Hip Dysplasia Part 1 – What it is and what causes it.

Hip dysplasia is a common condition in dogs. It predominantly affects larger breeds of dog and is particularly common in German Shepherds, Labrador retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers, Great Danes and St Bernards. However, any breed of dog and even cats can be affected. To fully understand it we must first consider the normal hip joint. …

Chocolate and dogs don’t mix

Everyone loves a treat. And more often than not, a treat will include chocolate in some form or another. Chocolate is a luxury that we discover as children and we continue to enjoy throughout our lives. And as any dog owner will attest, man’s best friend loves a treat too. Whether it is a reward …

Animal CanCare Support Group: An introduction to cancer

Cancer is correctly termed a malignant neoplasm. A neoplasm is an abnormal proliferation of cells. A malignant neoplasm is a group of cells that undergo uncontrolled growth, invade and destroy the surrounding tissues and metastasize (spread to distant sites in the body). In all animals, new cells are constantly being made to replace old and …