Glyphosate 草甘膦 Update - Glyphosate (草甘膦) – the active ingredient of the famous herbicide Roundup® has re-entered into the news lately and with great fanfare. If you do not know already – Roundup® – is a well known herbicide widely used on farms. The herbicide began sales in the 1970s in the United States. The manufacturer of Roundup® –… Read More
Paralysis = Death Sentence ?癱瘓 = 死症? (Part 1) - Paralysis does not have to be a death sentence for your pet. Read here to understand the process and long term management strategies so you can provide the best possible quality of life to your beloved pet.
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
Homotoxicology 同類/ 順勢療法 - Homotoxicology – a branch of homeopathy – is a study in the maintenance of a body system that is stable, neutral and promotes self-regulation. Breaking down the word will show – “homo” = man ; “toxico” = toxin or poison ; “logy” = study of. Put together, the word means the study of the effects… Read More
Stem Cells Therapy (幹細胞療程) - Stem Cells (幹細胞) are undifferentiated cells found in the body that used to be derived primarily from bone marrow (骨髓) which was quite a painful procedure. In the last decade, stem cells derivation have progressed to being collected from fat tissue – conveniently located under the skin of the animal. Although the collection of such… Read More
Acupuncture – 針灸治療 - Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine therapy that involves inserting needles into specific parts of the body for the purpose of medical treatment. Needles are inserted into acupuncture points which are present all over the body. Treatment times varies from 10mins to 30mins and may be performed in combination with mild electric current.… Read More
HOMEMADE – Old dog need some traction! - Those of us who owns pets – both dogs and cats – know that as they become old, they do not walk as much. One of the reason for not walking so much is arthritis (關節炎) that causes one or many joints on the body aches and pains. As a result these pets prefer to… Read More
Antibiotic Resistance (抗生素耐藥性) - Antibiotics are wonderful stuff. Too  much of a good thing – ends up turning into a nightmare. In the 21st Century (that means Year 2000 to 2100…) antibiotic resistance has become the new official worldwide nightmare. Here in Hong Kong – we at the clinic have been battling with clarifying these two terms to pet… Read More
Urine pH (尿酸鹼度) – You need to know >6.5 - pH – an expression of acidity or alkalinity. It is referred to frequently in the study of urine. In a basic urine test – which is commonly performed in a veterinary clinic, the urine pH can help us figure out several issues including: Is there the possibility of bladder infection (cystitis – 膀胱發炎) ? Should… Read More
Ear Cleaning – What is this obsession? - Ear cleaning – damned if you clean and damned if you do not clean – PROPERLY! Ears have the same entry and exit site. So whatever you pour inside and do not retrieve or remove – that “stuff” is staying inside for good! Ear Wax – Is it Normal? Or is it bad? Ear wax… Read More
Panting = Hot… or is it? - Not all pantings are the same. There is “stress” panting. There is “painful” panting. There is “nausea” panting. Then there is “COPD-like” panting. If you haven’t heard, COPD = Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. The term is now including symptoms previously called “Chronic Bronchitis” and “Emphysema”. It is defined as: “.. a lung disease characterized by… Read More
Kidney Disease – Feeling Cold - Animals suffering from Chronic Kidney Failure (CRF) are usually feeling cold. How do you tell if your pet is feeling cold? It lacks a good appetite. It prefers sleep to activity. It prefers to sleep on bedding. The kidneys are the centre of heat production for the body when considered in Traditional Chinese Medicine theory.… Read More
Tick Fever. 牛蜱熱. - Eight-legged parasites. Blood suckers. Ticks are one of Hong Kong’s infamous blood suckers that wreak havoc in the dog population. The defining symptoms of  the disease include anemia, weakness and poor appetite. Tick populations increase dramatically during warm and moist seasons – namely Spring and Summer. This type of parasite are maintains a high population… Read More