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Hot-spots

Hot-spots

Hot-spots are a common problem amongst dogs, and some breeds like golden retrievers, labradors, and rottweilers may be more susceptible to these than others. What is a hot spot? A hot-spot can otherwise be known as a ‘moist skin rash,’ acute moist dermatitis, or...

Hot Weather & Heatstroke

Hot Weather & Heatstroke

We all love spending quality time with our pets on a hot summer’s day. However, we need to stay vigilant in summer, as the warmer weather can expose our pets to several dangers. One of these dangers is heatstroke. Heatstroke, or hyperthermia, occurs when your pet’s...

Christmas & NYE Files

Christmas & NYE Files

The silly season is an exciting time of year, with Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations giving us plenty of reasons to let loose and celebrate. With an increase of visitors, noises, tasty treats, shiny new toys, and interesting smells, this time of year can be...

Looking after your pet’s gums at home + dental offer

Looking after your pet’s gums at home + dental offer

Scroll down for an exclusive July-only dental offer! When was the last time you took your cat or dog to the vet for a dental check-up?  Unlike us, your pet can't speak up if they have an achy mouth, so it is up to you to ensure your pet is not suffering from dental...

Anaesthesia free Pet Dentistry

Anaesthesia free Pet Dentistry

HOT TOPIC: 'Can't you just clean my pet's teeth without an anaesthetic?' Anaesthesia means NO PAIN! We offer pain-free and fear-free dentistry with human-grade, ultra-safe anaesthetics. You may have seen information floating around the pet...

Gut Stasis in Rabbits

Gut Stasis in Rabbits

Everything you need to know about Gut Stasis in Rabbits By Dr Hazel Patterson BSc DVM You may have heard of the term ‘gut stasis’ before, or had a rabbit with this problem in the past.  It is a common and potentially fatal condition affecting rabbits, so as a bunny...

Admitting your pet for a procedure

Admitting your pet for a procedure

Below is a list of common questions (and answers) we are asked by owners prior to bringing their pets in for a hospital procedure. We have also listed the questions/optional extras you will be offered for your pet at the time of admission. If you have any questions...

Dental care is CRUCIAL

Dental care is CRUCIAL

There is now plenty of evidence to prove that dental disease is linked to other problems such as heart valve, kidney and liver disease, so it is absolutely essential we keep an eye on your pet's oral health. When plaque and tartar accumulate on our pet's teeth, it can...

Cruciate ligament surgery – recovery

Cruciate ligament surgery – recovery

How long does recovery take? The joint should function normally or near normally within 3-6 months of surgery. Any arthritic changes present prior to surgery cannot be reversed and unfortunately, arthritic changes can progress very slowly in patients that have...

Cruciate ligament surgery – the options

Cruciate ligament surgery – the options

How is a torn cruciate ligament treated? Correction of this problem requires surgery. There are TWO main techniques we can choose from to stabilize the knee joint: 1. Techniques to artificially replace the action of the cruciate ligament A thick nylon thread is placed...

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