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Day by day we are all getting older and older. Our pets are no exception.

Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome is a scientific name for the condition commonly known as dementia. It may occur in any pet and typically affects older pets over 11 years of age. Unlucky ones can start showing symptoms as early as 6 years of age. Scientific literature states that more then 50% of dogs and cats will be affected with dementia. It tends to be progressive with over 50% of dogs getting worse after 12 months of being diagnosed.

Feline tooth resorption is a very common dental problem in cats. Over half of the cat population over 5 years of age will have at least one tooth affected. Abyssinian, Siamese and Persian cats seem to be having more problems than other breeds but any breed, including humble domestic short haired, can be affected.

At our Salisbury Park Hospital we see a large range of exotic pets. I have gathered  together the histories of some of these pets for the last 4-5 months to give you an insight into the types of exotic pets we see and  why they are brought to the clinic. I have included only reptiles, birds and water dwelling species for this analysis.  

Acupuncture is by definition the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body to achieve therapy and homeostasis (balance).  It is based on a holistic concept of diagnosis and treatment and the acknowledgement of the body's ability to repair itself.

Vets4Pets can show you how you can help your pet while still protecting your budget. Get help to manage your pets’ medical expenses and make sure they get the care they need, every time they need it.

Help your puppy learn obedience, tricks and how to get along with other dogs. Establish healthy behaviour and enjoy bonding with your pup as he or she grows in confidence in a vet practice environment. Find out why you really need to take your puppy to school?

Toilet training is one of the most common problems that every new dog owner has. The good news is that most of dogs will get toilet trained in their own time but the dog owner should not rely on this fact.

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 distinguished from urinating where a greater volume of liquid is deposited from a squatting position by both male and female cats.

If you're going away, Vets4Pets offers a ‘home away from home’ boarding service for your pet ensuring only the best quality accommodation and professional care for your dog, cat, bird, rabbit, amphibian or reptile in comfortable, secure and peaceful surroundings.

Our pets are living longer, just like us. As a result of living longer our pets experience different problems such as increased need for dental treatment and more old age diseases such as dementia and arthritis. Arthritis is a medical term which means inflammation of the joint. Osteoarthriritis is chronic arthritis often referred to as degenerative joint disease or DJD.

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