Prevention is better than a cure

Our pets can’t talk and the drive to survive over-rides everything, which means by the time they won’t eat, some disease conditions can be well advanced. Most animals with a painful mouth will still keep eating. A vet I work with had a wisdom tooth removed last month....

SHEPP NEWS OCT 2017

Spring has definitely arrived with dryer weather and longer days just around the corner. It is interesting how the changes in the season bring about changes in our lives – we are outside later in the day and come into contact with nature more often. And the same...

Diabetic Drama

Life throws some strange coincidences at you occasionally that make me you scratch your head and wonder. What are the chances of two dogs that are mother and son, being diagnosed with diabetes at the same time, when one comes in for diarrhoea? Animal Diabetes...

Dog Breath!

It’s not normal to have foul breath – ask your partner. Common misconceptions with dental disease are “but she is still eating!”, “bad-breath is normal”, “more bones will sort the problem out”! Our fur-babies are very similar to us humans in many regards and...

Flopsy Tales

“She’s growing a turnip on her side” was how the conversation started with our youngest daughter about her rabbit. Sounded like an abscess, possibly from one of her guinea pig garden mates, or an injury from digging to China under the dog house. It turned out to be a...