Prevention

  1. Springtime Means Itchy Skin

    Springtime means itchy skin

    As the warmth of spring arrives, our furry friends can become itchy due to skin allergies caused by grasses, pollens and other allergens.

    These allergens can be dust mites, mould, certain types of food, and some insects. Some pets can also have irritated skin as a result of flea infestations.

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  2. The Geriatric Cat & Thyroid Disease

    Thyroid disease

    “My cat seems to have lost weight, but he is still so hungry. Is he just getting old?"

    An older cat who is losing weight but still hungry is a presentation that Vets see regularly. The cause is usually hyperthyroidism, and a routine blood test can usually confirms this diagnosis.

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  3. 6 Signs of Dementia

    6 signs of dementia

    Have you got an older dog who is awake more at night or getting confused at times? Have you just put it down to 'old age'?

    Your dog may be suffering from canine dementia, a disease also known as Canine Cognitive Dysfunction.

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  4. Spring Skin

    Springtime

    Spring is in the air, but with the warmer weather comes the inconvenient things that cause itchy skin!

    Fleas commonly set off an attack of the itches, but pets can also be allergic to grasses, trees, plant pollen, dust mites and moulds, as well as certain foods.

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  5. Can Cats Really Get Asthma?

    Cats with Asthma

    Asthma can be a debilitating disease in humans but did you know that our feline friends are also susceptible to this life-changing condition?

    It helps to learn what to look out for in your feline friend.

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  6. The 3 Signs of Dental Disease

    Dental disease is one of the most common conditions we see in veterinary practice.

    The problem is, it’s an insidious disease and pet owners often don’t even realise their pet has an issue until it is pointed out.

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  7. Winter Pets

    Winter is here, read our top tips to help keep your pet safe:

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  8. How To Keep A Senior Pet Happy

    How To Keep A Senior Pet Happy

    Senior pets are special. They are loyal and loving and in most cases, will have been through a number of major life events with you.

    The senior years can creep up on our furry friends and most people aren’t even aware that dogs and cats are classified as senior when they reach 8 years of age!

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  9. Could your pet have arthritis?

    Could your pet have arthritis?

    If you’re finding it a bit harder to get out of bed on these colder mornings, spare a thought for your pet.

    Arthritis loves to rear its ugly head around this time of the year and the reason your pet might be sleeping in more than usual could be due to pain.

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  10. My cat is so hungry but is still losing weight

    My cat is so hungry but is still losing weight

    It’s not an unusual presentation, an elderly cat that is losing weight but is ravenous day and night.

    Once diabetes, another common cause of these symptoms, has been ruled out it may very well be the endocrine (hormonal) disease hyperthyroidism.

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