When most people think of taking a pet to a vet for treatment, they imagine cats or dogs, maybe rabbits and guinea pigs, or perhaps even smaller furry creatures. One animal that's not often considered is the humble goldfish. Goldfish have long been popular pets, but the trouble is that people see them differently to other animals. There's a pervasive belief that fish are fine if they're pretty much left to their own devices and if they get sick there's nothing much that can be done about it.
- Bleeding from the nose in rabbits can be a sign of a serious underlying health condition, and if left untreated, it can cause anaemia and respiratory problems. Rabbits tend to be more prone to experiencing bleeding from the nose if their living environment is not kept clean or if they have a weakened immune system. However, there are a number of possible causes including blood clotting disorders, bacterial or fungal infections, a tumour in the nasal cavity and a tooth abscess.
- Brushing your dog regularly has a host of benefits, such as giving you an opportunity to detect any abnormalities (lumps, for example). However, some homeowners who have just acquired their first dog may not know how to select the right brush for grooming their dog. This article discusses the common types of dog coats and the frequency of brushing needed. Long-Haired Breeds Does your dog have long hair? Long-haired breeds, such as Tibetan terriers, need to be brushed on a weekly basis.