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Vets & Animal Support in Portugal

Vets & Animal Support in Portugal

Flea allergy dermatitis

May 6, 2014 by Animal Lover

Allergy is an exacerbated immunologic reaction to substances that the organism would normally tolerate. When it occurs in the skin it gives rise to itching (pruritus), redness (erytrema) and swelling… Read more…

Canine heartworm disease or dirofilariasis

April 3, 2014 by Animal Lover

Heartworm disease is a parasitic infection of the right side of the heart and large vessel that lead to the lungs. It is caused by a nematode parasite called Dirofilaria… Read more…

Toxoplasmosis in Cats

February 28, 2014 by Animal Lover

Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by a single-celled parasite called Toxoplasma gondii. Cats become infected by eating meat of infected prey or Toxoplasma eggs in the ground. The life cycle… Read more…

Canine hip dysplasia

January 17, 2014 by Animal Lover

The hip joint is the attachment of the hind leg to the body and is roughly composed by the head of the femur (leg) and the acetabulum (pelvis). In a… Read more…

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

December 27, 2013 by Animal Lover

Dogs are living longer than ever due to high quality veterinary care and nutrition. And with increasing age comes new found diseases, some of them similar to human geriatric pathologies…. Read more…

Happy Christmas

December 24, 2013 by Animal Lover

In this time of  love e  fraternity Animal Lover want share with you a  Christmas video  God bless all  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV_TDD2k7yk&feature=youtu.be        

Dog Glaucoma

November 15, 2013 by Animal Lover

Glaucoma is defined as an abnormally increased intraocular pressure and is a fairly common disease in certain genetically predisposed dog breeds such as American Cocker Spaniel, Basset Hound, Chow Chow,… Read more…

Dog Parvovirosis

October 24, 2013 by Animal Lover

    Dog parvovirosis (or just parvo) is a highly contagious disease that mainly affects puppies that are between six weeks and six months old. The disease is caused by… Read more…

Sarcoptic Mange or Scabiosis

September 17, 2013 by Animal Lover

Last time we drew your attention to the canine Demodex. Today we are talking about another kind of mange:  sarcoptic mange or scabiosis The sarcoptic mange or scabiosis, is caused by a… Read more…

Canine Demodicosis

September 9, 2013 by Animal Lover

Demodex mites are normal inhabitants of the dog’s skin. In healthy animals they are few numbers and do not cause disease. This parasite lives inside the hair follicle and associated… Read more…