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  1. Brush up on dental hygiene to avoid serious oral disease

    Posted Nov 01st 2009, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... Jade Lee-Duffy Every week Dr Gerry Pahl of Victoria Veterinary Clinics sees advanced cases of oral disease in pets: dogs, cats and sometimes rabbits. In a two-part series focusing on dogs this week, and cats next week, we take a closer look at the dirty side of oral disease. While Pahl always tries to save diseased teeth, many cases require for them to be taken out. 'We ...

  2. Dogs in firing line amid fears of disease

    Posted May 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... role in spreading epidemics. 'Everyone knows dogs will eat meat and other stuff wherever they go. As dogs run around the city, they could easily spread the disease to other places, ...

  3. Help protect yourself against the new type of scarlet fever

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Two young children have died of a disease called scarlet fever. One was a five-year-old boy and the other a seven-year-old girl. The disease is usually easily cured. But this is a new version of the disease that is spreading very quickly. People who catch the disease have a rash and a very red tongue. They need to see a doctor for help. You can do your bit by making sure you ...

  4. Planning well in advance is key to relocation

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... few diseases need to be tested for a month in advance, for instance ehrlichiosis, a tick-borne bacterial infection common in Hong Kong. 'Australia tests for leptospirosis, a severe ...

  5. Butterballs of fur

    Posted Aug 26th 2006, 12:00am by Hazel Parry, Helier Cheung

    ... Obesity-related disorders include diabetes mellitus, arthritis, cardiovascular conditions, non-allergic skin conditions, lower urinary tract disease (cystitis), liver problems and a reduction in stamina ... and life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease and even diabetes. Veterinarian Catherine Sen, of the Hong Kong Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, says obesity is the most common nutritional ...

  6. Start early to avoid distress when moving overseas with animals

    Posted Jul 05th 2009, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... for Babesia gibsoni, a disease that is banned in the country. 'It was a dreadful experience,' says Ms Macalister. 'If I had moved to Australia, I would have had no problem. Australia's laws are far more relaxed than New Zealand's... New Zealand has not changed its laws regarding this disease for 40 years.' Ms Macalister used a pet relocation company, ...

  7. Mother suggests malpractice at inquest into death of her baby

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The mother of a five-day-old baby, who died during a blood transfusion, asked at the child's inquest yesterday whether doctors at Queen Elizabeth Hospital had erred in the procedure. But the paediatric team said they had followed hospital gu ...

  8. 'Hot spots' can lead to a host of summer skin problems for dogs

    Posted Jul 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for animals with prescribed conditions such as bacterial infections and to fight fungal infections, according to Sen. Allergies are also important primary causes of skin disease in dogs and cats. ...

  9. Beware these pet peeves

    Posted Feb 16th 2007, 12:00am by Suzanne Harrison

    ... that on cardiovascular machines the maximum during busy times is about 15 minutes.' And let someone waiting to use a machine cut in while you have a break between your sets. ...

  10. Boy and 77-year-old man die

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A one-year-old boy and a man, 77, who both had swine flu and other illnesses, have died. The boy who had congenital heart disease, developed symptoms on December 1. He died in Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Friday. The 77-year-old man who had end-stage lung cancer, heart disease and hypertension died in Prince of Wales Hospital on Sunday, a day after his admission. ...




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