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

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
Are there any uninsurable breeds of dog?
Dogs
Are there any uninsurable breeds of dog?
It is always recommended that you get insurance for your dog, as you never know when they might need veterinary care. We all know that veterinary care costs money. Therefore getting insurance can provide peace of mind, a…
February 25, 2022 • 27 shares
Is there palliative care for cats?
end of life
Is there palliative care for cats?
In the majority of cases, it is inevitable that we as owners have to make the decision about end-of-life care for our pets. We hear about palliative care a lot in human medicine, but how can it be applied to veterinary m…
February 16, 2022 • 57 shares
Does weight loss really help with arthritis in dogs?
Common Conditions
Does weight loss really help with arthritis in dogs?
Obesity is a problem that has a high prevalence within the canine population and one of the most common nutritional diseases. A recent study from the Royal Veterinary College suggests that approximately 1 in 14 dogs in t…
February 4, 2022 • 25 shares
Do cats feel pain like humans do?
Behaviour
Do cats feel pain like humans do?
As owners, it’s not nice to think about our pets being in pain. As humans, we know how pain feels for us, in all it’s different forms. However, it can be difficult to comprehend how animals can experience it too. The art…
January 22, 2022 • 77 shares
Do I need to vaccinate my pet to get insurance?
Pet Insurance
Do I need to vaccinate my pet to get insurance?
Getting your pet vaccinated is generally recommended, in order to protect your pet against serious, but preventable, disease. Getting pet insurance is also recommended, as you never know when your pet may require medical…
January 18, 2022 • 47 shares
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