Author Archives: andybbpet

Lymes Disease

I’ve spent the last 2 years managing and treating one of my dogs various health conditions and until recently hadn’t even considered lymes disease, why hadn’t I? Having never seen or found any evidence of ticks it never crossed my mind until a latest round of tests to see how she was progressing identified a […]

Kidney – Urine Stones & Crystals

Bladder stones start out small but over time can grow in number and/or size. Dogs or cats with bladder stones can typically have some or all of the following symptoms: Urinary accidents, Frequent attempts to urinate without producing much urine, Straining to urinate, Discoloured urine, Licking around the urinary opening, Bladder stones can cause a […]

Tear Stains

Short-nosed breeds can be prone to excessive tear stains because they often have shallow eye sockets or hair growth in skin folds around the eyes that can cause problems. Some breeds are more likely than other breeds to have blocked tear ducts which can cause excessive staining. One of the most common cause of staining […]

Probiotics & Prebiotics

Probiotics are live bacteria in yogurt, other dairy products and supplements in tablet form. Probiotics are often added to introduce good flora into the gut. While probiotics have been shown effective in managing certain gastrointestinal conditions, they do not have the same power that prebiotics do.Probiotics can be weakened by heat and stomach acid, rendering […]