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Meet the Doctor

Dr Rawad Dakak

I got a call from a new client last year, who wanted help with training his new GSD puppy, Asco. How gorgeous was he…. the dog, I mean (wink wink).

After the session, we were sitting chatting… the owner and I… not the dog, and I found out that he was actually a veterinarian who was waiting for his certification from the Ministry of Agriculture to practice as a vet.

Through those training sessions, we developed a bond of friendship that is still on going. When I decided I needed a vet’s input for the page, there was only one person I thought to approach and that was Dr Rawad Dakkak.

I am not going to go into his qualifications or experience, as I am far too lazy to type the info, so here is a link to his LinkedIn profile, where you can read up on him yourself.

Rawad, who has since got his certification to practice in Qatar, is going to be contributing trending topics to the Pet Health section on a regular basis, but if you have a question, or would like him to cover a particular topic, please mail us on healthydog@petsofqatar.com and we’ll do our best to answer you directly or on the page.

DISCLAIMER: petsofqatar.com is an information site. Although our Vet is qualified, diagnosis cannot be made without proper investigation of the pet’s symptoms. If you are concerned that your pet is ill, please take them to your nearest veterinarian for a full diagnosis.

Qatar Veterinary Center’s woof-tastic “Qgrabs” deals

Have you seen these awesome deals on offer from Qatar Veterinary Center?

From QR430 Get Your Cat OR Dog’s Teeth Cleaned OR for QR600 Test Your Pet’s Rabies Antibodies with a RATT Test at Qatar Veterinary Centre! (Up to QR1360 Value)Q-Grabs

 

See the full offer here: http://qgrabs.com/deals/teeth-cleaning-ratt-testing-vet-qd00001074

Why should I clean my pet’s teeth?

Two common problems dogs and cats with poor dental hygiene have are loose and abscess teeth. Does your pet have bad breath? Studies show that 98% of pets with bad breath are suffering from periodontal disease, a result of plaque build-up. If left untreated, this can lead to a bacterial infection, which can enter the bloodstream and spread to your pets’s kidney, liver, heart and even its brain. Chances are if your pet has very bad breath, there is a problem with their teeth.

What is a RATT Test?

The Rabies Tire Test is a blood test done to prove that your pet has the required antibodies needed to fight  against Rabies and that your pet doesn’t have the Rabies virus. This blood test is a necessity for entry into the Australia, UK, EU and other countries who are trying to keep Rabies from spreading.

The blood test is administered 30 days after your pet has the Rabies vaccine. Pets leaving Qatar then have a 3-month waiting period before they are allowed to travel to countries that require this blood work as part of their entry.

This test can cost up to QR1,400. Take advantage of this special offer NOW!

You will find Qatar Veterinary Centre’s contact details on their website or see their Facebook page.