Overbreeding: A Major Animal Welfare Issue

Overbreeding: A Major Animal Welfare Issue

Overbreeding involves breeding an animal more than its body can safely handle resulting in detrimental health effects to the mother and her puppies as well as the overpopulation and subsequent euthanasia of many unwanted companion animals every year. The Health...
Diabetes in Pets: Symptoms, Treatments & Complications

Diabetes in Pets: Symptoms, Treatments & Complications

Diabetes is a disease that most people have heard of but not a lot of people know that our pets can also become diabetic and it is actually a common illness that we treat. What is diabetes? Diabetes is caused by an abnormality in the way our bodies use sugar. The...
How to Care for a Senior Pet

How to Care for a Senior Pet

Getting old is something nobody wants to think about. For us humans it brings thoughts of wrinkles, memory loss and new aches and pains. Unfortunately, it’s a necessary evil for us and also for our pets. Our pets seem to hide ageing better so it’s sometimes hard...
The Myth of the Wet Nose

The Myth of the Wet Nose

“A wet nose means my dog is healthy” – FALSE This is a common misconception originating from the time when there was a high prevalence of the deadly virus Canine Distemper (which we now vaccinate against). One of the clinical signs of this virus was a thickening of...
Pet Eye Health – Keep an eye out for these!

Pet Eye Health – Keep an eye out for these!

Eye issues are something that may not seem like an emergency when they first show up in our pets. We’ve all noticed a bit more discharge in the corner of the eye here and there, or our pets rubbing at their peepers more than usual. It is best to pay close attention...
Ethylene Glycol – A fatal ingredient for your pet

Ethylene Glycol – A fatal ingredient for your pet

Antifreeze, brake fluid and vehicle cooling system ingredients… what do they have in common? A FATAL ingredient for your pet. Have you ever heard of Ethylene Glycol? At Animal Emergency Service, we are far too familiar with the name and it literally makes our heart...