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Pancreatitis in Dogs

Pancreatitis in Dogs

What is the Pancreas? The pancreas is a glandular organ that sits underneath the stomach and the first part of the small intestine. The pancreas has two major roles: the release of digestive enzymes and the release of hormones (insulin and glucagon). What is...

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Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis

What is Leptospirosis Leptospirosis is an infectious disease that causes serious illness in dogs, other animals, and even people. The disease is caused by spiral-shaped bacteria called leptospires that live in water or warm, wet soil and is largely spread through rat...

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Parvovirus in Dogs

Parvovirus in Dogs

Canine parvovirus, commonly referred to as parvo, is extremely contagious and primarily impacts dogs who have not been properly vaccinated or are only partially vaccinated.

Symptoms include listlessness, vomiting, diarrhoea, and a loss of appetite.

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Ringworm.  What is it Really?

Ringworm. What is it Really?

Ringworm is not a worm but a skin infection caused by a group of fungi called dermatophytes. The scientific name for ringworm is dermatophytosis, or dermatomycosis.

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Pathology for Pets Explained 

Pathology for Pets Explained 

In this blog, Dr Elle Burton-Bradley demystifies clinical pathology, breaking it down into blood, urine and faecal testing and explains the use of cytology and laboratory procedures.

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