Birds have learnt to hide signs of illness in order to survive. This instinct, known as the masking phenomenon, is just as strong in pet birds as it is in wild birds. Learn how to recognise the early warning signs.
Hand-feeding baby birds is only a substitute for parent-raised birds but it does have certain advantages. The hand-raised baby usually makes a better pet as it has been completely socialised with humans.
A luxated patella is where the kneecap slips out of its normal position in the knee joint. Some pets are prone to a patellar luxation because they have a shallow groove, or no groove at all, where the kneecap normally sits.
Do your dog a favour! Desexed dogs live longer and healthier lives.
Are you having trouble getting your dog to do what you want? By following a few simple strategies, your dog will soon be a canine Einstein.
Acute pancreatitis is a painful and serious condition that can occur very suddenly. The cause is unknown but it is seen more frequently in middle-aged dogs that are overweight and often follows a high fat meal.
Lower urinary tract disease is a common problem in cats which can lead to house-soiling, but careful nutritional management can help prevent the disease and aid in its treatment.
Aggression towards people is very common with pet birds. How do you solve it?
It is very desirable to have a tame, affectionate and interactive bird as a family pet. Some birds can be more difficult to befriend than others but the ultimate goal is to earn the bird’s trust and respect.
Chronic renal disease (CRD) is a common condition that can affect all breeds of dogs and cats. The mean age at diagnosis is about 7 years in dogs and 9 years in cats.