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Spring Health Tips For Dogs

Spring into Health: Essential Tips for Keeping Your Dog Happy this Season As winter melts away and nature begins to bloom, there’s an undeniable sense of renewal in the air. As we emerge from the cozy confines of our homes, our furry companions are equally eager to frolic in the newfound warmth of spring. However,…
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It’s All About Those Anal Glands

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll delve deep into the anatomy, function, and potential issues surrounding pet anal glands. Whether you’re a seasoned pet owner or a curious novice, join us as we unravel the mysteries behind these fascinating glands. What are anal glands? The anal glands produce a foul-smelling, oily fluid that serves several purposes…
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Pet Poison Prevention Month

Keeping your pets safe with tips for pet poison prevention. As responsible pet owners, ensuring the safety and well-being of our furry companions is a top priority. With Pet Poison Prevention Month underway, it’s crucial to educate ourselves about common household hazards and take proactive steps to protect our pets from potential dangers. In this…
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Hip Luxation In Cats and Dogs

Understanding Hip Luxation in Pets: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment! Hip luxation, or hip dislocation, is a condition where the head of the femur (thigh bone) slips out of the acetabulum (hip socket). It’s a painful and potentially debilitating condition that can affect both dogs and cats. What are the causes of hip luxation in cats…
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Can Dogs Eat Pancakes?

Whether you enjoy fluffy or crepe-like pancakes, we can’t help but wonder if our furry friends can enjoy this treat with us. Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, is a tradition in some cultures where people make and enjoy pancakes. While it can be a fun and tasty tradition for humans, it’s important to…
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Flea & Worming Protocol

Flea & Worming Prescribing & Dispensing Protocol After seeking further guidance from the Royal College Of Veterinary Surgeons, we have made changes to the way we prescribe Flea and Worm treatments and introduced a new protocol  As flea and worm prescriptions now need to be associated with a physical examination, we have decided to conduct…
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Luxating Patella In Dogs

Is your furry friend struggling with a wobbly gait, occasional limping, or difficulty extending their hind leg? These could be signs of patella luxation—a common orthopedic issue in pets. Patella luxation (luxating patella) in dogs is a condition where the kneecap (patella) moves out of its normal position within the groove of the thigh bone…
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Damaged Cruciate Ligaments

Cruciate ligament injuries are a common orthopedic issue in dogs, affecting their hind limbs. This blog aims to provide a thorough understanding of cruciate ligaments, the causes of injuries, common symptoms, diagnosis, and available treatment options. Cruciate ligaments in dogs play a crucial role in stabilising the knee joint, also known as the stifle joint.…
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Corneal Conditions In Dogs

Various corneal conditions can affect dogs, ranging from mild irritations to more serious issues. Here are some common corneal conditions seen in dogs, the symptoms to look out for, and what the treatments are. Let’s have a look at the conditions: Surgical Intervention Options Diamond Burr Keratectomy This surgical technique involves using a specialized tool…
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Cherry Eye In Dogs

Cherry eye surgery in dogs is a procedure performed to correct the condition known as cherry eye, where the gland of the third eyelid (nictitans gland) protrudes or prolapses from its normal position. Did you know? The third eyelid, or nictitating membrane, is a protective membrane located in the inner corner of the eye. It…
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Eyelid Conditions In Pets

Ectropion and entropion are two different eyelid conditions in pets. In this article we explain the conditions in more depth, what you should look out for, and what the treatment involves. What Is Ectropion? Let’s begin with Ectropion, ectropion is an eyelid abnormality observed in pets where the lower eyelid turns outward, away from the…
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