Little Dogs With Big Egos

You often find amongst vets that we all seem to have our favourites – some vets are cat people, others prefer dogs, some get quite excited even about ferrets and rabbits etc. However, regardless of which way we lean there’s one patient that never fails to send our heart sinking to our boots as soon […]

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Torn Cruciates

Cruciate ligament damage in the knee joint is a reasonably frequent injury affecting athletes and footballers. What most people don’t know however is that this kind of injury can also happen in dogs (and rarely, cats) and is, in fact, a common cause of lameness in pets. The proper functioning of a knee joint (or […]

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Shilo Luther’s New Tooth

When Shilo split a slab of enamel off his right upper canine tooth, the tooth had to either come out or have a restoration done. We chose the latter option because that way he got to keep a good healthy tooth and if worst came to worst an extraction could still be done if necessary […]

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Itchy Dogs

One of the commonest reasons owners seek help is because of skin conditions and the most common presentation is the itchy dog. There are a huge number of causes for this pruritis but increasingly we are seeing more allergies. The most frustrating is a condition called atopy which is inherited. It is frustrating because there are […]

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Noise Fears

Noise phobias are one of the most common phobias in dogs. Studies in the UK show that 38% of noise phobias referred to behavioural specialists are firework phobias and thunderstorm phobias. The degree to which dogs are freaked out by fireworks and thunder varies quite a bit. For some it is a temporary anxiety episode […]

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Doggles

[wpcol_2third id=”” class=”” style=””]Designer shades for dogs with tender eyes. The cool dog photo snaps here are a lot more than a canine fashion statement. Some dogs can be quite badly affected by sunlight damage to their eyes. Dogs that have little or no protective eyelid pigmentation are predisposed to developing fairly serious UV tissue […]

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Daisy’s Puffer

Daisy Bates is a mighty little dog. Like a lot of other mini dogs, Daisy has an obstructive breathing disorder that is a lot like asthma. It is a life threatening condition in Daisy’s case and (needless to say) everyone at home was concerned. Initially the condition proved nicely responsive to a combination of cortisone […]

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