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Case Story: A rabbit with bladder stones

Today we will meet Cinnamon, a young rabbit who one morning started looking very painful. We will learn how Cinnamon’s vet first diagnosed her problem, what treatment was needed, and the ongoing management of her condition. For anyone with a pet rabbit, Cinnamon’s case will be very important to remember.

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How dangerous is Cat Scratch Disease?

‘Cat scratch disease’ (CSD) is also known as ‘cat scratch fever’, or ‘subacute regional lymphadenitis’, if you prefer. It is a disease of humans, caused by a bacteria called Bartonella henselae which can be transmitted to people following a cat scratch or bite. This bacteria very rarely causes disease in cats themselves, but it can […]

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What is restrictive cardiomyopathy in rabbits?

Restrictive cardiomyopathy is a type of heart disease. Heart disease in rabbits is becoming more common, likely because our pet rabbits are now living longer. Read on and learn how to spot heart disease in rabbits. 

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Sudden onset arthritis in a dog – could it be immune arthritis?

Arthritis is a general term for inflammation and pain of the joints. It is a common condition affecting both people and animals and comes in different forms. In dogs, the most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA), this means pain and inflammation of the joint due to wear and tear. Dogs with predisposing factors […]


Prince’s Story – a Dalmatian with bladder stones

Amy knew that Prince was a handsome looking dog, and she would get admiring looks wherever they went.  The film 101 Dalmatians hadn’t been her only reason for choosing him, but it definitely planted a seed. As well as his striking looks, he was friendly and had a boundless energy that suited their busy lives.  

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What is restrictive cardiomyopathy in cats?

Restrictive cardiomyopathy is the second most commonly diagnosed heart complaint in our feline patients. If restrictive cardiomyopathy has been identified in your cat then you probably have a lot of questions. While your vet is always there to support you, this blog is here to help aid your understanding of this condition and cover some of the key points.