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Foreign Bodies

Foreign Bodies

Lots of animal diseases and problems come and go depending on the time of year but one thing we see year-round is animals that eat things they shouldn't. Often animals will eat things that will pass through harmlessly but cause a little bit of chaos on the way through...

Vestibular Disease: The Wobbly Dog

Vestibular Disease: The Wobbly Dog

Idiopathic canine vestibular disease, also called “geriatric vestibular disease” and “old dog disease” can be pretty scary to see in our dogs - the symptoms can be very dramatic and concerning. Vestibular disease happens in dogs whenever there is a disturbance of the...

Arthritis

Arthritis

Arthritis is a tricky condition in the veterinary world. Our pets are living longer lives and as a result we’re seeing diseases that occur in older patients much more commonly. Arthritis tends to be a lot sneakier than a lot of other diseases more common in older...

Cruciate Disease

Cruciate Disease

We’ve all heard about footballers getting knee injuries - almost every week there’s something in the news about a footballer tearing their ACL. But it’s very common for dogs to get the exact same injury. The cruciate ligaments are two bands of tough tissue that...

Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are very popular as pets, particularly in families with children as they’re easy to handle and can be very friendly. However, guinea pigs aren’t as straightforward to manage as a hutch and the occasional pat! They’re intelligent, social and have a few...

Easter Hazards

Easter Hazards

It’s nearly that time of year - multiple public holidays, Easter egg hunts, and time to spend with family and friends. Easter is just around the corner, but as always we’d like to remind everyone that there are a few hazards that  pop up at this time of the year for...

Dogs and the Vet

Dogs and the Vet

We all know that cats aren’t the biggest fans of visiting the vet, but seeing us can be a pretty scary prospect for some dogs as well. Dogs can sometimes mask signs of anxiety or stress, or can be showing us behaviours that are easy to misinterpret as being happy or...

Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism

Weight loss is always something we like to look out for in our older feline patients - and sometimes it doesn’t make a lot of sense for a particular cat to be losing weight. It’s not uncommon for us to see older cats with good appetites - even ravenous appetites -...

Cats at the Vet

Cats at the Vet

The stress and worry associated with a vet visit for cats can be a big problem when the time for an annual health check rolls around - and if our cats hate going to the vet then it can be daunting for them to stay in hospital if they are sick. It’s sadly common for...

Behaving Badly?

Behaving Badly?

Animal behaviour can sometimes be a bit of a puzzle to us humans - it’s all too easy to expect animals to act like tiny humans, and get frustrated when they don’t. Very often when we see puppies or kittens come in for their first visits, or their vaccinations, their...

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