Category: Common diseases

Kidney Disease
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Kidney Disease

The kidneys are complex organs that serve many important purposes, including maintaining blood pH and electrolytes, releasing enzymes that assist bodily functions, and filtering waste from the blood in the form of urine. Like humans, animals can survive with one – but not no – functioning kidney. When the kidneys are not functioning correctly, it...

Zoonotic disease
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Zoonotic disease

What is zoonotic disease? Zoonotic disease, or zoonoses, are diseases or infections that can pass between humans and animals, and can be serious conditions. Examples include salmonellosis, avian flu, Hendra virus, leptospirosis, rabies and lyssavirus. Why should I know zoonotic disease? Knowing what conditions to be on the lookout for can help keep both you...

Parvovirus
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Parvovirus

Much like humans, our pets can often fall into the trap of becoming a little larger around the middle than is desirable. Although

Arthritis in pets
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Arthritis in pets

Much like humans, our pets can often fall into the trap of becoming a little larger around the middle than is desirable. Although

Sydney Leptospirosis Outbreak – Is your pet at Risk?
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Sydney Leptospirosis Outbreak – Is your pet at Risk?

I’m sure some of you might have heard or seen the recent news articles about the deadly bacterial disease outbreak, leptospirosis, in Sydney. Over the past few weeks, Dr Joe and Dr Katy, have been keeping up-to-date with the reports and wanted to ease any uncertainty you might have. The information: 6 confirmed cases of Leptospirosis...

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