LEISHMANIA: DISEASE OF THOUSAND FACES

Leishmania is a protozoan infectious agent transmitted by the bite of a mosquito (Phlebotomus). This mosquito inoculates infectious agent and within its host (dog) leishmania replicates and causes disease. This disease can have many faces depending on the immune...

CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE (PART 2)

So, how can we detect it early? From our center we encourage all owners of dogs and cats over 7 years to take a urine sample. So we can do a urine labwork, to evaluate the health of pet kidney, showing urinary sediment, the urine gravity and the amount of protein in...

CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE (PART 1)

Chronic renal failure (CRF) is a very common disease in older animals. In several studies have shown, for example, 10% of cats 7 years suffer, and over the 10 years, 30%. But what is this disease? The term refers to kidney malfunction of the kidneys. It may be the...

FEAR OF FIREWORKS

Molts animals presenten por, ansietat, pànic o inclús fòbia als petards i/o trons. D’aquests quatre, un és natural: LA POR (estratègia de supervivència davant un estímul negatiu). El problema apareix quan la nostra mascota no és capaç de gestionar-ho i aconsegueix...

COCO HAS LEISHMANIA

Here we present an interesting case, it is Coco, a male cross Chow-chow 6 years old. Coco came to the clinic because for some time they saw he was losing a little weight. For the rest Coco was very well, happy, eating well... Once at the clinic, after a complete...

LEISHMANIOSIS

Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by a protozoan parasite called Leishmania infantum type that is transmitted through sand flies , which are insects like mosquitoes . This disease can give many different clinical signs , from skin problems to kidney failure or liver...

PREVENTION OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE

Periodontal disease is produced by the accumulation of plaque on the teeth if not removed just becoming rough. This coarse infection causes inflammation of the gums and even led movement and even fall pieces and more severe cases systemic infections. Small breeds are...

PERIODONTAL DISEASE

After 3 years 80 % of dogs and 70% cats may begin to suffer the beginnings of periodontal disease severity will increase with the years. Periodontal disease is an infection of the tissues and bone surrounding the tooth causing severe alterations in the oral cavity and...

MERRY CHRISTMAS

The team of Costa Brava veterinary hospital wishes you a Merry Christmas

COM S’ESTERILITZEN LES MASCOTES?

The sterilization our pets is a surgery that is performed frequently, but still, it is needed to follow some steps to reduce the risk and complications that entails any surgery. PRESURGICAL Within this phase are all procedures that do before the surgery so this is the...

THE STERILIZATION OF OUR PETS

L'ovariohisterectomia o esterilització de la femella és una cirurgia molt habitual en la clínica diària però, quins beneficis té a banda d’evitar els embarassos indesitjats? Podem prevenir neoplàsies mamàries. De fet, les femelles operades abans del primer zel té prop...

THE PARASITES

External parasites A common problem in veterinary medicine are the ectoparasitosis, ie external parasites that are placed on the skin of pets. These parasites are usually more problematic during the spring, summer and autumn, but today, with heating and cooling...

QUÈ ÉS LA LEISHMANIOSI?

La leishmaniosi és una malaltia parasitària que pot afectar els gossos produïda per un paràsit que es diu Leishmania infantum. És una malaltia vectorial, és a dir que per a la seva difusió necessita un vector, en aquest cas el Phlebotomus spp. que és un insecte...

I WANT STERILIZE MY CAT

Cat sterilization has become another element in the basic care of your health. Cats usually reach sexual maturity at 5-8 months and that is when they can reproduce and have new litters. They may also appear dependent behaviour of sex hormones such as urine marking or...

THE OPHTALMOLOGY AT HOSPITAL VETERINARI COSTA BRAVA

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine which is responsible for studying the eyes, the eye and associated structures in sight. Thus, training and appropriate diagnostic instruments such as complex structure, we can explore, diagnose and treat many diseases. Problems...

Is this a worm?

Arrived at the Veterinary Clinic Costa Brava Cori, a Greyhound female, 5 years old. As many Greyhound, has not had an easy life so far, has been abandoned and has spent much time in kennels and homes of volunteers. Luckily found a place to live and an owner who cares...

My dog has something in the eye

Our pets often communicate with us through the eyes even think we understand ... why the owners can be identified quickly when you changed the expression or appearance. In addition to injuries and other trauma, can suffer eye inflammation, increases in intraocular...

Renal failure in cats

It was presented at the veterinary clinic, a cat Xista, 12 year-old because she was drinking more water lately, was less active, have had a vomit isolated and it seems that, according to the owner, has lost weight. He was associated it with age, but we told him that...

My dog destroys it all!!!

The separation anxiety is a behavioral syndrome that affects dogs and is manifested by signs of distress when the animal will be left alone or separated from a person which has a strong attachment relationship. The number of dogs affected with this disorder is 17%....

Troy and his hip dysplasia

Here is Troy, a Labrador Retriver puppy that was diagnosed hip dysplasia and was able to intervene and cure through early detection by means of radiography at 4 months of life and the subsequent surgery performed. All we ever heard of hip dysplasia, is a disease...

Cesarean section in a sow vietnamese

We sent the CV Costa Brava a case of dystocia in a Vietnamese pig was covered in the first heat. Although it may seem incredible, having a pig as a pet home is a growing phenomenon. Many people have been seduced by this charming and cute pets, including some...