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End-of-Life Care: Explaining to Children About Pet Euthanasia

Explaining to Children about Euthanasia of a Pet Use age-appropriate terms and avoid euphemisms The finality of death is a difficult concept, especially for children under the age of 5 or so. It is best to talk in honest terms, at an appropriate level of detail for the child's age. Very small children need to know that this is final - the pet isn't going to

End-of-Life Care: When to Consider Euthanasia

When to Consider Euthanasia What is Euthanasia? Euthanasia is the humane termination of life. There are times where veterinary science has exhausted all of its capabilities and euthanasia is the only way to alleviate an animal from suffering. The decision regarding when to euthanise is fraught with medical, financial, ethical, religious, moral and sometimes

Gastrointestinal: Diarrhoea in Pets

Diarrhoea in Cats and Dogs Possible Causes There are several possible causes of diarrhoea. One way of classifying the diarrhoea is to categorise this as primary gastrointestinal, or extra-gastrointestinal. Primary gastrointestinal diarrhoea indicates that the diarrhoea is caused by an abnormality within the gastrointestinal tract. Primary gastrointestinal diarrhoea

Oncology: Coping with Cancer

Coping with Cancer What You Need to Know Cancer is extremely common in pets. While a diagnosis of cancer in a beloved pet can be devastating, it is equally important for owners to realise that many forms of cancer can be successfully treated or managed to provide the pet with an excellent quality of life. It is also important to realise that in pets, just as

Oncology: Mast Cell Tumours

Mast Cell Tumours in Pets What are mast cell tumours? Mast cells are normally found throughout the body and are often involved in functions such as inflammatory and allergic reactions. Mast cell tumours (MCT) are the cancerous proliferation of mast cells at a particular site/s of the body. At present, no one knows exactly what causes normal mast cells to transform and develo

Preventative Medicine: 10 Myths About Fleas

10 Myths About Fleas Do you know the truth behind these myths? You can also download a copy of this article
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