Year: 2021

It is not just a Privilege: It’s a RESPONSIBILITY

September is “Responsible Dog Ownership” month, and that got us thinking: how do we really view responsible dog ownership? While there is no exact definition for this, the American Kennel Club gives a great starting point for how we should view pet ownership: “Owning a dog is not just a privilege – it’s a Responsibility.” …

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Too Cool for School: Back-To-School Tips for Pets

It’s that time of the year again, time for school bags, new teachers and classmates, packed lunches, and the daily school routine. Thousands of pupils across the UAE have returned already to school this week for the start of the new academic year. Even though the COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting the education sector, most …

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Creating a BOND that Lasts a LIFETIME

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) defines the human-animal bond as “…a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and animals that is influenced by behaviors considered essential to the health and well-being of both. The bond includes, but is not limited to, the emotional, psychological, and physical interactions of people, animals, and the environment.” …

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“CHERRY EYE” or PROTRUSION OF THE GLAND OF THE 3rd EYELID

Protrusion of the gland of the third eyelid (or “cherry eye”) occurs most commonly in dogs and occasionally in cats. The appearance is characteristic, with the gland of the third eyelid protruding as a reddish follicular mass from behind a usually “floppy” margin of the third eyelid (Figure 1). The gland should be surgically replaced …

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