Do You Know the Signs of Xylitol Poisoning in Dogs?
Xylitol seems to be popping up in more and more products lately and for good reason. It’s a natural sweetener with a lower glycaemic index than sugar and is considered to have antibacterial properties. It’s often found in baked goods, gum and toothpaste. You may also notice it as an ingredient in sugar-free or low-sugar sweets that are marketed toward diabetics. Xylitol is, however, not good for dogs. In fact, it’s poisonous to dogs and can cause them to experience liver failure as a result of causing a rapid drop in their blood sugar levels.…Read More »
Why Your Cat or Dog Needs a Regular Dental Check-Up
You are probably well aware that you need to see a dentist regularly. However, you may not realise that the same is true of your pet. An annual check-up for your dog or cat is a vital part of its health care. Here are some reasons why. Prevention Firstly, cats and dogs can be subject to the same kinds of dental problems that afflict humans. Dogs and cats can experience a build-up of plaque and tartar that can attack the tooth and lead to tooth decay, which may need surgery to fix.…Read More »
Three Signs Your Pets Diet Might Be Causing Those Trips To The Veterinary Hospital
While no one intentionally gives their pet bad food, it is an easy mistake to make when there are so many variants on the supermarket shelves. It is easy to assume that all pet food is the same, and, therefore, choose an option on the cheaper side. However, cheap pet food can have expensive consequences in the long term. If you are continually having to take your pet to the nearest veterinary hospital, then it might be because of the food you are feeding them.…Read More »