Liz Buchanan BVSc MRCVS

Liz qualified as a vet in 2005 and has worked in a wide range of small animal practices.

Latest articles by Liz Buchanan BVSc MRCVS

Why do vets put animals on drips?
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Why do vets put animals on drips?
Drips, it has to be said, can seem scary. They're clear bags full of liquid. There are different mixtures of liquid for different occasions, as advertised on the side of the bag. The liquid runs through a tube, down a ne…
July 23, 2020 • 53 shares
How do we know when is it time to put our pet to sleep?
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How do we know when is it time to put our pet to sleep?
I have always hated this question, although most clients ask it sooner or later. I have heard it so many times, over the heads of much-loved but declining pets. It's a horrible subject. Horrible and very emotive, but tha…
May 30, 2020 • 133 shares
My rabbit isn't eating, is that a bad sign?
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My rabbit isn't eating, is that a bad sign?
This one is an emergency. Larger animals, particularly carnivores and omnivores, can go for a few days without eating. But rabbits are different.
May 5, 2020 • 47 shares • 2 comments
Should I get a dog or a cat?
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Should I get a dog or a cat?
This is the first in a new series, taking a (slightly tongue in cheek!) look at different pets - their advantages and disadvantages to us, but also their needs and requirements. We asked one of our vet bloggers, Liz, to…
April 22, 2020 • 18 shares
The restrictions on Veterinary Practices in the UK are going to be loosened
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The restrictions on Veterinary Practices in the UK are going to be loosened
There has been an announcement. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has announced that the restrictions on Veterinary Practices in the UK are going to be loosened. Let us consider what that might look like and what…
April 14, 2020 • 202 shares • 4 comments
Can scientists help dogs to live longer?
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Can scientists help dogs to live longer?
You probably haven't heard of Agnes Sligh Cambell. She was born in America in 1888, the daughter of two Scottish immigrants. She liked to write and published several novellettes that have mostly been forgotten. But you m…
February 17, 2020 • 47 shares
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