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Pancrea-what?

December 13, 2017 Heather Murphy

Pancreatitis - what it is and what causes it.  A little known fact that EVERY pet parent needs to know! Christmas is a time when we eat lots of foods and rich foods.  Eating leftovers is the symbol of Boxing Day!  Which are generally all-good for us humans but not so good for our pets. As it is the Christmas season, I wanted to bring to your attention the dangers of certain types of foods to our pets. This is not about the usual chocolate and grapes but something far more serious that can be fatal. Met Mia – the...


Choked up on treats - 4 symptoms to look for

February 20, 2016 Heather Murphy

I was sitting in the lounge thinking “that’s unusual noises coming from the dog”. I looked back to see Coco pawing at her face, making high pitched wheezing noises.  I instantly knew she was choking! I opened her mouth and could see a large soft, white, sticky mass stuck in her throat – it wouldn’t come up and it wouldn’t go down – luckily it was within easy reach and I was able to pull it out!  Now they say never put your fingers into the mouth of a conscious dog but I know Coco and she easily allows me to manipulate...


Hot spots not Wifi

November 12, 2015 Heather Murphy

Hot spots not Wifi Hot spots, heat rashes, pyoderma, pyotraumatic dermatitis - regardless of the name the little bald patches are painful, intensely itchy and drive both you and your pets nuts!  So what are they? Hot spots are surface skin infections caused when populations of normal skin bacteria grow and overwhelm normal resistance. The infection is often deep in the skin. Once the skin is weakend other bacterias like staph take hold and take advantage of the damaged, weakend inflammed area creating even more problems. Any system that is weakened is often attacked further creating even bigger problems. What...


A Vet's best friend

September 14, 2015 Heather Murphy

  One of the many reasons Eezapet is in high demand - Wandering Willy, Tradescantia,Wandering Jew -call it what you will this weed creeps everywhere and anywhere – full shade, full sun it doesn’t care. I bet it would even grow through the dark days of northern Scandinavia! (ponders – ‘wonder if it does??’) It’s like a succulent – it doesn’t need much to grow in to get its strength.  Every node in contact with the ground will root, and so the cycle begins!  It’s invasive! Not only that it is a noxious weed that can give your pet nasty, itchy rashes.  Most...