Pet obesity is a genuine epidemic - some studies suggest that as many as 50% of ALL dogs in the UK and USA are overweight or obese. We see similar problems here in the UAE, and vets from across the world are increasingly seeing obesity as the most common type of malnutrition in pets.
Old pets have usually been with us for a long time - they’ve shared our lives through thick and thin. As a result, they deserve a comfortable retirement! However, as animals (like people) get older, their medical needs change, sometimes quite dramatically. As a result, regular “check-ups” are even more important than in a young, healthy adult - or even a puppy or kitten.
According to some studies, as many as 80% of cats and dogs over 3 years old suffer from dental disease. While we can usually treat this at the clinic, we have the all the specialized equipment to provide top notch treatment for dental disease.
Until recently, the tech industry hadn’t really turned its attention to pets… but that’s rapidly changing!
In this blog, we’re going to look at 5 gadgets that can help you entertain, exercise, track, follow or feed your pet… and at a couple of “epic fails”, gadgets that looked like a great idea but were fundamentally flawed...
There are a number of different reasons for a cat to stop grooming themselves; some are medical, someare behavioural, and some are just due to age. However, often this is the first sign that something’s wrong with them, so it’s important to get them checked out by one of our vets.
Many pets dislike loud noises; however, for some this is far more profound and results in a noise-phobia: a pathological fear of loud bangs. Add to this the unfamiliar flashes in the sky and the rising excitement among the human members of the family, whether it’s national day, New Year's Eve or Eid, the celebrations can be a “perfect storm” for a nervous dog or cat....
You may have seen that on our “practice facilities” page we boast about our anaesthetic monitoring equipment – capnograph, blood pressure monitoring, pulseox and our new multiparameter monitor. These are tools for helping us to keep your pet safe while they’re asleep under an anaesthetic, so in this blog we’re going to look at them in more detail.
Learn about Parvoviruses. What they are, what they do and how you can prevent them as a pet owner.
Socialising a new dog is so important for a healthy development. Here's why!
Getting "The snip" can sometimes be a hard decision for dog owners. Here are a few reason why vets recommend you do it!
Choosing when to let go of a beloved pet is one of the hardest thing to do. This is to help with the decision making process.
Is your cat throwing up? Find out what it could possibly means and how it can be treated
Yes, like all animals cats can (and do!) develop allergic reactions. Most commonly, these affect the skin, but sometimes other parts of the body can also be affected.
Did you know that dogs are at much higher risk in hot weather than humans are? As a result, they can easily suffer heatstroke in hot weather, becoming ill or even dying from overheating.
Is there any chance your cat has arthritis? They don’t show the same symptoms as dogs (or people) with the condition and it can be much harder to recognise - but it’s just as painful and debilitating. This blog aims to bring you up to speed on what may be the most underdiagnosed cause of feline suffering!
Do you really know what a veterinary nurse does? Although the veterinary nursing profession is working hard to educate the pet owning public about what the job entails, there is much work to be done still. Vet nurses are often asked when they’ll be a qualified vet, a question which can be frustrating but one that is born out of a lack of knowledge about veterinary nursing as a profession in its own right. Because veterinary nursing is just that, a profession of well qualified, highly skilled individuals, whose role in veterinary practice is vital and very different to that of a veterinary surgeon.
Starting to open windows and balconies to let the fresher air in? Make sure the outdoor space your cat has access to is safe.
Cats that fall from great heights are said to suffer from High Rise Syndrome. This can range from a few scratches and bruises, if your pet is lucky, to severe head injuries, broken paws and in some cases, death.
2015 got your pet looking a little plump around the stomach? Get them into USVC Weight Loss Clinics. Overweight pets are unhealthy pets and are prone to more health problems with age. Take part in January's offer with up to 20% discounts on diet food. #january #fatpet
Mid November to December 15th you can win prizes!
25% off all dental procedures | Free dental checks with goodie bags | Buy a bag of Dental Food & get 30% off the next bag
Now you can see exactly what we do and the happenings inside the Umm Suqeim Veterinary Centre.