Kidneys are two bean shaped organs which excrete the nitrogenous waste from the body, balance the multiple electrolytes and make hormones which control the blood pressure and also of the red blood cells. Renal disorder (also remarked as kidney failure) is caused by many conditions that negatively affect the health and functioning of the kidneys and its related organs. With animals, kidneys are unsung heroes that perform several important jobs. They are often underrated when we think about our pet’s health. So when kidneys stop working, it can make our beloved pets very sick.
The summer season has officially started in the UAE and every pet owner is worried about the skin health of their furry companions. It is common given the weather conditions of the UAE region that dermatological problems and illnesses among pets are increasing during this time of the year, including external parasites.
Seasonal allergies are brought on by factors only present during specific times of the year, such as tree, grass pollen, dust mites, molds and mold mites, flea bites and fresh grass in the summer. And here in the UAE, we always see an increase in the number of visits especially during summer season because of these pet skin-related conditions.
The word pyometra is derived from Latin “pyo” meaning pus and “metra” meaning uterus. It is an abscessed, pus-filled infected uterus. When the uterus dies, it releases a large amount of pus and dead tissues into the abdomen and without treatment, death is inevitable. Preventing this disease is one of the main reasons for routinely spaying female dogs and cats.
AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) recognizes that veterinarians are the only doctors educated to protect the health of both animals and people. They work hard to address the health and welfare needs of every species. Veterinarians have critical roles in environmental protection, research, food safety, and public health.
Owning a pet is not just about needing someone to play with, getting an accessory, or just for show off. Pets are companions; they are creatures with unique personalities and emotions. To survive, they require dedication to their care and commitment to their well-being and health. Indeed, having a pet is an enormous, but rewarding, responsibility.