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By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Friday, 9 October 2020 8:00 AM
Hello everybody! How amazing is this beautiful spring weather! It’s so nice to be outside with the fur-kids enjoying the sunshine and the warmer weather. It definitely makes it easier to get out and about!

This month our focus is all on our pets’ kidneys! Though they seem like a minor organ in their body, they can create big problems for our pets if something goes wrong. We’ll be talking about two main conditions that can affect our pet’s filtration system: Kidney Disease and Urinary Tract Disease.

Kidney Disease What causes Kidney disease?

There are two different forms of kidney disease – acute (sudden) or chronic (long-term). The kidneys can be damaged by a wide range of conditions including injury, infection, toxins, and cancer. This damage sadly is usually irreversible. Fortunately, with early diagnosis and treatment, progression can be limited and many pets go on to live happily for years after diagnosis

What are the symptoms?

The signs of kidney disease can...
By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Friday, 2 October 2020 4:16 PM
Urine marking 

Nobody enjoys a dog that wees on every vertical surface in its proximity!! But did you know, any dog, male or female, desexed or not, over the age of three months may urine mark? So why do dogs’ urine mark? And what can you do to stop the behaviour?

Urine marking is most commonly performed by dogs that are not desexed. Entire females, usually urine mark more frequently just before and while on heat. However, urine marking may still occur on flat surfaces and by dog that are desexed.

Dogs may urine mark due to the presence of another dog or smell of urine left in their environment; such as around their own home and yard, while on a regular walking route, and during visits to other familiar locations. 

Exciting social situations can trigger urine marking. For example, a male dog marking when in the presence of a female dog (especially if she is on heat) and or when interacting with other males. When they visit homes where other dogs have urine marked before. When...

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