Eye ailments

(Continued) Sty I might have mentioned before that the great designer was at his/her constructive best when the eye was being put together.

Ailments of the eye

Pet Corner

Ectropion   Last week we dealt with the condition whereby the eyelids roll inwards and, as a consequence, the edge of the lids and the eyelashes rub against the eyeball.

Ailments of the eye

(Continued) The third eyelid You may recall that we had mentioned that dogs and cats and other species have a third eyelid (nictitating membrane) – in addition to the upper and lower lids, which cover the eyeball during sleep and blinking.

Diseases of the cornea

Last week we dealt with conjunctivitis, an inflammatory process of the membrane which covers the inner side of the eyelids and part of the surface of the eyeball.

Diseases of the eye

(Continued)   Let’s face it, the eye is a very vulnerable organ. In spite of protective eyelids (in many species there are three) injuries and diseases occur often.

Ailments of the eye

Having completed extensive articles on the issues of Pet Geriatrics and Euthanasia, we will commence today with considerations as they relate to specific organs and the diseases associated therewith.

Animals have feelings too

By Kristel-Marie Ramnauth   This article was written by guest columnist Kristel-Marie Ramnath, who is an Associate Member of the Veterinary Association of Trinidad and Tobago and specialises in animal behaviour and pet psychology.

Canine/feline geriatrics

– Conclusion

Over the past couple of months, we discussed the physical, emotional and psychological changes – that take place as dogs/cats become elderly.

Canine geriatrics

(continued) Physical changes in the elderly dog   Since the old dog tends to be more lethargic and less likely to frolic around the yard as he used to do when younger, it stands to reason that the increased slothfulness and resting periods will lead to a loss of muscular tone.

Canine geriatrics

– continued We had decided that during the festive season, a break would be taken from the science of geriatrics (the treatment and care of the elderly dog) and instead we would speak about matters pertaining to resolutions for the New Year.

Pet adoption – Continued

Let us look today at some other actions that will help you to make an intelligent choice of pet from the GSPCA’s Shelter at Robb Street and Orange Walk, Georgetown.

Pet adoption

(Continued from last week) When you are adopting a dog, especially one from the GSPCA Shelter, there are certain considerations that have to be factored into the exercise.

Adopting a pet in 2015

The Guyana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA) and so many other Good Samaritans collect abandoned dogs and cats with the hope that they can find a suitable and loving/caring home for the orphans.

Canine geriatrics

Continued from last week After having spent some time last week discussing canine chronology and positing that the ‘7 human years = 1 dog year’ opinion should not be taken as gospel, let us now have a more serious look at the physical and psychological (behavioural) changes in the elderly dog as well as those things that influence his wellbeing and longevity.