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Dystocia in dogs and cats

Dystocia is a medical term for difficult birth or failure to progress in labour through the genital tract without outside help. Dystocia is a particularly common condition. It is of utmost importance to be able to recognise it in order to treat it early. Delay in identifying and treating it places the baby animals and the mother at risk.

Various criteria that help us identify dystocia are:

– The mother… Continue reading

Why vaccinate your pet

Vaccines are among the greatest medical discoveries. Their popularity has significantly reduced and in many cases eliminated deadly diseases to humans and animals, increasing their life expectancy.

There are several vaccination schemes for dogs and cats. Usually the first vaccination is given at the age of 2 months, followed by two others (one for cats) per month.

A typical multivalent dog vaccine protects against the following diseases (briefly explained)

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Travelling with your pet

Travelling with your pet

Chances are that at some point you will take a trip and will need to travel with your pet. This article briefly discusses some issues that a responsible owner should know to ensure a pleasant and trouble-free trip and stay for themselves and their pets.

Before departure

If visiting a place for the first time, it is advisable to get the telephone number of the nearest… Continue reading

Canine prostate disease

Prostate gland conditions are well-established in dogs.

The prostate is a gland that produces prostatic fluid. It is related to the reproductive system of male dogs and anatomically is located adjacent to the bladder and surrounds part of the urethra. Prostate growth and function depends on the testosterone produced at the testes.

The prostate gland is affected by various pathological conditions, just like in humans, which are more common in… Continue reading

Electronic identification – microchip

Have you lost your dog or your cat? … What happens if you’re not on the island? What is the safest way to return home?

Electronic identification, or microchip (chip) as is commonly called, is the implantation of an electronic device the size of a grain of rice under the skin of the dog. A reader is used to scan the microchip and display the associated identification number. When implanting… Continue reading

4 causes for puppy constipation

  • Insufficient amount of fibre in the diet – Give your puppy high quality food with enough fibre and the lowest possible content in cereal and by-products.
  • Insufficient amount of water – Dehydration is a common cause of constipation. Your puppy should always have plenty of water available. If its stools look dry, add water to the diet.
  • Ingestion of foreign bodies – Most puppies have a tendency to swallow foreign… Continue reading

5 common dog myths

1. Dogs eat grass when they have stomach problems. There is the myth that when dogs eat grass they usually vomit. But they do not vomit because they are sick, rather because grass irritates the stomach lining. The truth is that they really enjoy eating grass.

2. Dogs eat their faeces because of lack of vitamins and minerals. This occurs in a very small number of cases. Most often they… Continue reading

Puppy Classes

“Puppy Classes” is an event organised by the Veterinary Clinic of the Cyclades. It takes place at the premises of the clinic one Sunday each month.

 During the event, puppy owners attend a presentation on training basics and veterinary care for their new pet. We discuss about all the things we would like to say at their first visit to the clinic but cannot be told in one visit.… Continue reading

4th Sterilisation Week for the Cats of Syros

For the second consecutive year and for the fourth time the Veterinary Clinic of the Cyclades announces one more Sterilisation Week for the Cats of Syros which will be held on 22-26 October 2012.

This effort is geared towards sterilising a large numbers of cats in a short time. All staff of the clinic, by now experienced in such actions, will dedicate their efforts during that time to performing 200… Continue reading

Basic rabbit care

General Information

Rabbits are gaining popularity as pets and it is necessary to know the basics of rabbit care to offer them a comfortable life as responsible owners. You should know that caring for your rabbit requires time and money, and being unable to cope with its needs leads to serious deterioration in its health.

You can get a rabbit from someone you know or at a pet shop. When… Continue reading