Pet topics

  • 26th March 2012
    For many people who enjoy the countryside, the sight of dead and dying wild rabbits with the disease is a familiar sight particularly in the warmer weather of Summer and Autumn each year. Whilst most...
  • 9th March 2011
    The older pet population in the UK is increasing all the time. With the advances in veterinary medicine that are now available, the increased focus on preventative healthcare (such as vaccines and...
  • 9th March 2011
    Worm infestation is a common but often unseen and easily overlooked problem in dogs. It is easy to forget that parasitic worms can cause significant disease in animals and sometimes in people. Over...
  • 9th March 2011
    Osteoarthritis is a painful degenerative disease of the joints that is common in both humans and pet animals. The consequences of this disease for the affected pet are reduced joint mobility and...
  • 9th March 2011
    The saying, “prevention is better than cure” is very appropriate for many of the diseases we vaccinate animals against since only very few are specifically treatable and many can prove...
  • 8th March 2011
    Ear disease or Otitis Externa means inflammation of the external ear canal. It is a very common condition in dogs and cats and is a complex disease which is often due to a number of causes....
  • 8th March 2011
    Kennel cough or infectious tracheobronchitis to give it its more correct title may be a relatively well known disease- with the distressing paroxysms of coughing that can persist for weeks it is...
  • 8th March 2011
    As holiday time approaches, many pet owners spend as much time thinking about how their pets will cope while they are away as choosing a destination! Holidays can be stressful for pets – a...
  • 8th March 2011
    Ear disease or Otitis Externa means inflammation of the outer part of the ear passage (also known as the external ear canal). It is a very common condition and particularly so in dogs. However it is...
  • 8th March 2011
    Is your dog or cat excessively thirsty or do they need to urinate more than normal?  Is your pet increasingly lethargic or losing weight, despite a healthy appetite?  If the answer is yes...