Archive: Mar 2013

What is eclampsia in dogs?
Common Conditions
What is eclampsia in dogs?
Whether you are a seasoned breeder, planned first timer or unexpected owner of a pregnant dog, it is wise to be familiar with the problems that can crop up. From pregnancy, giving birth and into early parenthood. This wi…
January 31, 2021 • 60 shares • 1 comments
Short-Nosed Dogs: What is BOAS?
Common Conditions
Short-Nosed Dogs: What is BOAS?
BOAS stands for brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome. A brachycephalic dog is one with a short nose - brachy means short, and cephalic head, which means the skull bones are short and give the face and nose a squash…
January 30, 2021 • 95 shares
Do vaccines cause cancer in cats?
Cats
Do vaccines cause cancer in cats?
Vaccines (as we are all too aware at the moment!), are life-saving preventative medicines. Worldwide, they reduce both the frequency and severity of many infectious diseases in humans and animals. Whilst rigorously teste…
January 29, 2021 • 56 shares
Can Alabama Rot be treated?
Common Conditions
Can Alabama Rot be treated?
Alabama rot is a rare disease of dogs which has been identified in the UK since 2012. “Alabama Rot” is also known by its more technical name of cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy or CRGV. Cases of CRGV are seen…
January 28, 2021 • 542 shares
Do dogs need distemper vaccines?
Dogs
Do dogs need distemper vaccines?
Distemper is a highly infectious virus which affects dogs, ferrets and foxes. The virus can cause a number of syndromes from a mild lethargy and high temperature to severe respiratory disease or inflammation of the nervo…
January 27, 2021 • 9 shares
StreetVet Q&A - Ending the Choice of Pet OR Shelter for the Homeless
Animal Welfare
StreetVet Q&A - Ending the Choice of Pet OR Shelter for the Homeless
Imagine having to choose between somewhere warm to stay or keeping your pet. That’s the predicament that many homeless people face. Tim Sandys BVSc MRCVS, a volunteer vet for StreetVet, understands this choice better tha…
January 26, 2021 • 114 shares
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