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...
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...

Skin Treatments and Antibiotic Resistance

Question: I can see my dog’s skin has cleared up, so why do I have to bring him back to the vet? When we see your pets for skin infections, we often ask you to come back toward the end of the course of antibiotics so we can re-check the skin. We regularly have...