Sarah Cooper BVetMed(Hons) MRCVS

Latest articles by Sarah Cooper BVetMed(Hons) MRCVS

Why does my dog have hiccups?
Dogs
Why does my dog have hiccups?
There’s no getting away from it, hiccups in dogs, and puppies in particular, are very cute. From the little squeaky noise to the surprise on their faces, in most cases they are a perfectly normal part of life. But what c…
September 24, 2023 • 29 shares
How reliable are FIV/FeLV tests?
Cats
How reliable are FIV/FeLV tests?
Many cat owners will have heard of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV).  They are two serious viral diseases of cats, and both can cause suppression of the immune system, leading to an i…
August 5, 2023 • 13 shares
Are poultices worth it?
Products
Are poultices worth it?
Poultices have been around in human medicine for hundreds if not thousands of years. They were traditionally made of a soft moist concoction involving various plants, grains and herbs that was often warmed and then appli…
June 27, 2023 • 9 shares
Is a special intestinal diet for dogs worth it?
Dogs
Is a special intestinal diet for dogs worth it?
Upset tummies in our pet pooches are not uncommon. They can be caused by many things including unpleasant bacteria or viruses, some potentially questionable dietary choices (bin food anyone?) and occasionally something a…
June 13, 2023 • 23 shares
What to expect in a diabetes clinic at the vets
New vet
What to expect in a diabetes clinic at the vets
Any owner who has had a pet diagnosed as being diabetic knows what a worrying time it can be. There is so much to think about, new skills to learn and the constant worry of whether you are doing things right. The good ne…
May 11, 2023 • 11 shares
The problem with
Animal Welfare
The problem with "anaesthetic-free" dentals
Dental disease is a really common problem in our cats and dogs and, understandably, many owners want help by caring for their pet’s teeth. Anaesthetic free dentals certainly sound appealing both in terms of costs, availa…
April 2, 2023 • 200 shares
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