Monthly Archives: February 2022
February 28, 2022
Most of us have heard of high blood pressure in people but probably haven't realised that the condition can affect our feline companions too. High blood pressure or hypertension usually occurs as a symptom of another underlying disease such as kidney disease or hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), but it can be a standalone condition with no discernible cause.
February 16, 2022
Otitis Externa aka inflammation (redness and swelling) of the external ear canal is a very common condition in dogs – in fact, despite it being one of the most common conditions seen in dogs – it can be a frustrating condition to manage.
February 08, 2022
Puppies despite their sweet appearance can be hard work for the uninitiated! Ownership of a cute little bundle of canine joy, therefore, can be a steep learning curve and this is where veterinarians can help to smooth out the corners by providing some gentle training advice.
Start as you mean to go on
All puppies are adorable. The same cannot be said of babies, but similarities do exist – the main one being that neither comes with an instruction manual! One of the biggest reasons pets sadly end up being re-homed is behavioural issues that literally drive their human family up the wall, but things don't ever have to get this far.
Age-appropriate behaviour and training
Age-appropriate training throughout the early months can go a long way in starting owners down the road of enjoying a well-adjusted, biddable adult dog at the end of it. Veterinarians are in the ideal position of being able to provide n
February 02, 2022
We are a nation of dog lovers but as Professor Eric Morgan from Belfast University reminds us; we tend to forget or don’t wish to focus on the less salubrious aspects of canine ownership such as the risk presented not just to public health but the health of our four-legged friends by Toxocara Canis or roundworm.