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What Should I do if My Pet Has Tapeworms?

A veterinary examination, stool examination, and appropriate treatment is the best way to keep your canine friend happy, healthy, and parasite free. Oral and injectable deworming medications are available. Over-the-counter dewormers are not effective against most tapeworms.

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What Should I Do When My Pet Has a Fever?

Just like humans, your pets can have a rise in temperature and have a fever. Unfortunately, identifying a fever in dogs and cats isn’t as easy as it is in people. They can’t tell us they don’t feel well, and we can’t place our hand on their foreheads to detect a rise in temperature.

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Pet Owner’s Complaints about Bad Behavior: Potty Training and Litter Box

Understand that an underlying medical condition can interfere with your potty training efforts (e.g., urinary tract infection (UTI), lower urinary tract disease (LUTD), bladder stones, incontinence or a medical issue) as well as an anxiety component (e.g., separation anxiety). 

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Pet Owner’s Complaints about Bad Behavior: Begging and Aggression

Begging behavior can lead to obesity, and more unfortunate consequences if left uncontrolled or not addressed. So, for your pet’s health and well-being, it’s important that this problematic behavior is nipped in the bud as early as possible.

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Pet Owner’s Complaints about Bad Behavior: Destructive behavior

Many damaging deeds can be caused by an underlying anxiety issue in dogs and cats, alike (e.g., separation anxiety, noise phobia). Much like barking, it’s important to find the trigger(s) and reduce stress as best as possible.

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Pet Owner’s Complaints about Bad Behavior: Excessive Barking

We hear about many complaints about pet behavior from clients at our hospitals. Many behavioral problems with dogs and cats have an underlying issue that needs to be addressed so that behavior modification can be successful. Talking to your veterinarian early can help increase the number of treatment options available and help prevent the behaviors from becoming […]

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Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation or infection of the lower air passages and their smaller branches. These structures carry air from the windpipe (trachea) and distribute it to the lungs. Bronchitis may exist alone, or be a sign of a general problem such as heart disease, allergies, parasites, or bacterial and viral infections. The actual lung tissue may […]

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Understanding Food Allergies in Your Pets

Pet owners just want to see their cats and dogs grow healthy and strong. Therefore, they feed their pets food designed for their benefit. Most pet foods on the market include a variety of processed food proteins and carbohydrates, which are broken down during digestion. If your pet has a bad reaction to their cat […]

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Does Your Pet Complain at the Pet Hospital?

Going to the doctor can be a stressful experience for your dog or cat, and you might hear complaints from them when you walk through the hospital doors. There are some things that you can do to help decrease the amount of anxiety your pet feels when visiting the veterinarian.

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Understanding the Health Risks of Obesity

Overweight and obesity are occurring in epidemic proportions in our pets. According to Banfield’s Applied Reserch and Knowledge Team, in the past ten years, diagnoses have increased 158% in dogs and a 169% in cats. The conditions are linked to numerous other diseases, including arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease, so maintaining a healthy weight is about […]

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Heartworm Disease

Heartworms are internal parasites that can infect dogs, cats, ferrets and other mammals. They live in the large blood vessels around a pet’s heart. Heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquitoes, and it can even cause death.

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Why Does My Dog’s Breath Smell So Bad?

Many dogs love to cuddle, but what do you do if being near your dog almost knocks you out? There are many reasons why your dog may be experience halitosis, or bad breath. Most often, it is caused by odorous bacteria build up in your dog’s mouth or intestinal track. In this article, we’ll go […]

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Most Common Mistakes Dog Owners Make When Storing Pet Food

If you are like most dog owners you have probably spent a lot of time carefully choosing a food for your dog, reading ingredient lists and trying to make sense of labels while also appealing to your pet’s palate and your pocketbook. The last thing you want is for food to become rancid or contaminated […]

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10 Common Foods That are Toxic to Dogs and Cats

Many of us, pet owners, love to share our favorite foods and meals with our beloved furry friends. Our dogs and cats are usually thrilled to participate in these meal time rituals. However, as responsible pet owners we need to be aware of particular food items that can be harmful to our canine and feline […]

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How to Reduce Your Dog’s Shedding

We love our dogs, but we don’t always love all the hair they leave behind! Most dog breeds shed, although in differing amounts, and it can be a nuisance in your home. While you can’t prevent your dog from shedding, there are some things that you can do to lessen the amount they shed and […]

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How to Bathe Your Cat in 5 Easy Steps

As you probably know, most cats aren’t particularly fond of water. They will tightrope walk and leap over puddles to avoid getting their paws wet. If your feline companion is one of them, follow these simple steps to avoid injury and make sure you give your cat a (relatively) pleasant experience.

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VetNX Wins the Focus Area Award of HKUST Entrepreneurship Competition 2017

We are truly honoured to announce that VetNX has been selected to win the Focus Area Award in I.T. & Smart Tech of the Seventh Annual HKUST One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition 2017. Twelve different awards were given out in this competition, with over one hundred applicants this year. The judges for the competition composed of experience […]

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How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth Properly

Keeping your dog’s teeth clean is an important part of his hygiene regimen. Brushing your dog’s teeth will prevent plaque build up that could eventually lead to gum disease, bad breath, and painful tooth root infections.

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How to Deal With Chronic Vomiting in Dogs

Chronic vomiting in dogs is characterized by persistent or recurrent vomiting for more than two weeks. Vomiting can occur more than once a day or only once every few days.  Many pet owners do not consider chronic vomiting to be a true health issue, especially if the dog is not vomiting every day and, although […]

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VetNX System Upgrade

Dear Pet Parents, We have performed upgrading maintenance on 1 June 2017. During the maintenance, there was a brief period of service disruption, we apologise for any inconvenience caused. In our latest upgrade, our video chat function now connects instantly between vets and pet owners in Southeast Asia, such as China, Taiwan, Japan, and many […]

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6 Tips to Prevent Pet Obesity

We all know that helping our furry friends (and ourselves!) maintain a healthy weight is the “simple” matter of balancing what goes in with what gets used. But it is easier said than done, and actual implementation can be difficult with busy schedules, misleading pet food labels and soulful be gging brown eyes all working […]

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Excessive Grooming in Cats: What it Means and How to Help

We love that our feline friends keep themselves groomed and clean on a daily basis. It’s one of our cats’ best assets. However, sometimes the grooming can become excessive. There are usually behavioral reasons or an underlying medical condition that causes our cats to become compulsive about nibbling their paws and/or grooming. Over-grooming, or ‘psychogenic alopecia’, is […]

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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Heartworm Disease in Cats

“Cats are not small dogs,” as we are taught in veterinary school, and never was this folksy piece of wisdom more true than when considering the differences between the way that nasty parasite, the heartworm, affects both species. Do you need to worry about heartworm disease in your cat? The answer is that you probably […]

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Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers?

Whiskers, or vibrissae, are found in all mammals apart from monotremes (the bizarre duck-billed platypus and echidna) and humans. They have a huge array of functions, serving as a sensory organ and allowing the animal to take in information about its surroundings. Keep reading to learn more.

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