Biofilm 生物膜

Biofilm is a film of “slime” that promotes bacteria sticking onto its surface and sticking to each other. Biofilm contains proteins, lipids (fats) and carbohydrates that can essentially feed the bacteria that lives within the film. Biofilm provides protection to bacteria and other organisms including virus and fungus. Drug penetration becomes extremely difficult, taking up… Read More

NEWS FLASH >> Atypical Dilated Cardiomyopathy 擴張型心肌病

Taurine (牛磺酸) is an important amino acid (氨基酸) that impacts on the health of heart and brain tissues. Taurine deficiency is well documented in cats, which leads to the development of Dilated Cardiomyopathy (擴張型心肌病). This type of heart disease is rarely a problem with the modernization of cat foods. Not all food types contain Taurine.… Read More

GMO Part II – Corn in Every Part of Our Lives (玉米/ 粟米無處不在)

Those who uses our veterinary service at Biorecovery – will probably remember that we almost NEVER recommend corn as a part of your pet’s home-cooked diet. There is a reason for this omission. Corn is a very commonly used crop and it infiltrates into many parts of our lives. Corn is eaten on its own,… Read More

Pet Food Knowledge Part I – Carrageenan as natural preservative 寵物食品知多啲 – 卡拉膠天然防腐劑

As awareness on what goes into a commercial pack or can of pet food increases, the thirst for knowledge from the public also increases. As a veterinary practice, we aim to provide you – the pet owner and consumer, relevant information regarding the food you feed to your pet. Life in Hong Kong is expensive.… Read More

Dog Itchiness – 隻狗好痕!怎麼辦?

What is affecting my pet to cause itchiness? Itchiness can be caused by so many reasons. Some reasons may be caused by matters that are preventable. Some reasons may be avoidable entirely by applying logical and restrained management. To name a few common reasons: Environmental / Contact Allergy Food Allergy Parasitic infection Parasitic bites (mosquitoe… Read More

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) – 基因改造生物

Living organisms that are genetically manipulated in a laboratory are known as Genetically Modified Organisms. Majority of these organisms are modified such that the respond more favorably to the application of herbicide to have the ability to produce an insecticide. However, there is question whether the world has seen more advantageous traits such as drought… Read More

Easter = Chocolate 復活節 = 食朱古力

Easter holidays is upon us and if you have children then the Easter egg hunt is on! Just make sure your dog at home doesn’t manage to take a bite off the chocolate Easter egg! Chocolate Toxicity (中朱古力毒) There are so many types of chocolates available, how can you determine if the chocolate that was… Read More

Canine Dementia Part 2 – 老狗癡呆症 II

Recognize the signs of “Dementia” – 怎樣判斷我的狗狗開始有腦退化? There are currently no standardized signs in determining whether a dog or cat patient is beginning to suffer from brain function deterioration. However, based on past experiences from pet owners, here are some of the more common signs collated for you to use as reference (see Part 1… Read More

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction/ Dementia (Part 1) – 老狗癡呆症 I

Canine (or Feline) Dementia is becoming more recognized. With average of small dogs now easily pushing 14 to 16 years old; large dogs pushing 13 to 15 years old – their brain function may not be able to catch up to their own aging! Canine (or Feline) Dementia is known as Canine Cognitive Disorder (CCD).… Read More

Matters of the Heart (心臟病常識)

The Heart is probably the most important organs in an animal’s body. It’s function – pump blood around the body which will provide oxygen, fluid and nutrition to the living being. Obviously, when the heart no longer functions properly then blood circulation (血液循環) becomes compromised. There will be reduced blood provided to organs around the… Read More