Get Informed - Get Pet Informed.

Pet Informed is a little veterinary website covering some basic topics on veterinary medical and surgical care, in particular desexing, parasite prevention and vaccination.

Consultation and Vaccination - What Happens During a Routine Vaccination.
A veterinary article discussing routine consultation and vaccination: appointment booking, waiting room tips, vaccination procedures, worming, heartworming, flea treatment and microchipping.
How Do Vaccines Work?: a Veterinary Guide to Understanding Vaccinations.
How Do Vaccines Work? This is an article that discusses the mechanisms by which vaccines protect our pets and the different types of vaccines available for use (live, killed and intranasal vaccines).
The Vaccine Side Effects and Risks That Can Occur When Immunizing Dogs and Cats.
A complete article written by veterinarians discussing vaccine side effects and safety in the dog and cat and what to do if your pet has an adverse vaccine reaction.
The Causes of Vaccination Failure in Dogs and Cats.
A detailed article discussing vaccination failure and why vaccinated dogs and cats can sometimes still get sick from vaccinated-for diseases.
Vaccinating the pregnant dog.
Detailed information about the types of vaccinations that can be used in the pregnant dog (live, killed and intranasal vaccines) and the issues of maternal immunity in puppies.
Veterinary Advice About Canine Parvovirus.
A detailed article written by veterinarians about canine parvovirus: how it is contracted, its symptoms, its treatment, its cost and ways of preventing the disease (including info on parvo vaccines).
Veterinary Advice Online: Canine Distemper Virus.
Veterinary article on canine distemper virus (CDV) in dogs, puppies and ferrets. Article discusses the virus, its transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options and disease prevention.
Kennel Cough Infection in Dogs.
Veterinary advice about kennel cough infection - the disease, its transmission, symptoms, treatment, vaccination and prevention (includes info on controlling kennel cough in multiple-dog facilities).
Rabies virus and rabies disease in animals and humans.
Veterinary article: A complete overview of rabies virus disease in domestic, wild and livestock animals and humans. Article contains info on transmission, symptoms, treatment and prevention of rabies.
Coccidiosis in dogs and cats and other animals.
Veterinary advice on coccidia and coccidiosis in dogs, cats, puppies, kittens and other animals: contains advice on the disease, its transmission, symptoms, treatment and prevention.
Fecal flotation for detecting parasite burdens in faeces.
Complete veterinary guide to fecal flotation: the parasites it detects, how it is performed, sample collection, false positives, false negatives and best flotation solutions.for each parasite.
Fecal Float Parasite Pictures Gallery.
A complete fecal float parasite pictures gallery - contains photo images of parasites and non-parasite objects and artifacts that are found on a fecal flotation test of an animal's droppings.
Flea Tapeworm Life Cycle Information.
A complete veterinary guide to the flea tapeworm life cycle - includes flea tapeworm lifecycle diagrams and information on the treatment and prevention of flea tape worms in dogs and cats.
Dog Whipworm (Trichuris vulpis) Infestations in Dogs
A complete guide to dog whipworm (Trichuris vulpis) parasites. Includes information on the appearance, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of whipworm, including the whipworm life cycle.
The Hydatid Tapeworm Life Cycle.
The hydatid tapeworm life cycle (Echinococcus species) and how it can be used to guide hydatid tapeworm treatment and prevention.
Taenia Tapeworms in Humans and Animals.
A complete veterinary guide to Taenia tapeworm infestations in humans and animals, including: tapeworm life cycle diagrams, tapeworm symptoms, tapeworm treatments and info on tapeworms in humans.
Taenia taeniaeformis Tapeworm In Cats
A guide to Taenia taeniaeformis tapeworm in cats, including information on the life cycle, symptoms, treatment and prevention of this feline tapeworm.
Flea Pictures - What do Fleas and Flea Infestations Look Like.
Flea pictures - a complete pictorial guide to fleas and flea infestation including: flea infestation pics, anatomy diagrams, fleas and flea larvae under the microscope and tips on diagnosing fleas.
The Flea Life Cycle and How it Guides Flea Control and Prevention.
A complete guide to the flea life cycle and how it can be manipulated to achieve better flea control and flea prevention results on host animals and in their environments.
Flea Control and Flea Control Products - Getting Rid of Fleas.
Veterinary information on flea control and flea control products in cats and dogs as well as the home and outdoor environment.
The Flea Lifecycle Simplified
A simplified discussion of the flea lifecycle, complete with flea life cycle diagrams and photographic pictures of the various flea life cycle stages.
Advantage Flea Control Treatment for Dogs and Cats.
Information on Advantage flea control for cats and dogs - includes information on imidacloprid insecticide, how to use Advantage flea medicine, effectiveness and side effects.
Capstar Flea Medication (Nitenpyram) For Cats and Dogs.
Information on Capstar flea medication for dogs and cats - includes information on mode of action, directions for use and side effects.
Program Flea Control Products in Dogs and Cats.
Information on Program flea control products (Lufenuron) in dogs and cats - flea control products, dosages, side effects and mode of action.
Revolution Flea Control - All about Revolution For Pets.
A complete guide to Revolution flea control for pets - mechanism of action, parasite spectrum, instructions for use, off-label use, side effects and safety profile..
Flea Control For Puppies - A Guide to Treating Fleas on Puppies.
A basic guide to flea control for puppies and young dogs.
Treating Fleas on Kittens.
A basic overview of treating and controlling fleas on kittens.
Lice Pictures and Information about Lice in Animals.
Veterinary advice on lice in animals and livestock - includes lice pictures and information including: lice treatmnent and getting rid of lice.
The Lice Life Cycle and How it Guides Lice Treatment and Prevention.
A complete veterinary guide to the lice life cycle with information on lice transmission, lice treatment, lice control and lice prevention (includes pictures and lifecycle diagrams).
Rabbit Ear Mites - Psoroptes cuniculi.
A complete veterinary guide to rabbit ear mites, including: signs and symptoms, pictures and photos, transmission, diagnosis, mite identification, treatment and environmental mite decontamination.
Trichomonas Parasites In Birds
A veterinary guide to Trichomonas parasites in birds - includes info on the appearance of the protozoan parasite as well as the symptoms, diagnosis, spread, treatment and prevention of trichomoniasis.
All about rodent poison in pets with emphasis on anticoagulant rodenticides.
Complete veterinary advice article about rodent poison ingestion in pets and livestock including: rodent poison types, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of poisoning.
Male Dog Neutering - all you need to know.
A complete veterinary guide to male dog neutering - pros and cons; desexing ages; surgical procedure; surgical and post-surgical complications; aftercare; cost ; alternatives and more.
Feline Neutering - All About Male Cat Desexing.
A complete veterinary guide to feline neutering including: pros and cons of neutering cats, neutering procedure, neutering aftercare, desexing complications, neutering costs and desexing alternatives.
Cryptorchidism and Undescended Testicles - all you need to know.
A complete veterinary advice page about cryptorchidism (undescended testicles) in pets: diagnosis, complications, treatment, heritability and breeding, medical and behavioural implications.
Kitten Neutering Procedure - a pictorial guide to early age cat neuter surgery.
A visual guide to early age male kitten neutering procedure (neutering surgery) - contains many surgical pictures.
Dog Spaying Surgery - Everything you need to know about spaying a dog.
A veterinary guide to dog spaying surgery, including: pros and cons of spaying, spaying age, spaying procedure, spay complications, myths and FAQs, spay costs and spaying alternatives.
Spaying Cats - a complete veterinary guide to feline spay surgery.
Everything you need to know about spaying cats, including: spaying pros and cons, spaying age, spay surgery, spay after-care, spay complications, spay myths and FAQs and spay alternatives.
Spaying Procedure - A pictorial guide to cat spaying surgery.
A visual pictorial guide to spaying cats - contains step-by-step photos of a complete feline spaying procedure being performed by a veterinary surgeon.
Spaying a Pregnant Cat - a complete visual guide.
A photographic step-by-step guide to the process of spaying a pregnant cat.
Female Cat in Heat - signs, symptoms and behavioral changes of feline estrus.
The female cat in heat - detailed information about the feline estrus cycle including: cat heat behavior, hormonal changes, estrus detection and your frequently asked questions (includes pictures).
The Cat Gestation Period - How Long Are Cats Pregnant For?
The cat gestation period - how long are cats pregnant for and how are the figures for feline pregnancy length determined?
Feline Pregnancy Signs - How to Tell if Your Cat is Pregnant.
A photographic guide to Feline Pregnancy Signs. Includes information on external physical and behavioural signs of cat pregnancy as well as other conditions that can mimic cat pregnancy signs.
Cat Pregnancy Diagnosis - A Complete Veterinary Guide.
A complete veterinary guide to cat pregnancy diagnosis, including: feline pregnancy signs, pregnancy scans (ultrasound), radiography and determining fetal numbers, fetal sizes and fetal viability.
What stage of cat pregnancy has my female cat reached?
A complete veterinary guide to fetal aging and each stage of cat pregnancy. Includes information on: feline gestation periods, pregnancy diagnosis and fetal aging (contains many pictures and photos).
Animal Sexing - Pet Gender Determination
Animal Sexing - A guide to sexing pet and breeding animals of different animal species.
A Guide to Ferret Sexing and Ferret Gender Determination.
A photographic guide to ferret sexing - includes information on detecting estrus (heat) in female ferrets and estrogen toxicity in this species.
Bird Sexing - All the Basics on Sexing Birds.
A complete veterinary guide to bird sexing. Includes information on handling birds, sexing birds by external appearance and behaviour, DNA bird sexing and endoscopic avian sexing.
Pet Euthanasia - Everything an Owner Must Know About Putting Down an Animal.
A complete veterinary guide to pet euthanasia: contains information about making the decision to euthanase; how euthanasia is performed; what happens on the day; body disposal options and much more.
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Fleas and Flea Related Topics
A veterinary guide to fleas and flea related pet topics.