Dr Deepa Gopinath

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Lilies Toxic to Cats

Everyone loves lilies, those glorious, fragrant flowers that immediately brighten up a room. Even our curious felines may feel the urge to nibble at these beauties. However, lily toxicity in cats is a well recognized illness. Most species of lilies and all parts of the plant and flowers cause a profound toxicity when ingested by cats. Cats become exposed by nibbling at flowers or leaves in the house or garden, licking the pollen off their fur or even by drinking the water that the lilies are in. read more

Clipping Dog's Nails

Most dogs tend to wear their nails down by walking on hard ground, but some dogs require their nails clipped regularly. Most vets, vet nurses and groomers are able to clip nails, but if you want to do it yourself at home, it can be done if your pet is fairly well behaved and easy to control. Cat nails can also be clipped, although they should be left intact for defense purposes in outdoor cats who may need to fight with other cats. read more