Pyometra

Pyometra

Pyometra is a potentially life-threatening condition. This is a disease that can happen in entire females. What happens is, after a season, it can be anything from two to three weeks up to a month or so after the season, the bitch can develop an infection of the uterus. And what happens is the pus… […]

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Pet Epilepsy

Pet Epilepsy

A really scary situation for any owner would be if your animal started having a fit, or what we would call a seizure. This can happen at any time, we have them when a dog is out on a walk and it suddenly stops and has a seizure. We also have them when they are […]

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Vomiting

Vomiting

Like humans, you will get times when your pet will vomit. If it is a one-off and they have just maybe brought back their dinner after they have eaten it, and they otherwise seem absolutely fine, then you do not really need to be that concerned about it. If you notice that your pet has […]

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Stomach conditions

Stomach conditions

Dogs frequently get stomach upsets. Normally, it is because they are scavengers, and they have ingested something out on a walk, or they have stolen something from home that they should not have eaten, or the owner has knowingly given them something, but they did not realise that it was not good for them. The […]

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Nose and respiratory problems

Nose and respiratory problems

Very similar to many of the other conditions you will get in dogs and cats, you will get infections, you will get irritations, inflammations or tumours of any system. The same applies to the nose. So, the first thing that we look for as a trauma, so either a grass seed, for example, that has […]

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Rabies

Rabies

Rabies is not found in the UK, but it can be found in mainland Europe and further afield.  It is a fast-acting virus that affects the brain, spinal cord and central nervous system of humans, bats, foxes, cats and dogs. Rabies is a serious concern and it is estimated that about 50,000 people and millions […]

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Lyme disease

Lyme disease

Lyme disease is a dangerous disease and it can be carried by ticks.  Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria that is carried in the saliva of an infected tick.  When you get bitten by a tick, it stays in your skin while it sucks up your blood. This process takes 48-96 hours and then […]

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Diabeties

Diabeties

Diabetes Type 1 your body is unable to produce any insulin. Type I diabetes is not typically preventable. Type 2 Diabetes is adult onset diabetes and often linked to being overweight so your body cannot produce enough insulin. The most common symptoms of Diabetes are increased thirst, weight loss, blurred vision, tiredness, frequent urination, and […]

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Processionary caterpillars

Processionary caterpillars or Pine Processionary Moth Larvae

Processionary caterpillars are something that can be fatal to animals. You may think a caterpillar can do no harm to animals or humans but there is one that you may come across in warmer climates and there are reports of them being found in the South of England. It has two main names, the Processionary […]

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Kennel cough and coughing

Kennel cough and coughing

Kennel cough and coughing are a potentially serious problem. Just because your dog coughs does not mean they have kennel cough. Kennel cough is very contagious and it gets its name from the speed it infects a kennel. Kennel cough vaccine is sometimes required before kennelling dogs to avoid it being spread through a kennel. […]

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