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Dermatology: Anal Gland Disease

Impacted Anal Glands What Are Anal Sacs? Anal sacs are a set of glands that are just under the skin near your pet’s anus. The two glands are located at the 4 and 8 o’clock positions just inside the entrance of the anus. The anal sacs fill with a foul-smelling fluid that is normally expressed through a tiny duct when animals pass stools. Animals may use their

Dermatology: Hairy Ears – To Pluck or Not to Pluck?

Hairy Ears – To Pluck or Not to Pluck? Did You Know? Epithelial migration is a process of self-cleaning and repair mechanism of the ear canals and ear drums. During epithelial migration, the old cells within the ear are gradually transported from deep within the ear canals (near the ear

Dermatology: Itchy Skin in Dogs

He Won’t Stop Itching! An Owner’s Guide to Itchy Skin in Dogs Itchy skin can happen for a number of reasons in dogs ranging from flea bites, to allergies, to infections. As the skin’s normal reaction to most causes of itchy skin is to become pink/red, with or without a rash, it makes diagnosing the exact cause at home particularly difficult. Whilst we recommend consu

Endocrinology: Canine Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs What Is Diabetes Mellitus? Diabetes mellitus is an illness that arises due to the body’s inability to either make or use insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced and released by specialised cells in the pancreas. Insulin allows the body’s cells to uptake su

Endocrinology: Feline Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus in Cats: A Guide to Treatment at Home What is Diabetes Mellitus? Diabetes mellitus is caused by a decreased ability by the body to provide enough insulin, a hormone that is made by the pancreas. Insulin moves glucose (sugar) fro

Endocrinology: Feline Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism in Cats What are the thyroid glands? The thyroid glands are located in the neck and play a vital role in regulating the body's metabolism. Hyperthyroidism is a disorder characterised by the overproduction of thyroid hormone and a subsequent increase in the pet's metabolism. This is a commonly-diagnosed condition in older cats. Although the thyroid gland enlar
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  • Endocrinology: Feline Diabetes Mellitus
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  • End-of-Life Care: When to Consider Euthanasia
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