Joanna Woodnutt BVM BVS MRCVS

Latest articles by Joanna Woodnutt BVM BVS MRCVS

When will my vet start neutering and spaying again?
News and Comment
When will my vet start neutering and spaying again?
The COVID lockdown brought ‘emergency-only’ appointments for veterinary practices across the UK. For the first 8 weeks, your pet would only be given an appointment if a delay in being seen would severely affect their hea…
June 22, 2020 • 44 shares
Can cats have an overactive thyroid?
Cats
Can cats have an overactive thyroid?
Hyperthyroidism - or an overactive thyroid - is an extremely common disease of older cats, occurring in about 1 in 10 cats over the age of 10. Unlike many diseases, hyperthyroidism is more common in moggies than purebred…
June 12, 2020 • 138 shares
What Is a Micropig and should I get one?
Farm animal
What Is a Micropig and should I get one?
Micropigs were popular pets back in 2010, when Paris Hilton and stars of The Only Way is Essex bought them. Now they’re facing a resurgence, with popstar Ariana Grande and YouTube stars Logan Paul and Robert reportedly o…
June 6, 2020 • 25 shares
Why Did the Vet Prescribe Pimobendan?
Why did the vet prescribe…
Why Did the Vet Prescribe Pimobendan?
For many owners, getting a diagnosis for their pet, and being given all the medications they need, is a bit of a whirlwind. And often you get home and realise you have unanswered questions or you’ve forgotten what was sa…
June 5, 2020 • 59 shares • 18 comments
Why did the vet prescribe an “NSAID”?
Why did the vet prescribe…
Why did the vet prescribe an “NSAID”?
If your pet has been prescribed an NSAID you might be wondering what it is, and what it does. NSAIDs are one of the most commonly prescribed classes of drugs in animal medicine, with millions of doses given daily. They’r…
May 28, 2020 • 30 shares • 2 comments
Why Does My Dog Eat Poo?
Dogs
Why Does My Dog Eat Poo?
Eating poo, or ‘coprophagia’ is one of the most disgusting habits our dogs can have. It’s actually fairly common for dogs to eat their own poo. About 16% of dogs eating poo at least three times in their lives. There are…
May 16, 2020 • 87 shares
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