Digestive upsets are a really common condition in dogs and puppies. So we’ve gathered a vet panel of our regular writers to talk about it for you! They are vets David Harris (DLH), Laura Waring (LW) and Rachel Kenvyn (RK) and final year vet student Joe Dunne (JD).
JD Oh, and please finish your lunch before reading this article, as today we are talking about the unpleasant topic of dog diarrhoea.
Sarah Hart BVSc GP Cert ExAP MRCVS
- November 8, 2020
The term ‘wet tail’ can be used to describe a variety of conditions in hamsters, some more serious than others. True Wet Tail is a serious gastrointestinal infection which can be life-threatening. However, the term ‘wet tail’ is sometimes used more generally to describe any condition resulting in diarrhoea or wetness around the back end.
Heather Nicholls BVM&S CertAVP (EM) MRCVS
- July 16, 2020
In the past, the wild ancestors of our pet dogs had to be opportunistic when it came to food in order to give themselves as much nutrition as possible. It wasn't certain when the next meal would be along! Perhaps this helps explain why our modern day canine friends are prone to eating… well, lots of things they shouldn’t! This can sometimes make them unwell - and "dog being sick" shows up with depressing frequency on every vet's waiting list!
Rachael McKinney Veterinary Student
- July 15, 2020
The iconic image of a kitty with milk-stained whiskers, licking its lips with delight, has to be one of the most stereotypical animal-food relationships, among other joys such as a donkey with a carrot, a cow with a buttercup or a safe of ducks harassing the elderly for a loaf of bread. (Yes I did have to check the term for “a group of ducks on land”…). However, is milk good for cats? Or, of even greater concern, is it bad for cats?