Latest articles by Jenny

The Spleen: What does it do and how will my dog manage if it has to be removed?
The spleen is one of those organs of the body that most people have heard of but many are uncertain where it is and what it actually does. Although it has several important functions, dogs can manage to live a normal lif…
March 25, 2013 • 450 shares • 376 comments
Dog Castration: a step by step guide to the operation
Dog Castration: a step by step guide to the operation
Deciding whether to castrate or not Castrating or neutering a male dog is an operation requiring a general anaesthetic. Both testicles are removed. As with all operations, the advantages and disadvantages should be consi…
February 8, 2013 • 445 shares • 205 comments
Remember,'s time to plan for fireworks night 2012. Cats and dogs that are scared of fireworks.
Fireworks can be an enjoyable spectacle, but not for everybody. Many dogs and cats are very frightened by loud noises, and in some this fear is severe enough to be a noise phobia. For these pets and their owners, the day…
October 10, 2011 • 1 shares
Cassie the diabetic Retriever
Cassie the retriever dog was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus last year, and has twice daily treatment with insulin. Apart from her injections, and regular blood tests, she is able to lead a normal life and do all the th…
July 18, 2011 • 2 comments
Urinary Incontinence in Bitches
We all dread our pets growing old, and one of the problems we tend to associate with ageing is urinary incontinence, or leakage. Although this happens mainly in older bitches, it is not a problem that has to be just live…
June 6, 2011 • 31 shares • 25 comments
Gastric Torsion in Dogs
Also known as Bloat, Twisted Stomach, Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus or GDV, this condition is one of the most serious emergencies in small animal practice, and it can make all the difference to the outcome if it is recogni…
March 16, 2011 • 2788 shares • 128 comments
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