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Sarah Cooper BVetMed(Hons) MRCVS

Latest articles by Sarah Cooper BVetMed(Hons) MRCVS

Can asthmatic cats use inhalers?
Cats
Can asthmatic cats use inhalers?
Asthma is a common disease of the lungs, affecting many species of animal including humans and cats. In cats it causes bouts of coughing, wheezing. And in more severe cases, episodes of difficulty breathing, commonly ter…
January 12, 2022 • 22 shares
Sudden changes in exercise - is it bad for a dog?
Dogs
Sudden changes in exercise - is it bad for a dog?
As we go into the new year, many of us are looking at the bathroom scales and deciding that we really need to do more exercise… And of course, many of us will be taking our dogs for a run with us. But while the health be…
January 1, 2022 • 137 shares
What can you do to help your vet?
Life as vet - what its like
What can you do to help your vet?
As we come to the end of 2021, many people are aware of the current crisis in the veterinary world. More pets and fewer vets mean that your local veterinary practice is likely to be under more pressure than ever. So what…
December 30, 2021 • 111 shares
Radioactive iodine for cats - is it worth it?
Cats
Radioactive iodine for cats - is it worth it?
Radioactive iodine treatment is a therapy that your veterinary surgeon may recommend if your cat is diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, is a common disease of older cats. Affected c…
November 24, 2021 • 46 shares
What type of lead is best for a dog who pulls?
Dogs
What type of lead is best for a dog who pulls?
According to the 2020 PAWS survey by the PDSA, pulling on the lead is the most common canine behaviour that dog owners would like to change. A dog that pulls constantly on their lead can be exhausting for both parties an…
November 4, 2021 • 72 shares
My dog's vaccines have lapsed. Do I really need to repeat the course?
Dogs
My dog's vaccines have lapsed. Do I really need to repeat the course?
The majority of pet owners will have received numerous vaccinations themselves over the course of their lives. For most infectious human diseases, after an initial course as babies or young children no further vaccines a…
September 30, 2021 • 74 shares
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