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Do I need to clean my dog’s ears?

A common and very simple question without a simple answer. All cases are as individual as the treatment they need. We will talk about how the ears of a ‘normal’ dog work, highlight why problems could occur which lead to a need for cleaning, and detail signs to watch for. If your dog’s ears are functioning normally you should not need to do anything. Just like the old saying goes: ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.’ Cleaning your dog's ears with an inappropriate cleaner or technique could cause problems where there were none. For a demonstration on the best way to clean ears without causing damage, and what to use, make an appointment to see your vet or a vet nurse.
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What is Fatty Liver Disease of cats?

Fatty Liver Disease, or Hepatic Lipidosis, is one of the most common liver disorders of cats in the developed world. It typically occurs when an overweight cat loses weight too fast – either because of an excessively aggressive diet plan (good idea, but poor execution!), or due to some other disease process that results in a loss of appetite. Unfortunately, fatty liver disease is often in itself more dangerous to the cat than the underlying problem, and without rapid and effective treatment, is frequently fatal.
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