Sarah Cooper BVetMed(Hons) MRCVS

Latest articles by Sarah Cooper BVetMed(Hons) MRCVS

How much fat do cats actually need in their diet?
Cats
How much fat do cats actually need in their diet?
Fat is often thought of as a bad thing in terms of food. But that’s not necessarily the case especially when it comes to our domestic cats. Cats are classified as obligate carnivores. This means that they require nutrien…
December 8, 2022
Can arthritis in dogs be fixed with surgery?
Common Conditions
Can arthritis in dogs be fixed with surgery?
Arthritis, or more correctly osteoarthritis, is a very common condition in our canine companions. Osteoarthritis occurs due to “wear and tear” causing a loss of the cushioning layer of cartilage within a joint. This in t…
November 11, 2022 • 9 shares
Will pet insurance premiums rise with inflation?
Pet Insurance
Will pet insurance premiums rise with inflation?
We all dread the thought of our precious pets becoming ill or getting injured, and worrying about how to pay for expensive veterinary bills only adds to this distress. Many people very sensibly take out pet insurance to…
September 29, 2022 • 7 shares • 28 comments
Is chemotherapy cruel in dogs?
Animal Welfare
Is chemotherapy cruel in dogs?
For many people, chemotherapy is a very emotive subject. Chemotherapy is defined as the treatment of disease using chemical substances; however, it is usually used more specifically to refer to the treatment of cancers u…
September 9, 2022 • 52 shares
Why should I feed a dog with cystitis a special diet?
Dogs
Why should I feed a dog with cystitis a special diet?
Cystitis is a common canine condition, particularly in female dogs. Cystitis means inflammation of the bladder. This can be caused by lots of different factors including bacterial infections, urinary stones and underlyin…
August 9, 2022 • 6 shares
Why shouldn't we feed muesli to rabbits?
Pet Diet and Nutrition
Why shouldn't we feed muesli to rabbits?
Rabbits are an increasingly popular pet. They certainly look cute and are often perceived to be an inexpensive, family friendly companion. Unfortunately without the right care these lovable creatures are prone to a numbe…
July 16, 2022 • 15 shares
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