the seizure? Is there a treatment available?
Congestive heart failure (CHF) in dogs and cats is a failure of the heart to distribute an adequate amount of blood to the body.
Pets with infestations with intestinal worms are often seen in our small animal practices. While it does not cause too many problems to older animals, it can be life threatening in young ones. Intestinal worms can be transmitted from your pet to you and this is why this topic becomes very important.
Cushing’s disease occurs as a result of excessive production of cortisol in the animal’s body. Find out the causes, symtoms and treatment of Cushing's disease.
Dental disease can significantly reduce the lifespan of your animal companion. Vets4Pets recommends these simple steps to support a long and happy life.
A vaccine is a combination of disease causing microorganisms (or a part of it) mixed with a chemical substance which is called adjuvant and improves immune response to vaccine thus resulting in a biological product that improves resistance to a particular disease.
Diabetes occurs when there is lack of insulin or it is present in insufficient quantities. Insulin is produced in the pancreas and it facilitates entry of glucose into the cells. If insulin is not present the cells are starved for glucose and start using fat and proteins as a source of energy leading to the production of ketone bodies.