Archive: Mar 2013

Poisons and Hazards
Fly strike in rabbits
Rabbits are particularly prone to a condition called fly strike or myiasis, which happens when flies lay eggs on the rabbit and these develop into larvae (maggots). Usually eggs are laid where the skin is broken or soile…
May 18, 2010 • 8 shares • 2 comments
Dogs
Osteoarthritis in dogs.
This week I met a lovely 12 year old Labrador called Amber, who has been suffering for some time now with osteoarthritis. She is on a combination of two treatments, which keep her quality of life good although her condit…
May 12, 2010 • 9 shares • 10 comments
Dogs
Lungworm Photo Shoot
In my career both as a vet and in the media I’ve been asked to do some fairly strange things – pulling a guinea pig’s head out of a coconut, dressing up as a 50’s garage mechanic in the Blue Peter pantomime and dancing t…
May 6, 2010 • 13 shares • 2 comments
Lily poisoning in cats
Cats
Lily poisoning in cats
Lilies are beautiful flowers, exotic in appearance and heavily scented. They are often included in bouquets and floral arrangements, but cat owners need to know that they are extremely poisonous if eaten, or even if poll…
May 2, 2010 • 96 shares • 139 comments
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