Vetster option 01 (Blog)

Lucy Carter

BVSc MRCVS

I graduated from the University of Liverpool in July 2020 and have been working in small animal practice since then, in both first opinion and referral settings. I have a special interest in anaesthesia and pain management. Outside of the vet world I am kept occupied by my Patterdale Terrier, Flossie, and enjoy CrossFit.

Latest articles by Lucy Carter

What dog makes the best pet for families with small children?
Dogs
What dog makes the best pet for families with small children?
Dogs can be a wonderful addition to any family, providing companionship, a reason to get outside every day and unconditional love. All dogs have their individual personalities, and each family is likely to have a differe…
May 24, 2022
How can we afford to insure older dogs?
Dogs
How can we afford to insure older dogs?
Insurance is often recommended to pet owners, in case of a requirement for veterinary treatment, be that for long-term treatment or in the case of an emergency. However, you will notice that as your dog gets older, insur…
May 8, 2022 • 33 shares
Why did the vet prescribe phenobarbital?
Medicines
Why did the vet prescribe phenobarbital?
If your pet has been prescribed something called phenobarbital, you might want a bit more information on what this drug is and how it will help your pet. Read on to find out more!…
April 28, 2022 • 47 shares
How do I know if a rabbit is in pain?
Animal Welfare
How do I know if a rabbit is in pain?
Rabbits are becoming an increasingly popular pet in the UK, and it is important that owners are fully aware of all of their needs, from diet, to housing. It is very likely that at various points in their lifetime, a rabb…
April 26, 2022 • 35 shares
Do painkillers shorten a cat’s life?
Cats
Do painkillers shorten a cat’s life?
Animals can experience pain, just as humans do, with an endless list of causes. Obviously, we want to be able to manage this pain, and we can do so with painkillers. However, with some conditions, these may be needed for…
March 31, 2022 • 65 shares
When is it too early to start painkillers for dogs with arthritis?
Animal Welfare
When is it too early to start painkillers for dogs with arthritis?
Arthritis is a condition involving inflammation of the joints. It is very common in our canine companions, especially as they get older. Certain breeds may also be more likely to develop the disease, such as Labradors, G…
February 26, 2022 • 50 shares
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