Articles by Laura Waring BVetMed MRCVS

Why are my cat’s eyes dilated?
Cats
Why are my cat’s eyes dilated?
Cats have very distinctive eyes; the iris or coloured part of the eye. It can range in colour from blue to greens or hazel or copper appearance. The pupil is the black part of the eye seen centrally which controls how mu…
July 7, 2021 • 11 shares
Can reptiles get a fever?
Common Conditions
Can reptiles get a fever?
Reptiles are increasingly popular pets. Animals such as cornsnakes, leopard geckos, tortoises and bearded dragons are commonly kept in the UK. Reptiles, however, have very different care needs to more typical pets such a…
April 18, 2021 • 1 shares
What is patella luxation in dogs and how is it treated?
Common Conditions
What is patella luxation in dogs and how is it treated?
The patella is the small bone also known as the kneecap, and patella luxation simply means a dislocating kneecap. Patella luxation is a relatively common condition affecting dogs and occasionally cats. When a normal heal…
April 9, 2021 • 1 shares
My guinea pig has a sore eye - what should I do?
Common Conditions
My guinea pig has a sore eye - what should I do?
Guinea pigs are members of the rodent family, and are popular pets in the UK. If cared for correctly guinea pigs are reasonably robust animals; however, as with any pet, they can sometimes succumb to illness. Sore eyes a…
April 3, 2021 • 1 comments
Will BOAS surgery work for my French Bulldog?
Common Conditions
Will BOAS surgery work for my French Bulldog?
We all know many short-nosed dogs struggle to breathe, due to “BOAS” - Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome. And sadly, lovely as they are, Frenchies are particularly prone to the problem. But beyond medical manage…
March 14, 2021
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 • 94 shares
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