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Why does my vet always want to do expensive tests?
Life and Death
Why does my vet always want to do expensive tests?
Have you ever wondered about the differences between human and veterinary medicine? A GP or pre-operative consultation will usually involve questions about your symptoms rather than a ‘nose to tail’ examination. Human me…
December 6, 2020 • 651 shares
When should I be concerned that my dog or cat is bleeding?
Common Conditions
When should I be concerned that my dog or cat is bleeding?
Most people get queasy at the sight of blood, and for good reason. In both people and animals, bleeding is usually a sign that medical attention is required. Understandably, the sight of your beloved furry companion blee…
December 2, 2020 • 45 shares
Help, my cat’s been hit by a car - what happens next?
Life and Death
Help, my cat’s been hit by a car - what happens next?
Unfortunately, many cats are injured during road traffic collisions every year. Their innate desire to roam and inability to understand the dangers posed to them when crossing roads can lead to life-threatening injuries.
October 30, 2020 • 320 shares
What is GDV in dogs and how is it treated?
Dogs
What is GDV in dogs and how is it treated?
GDV stands for ‘Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus’, which is a syndrome that affects large breed dogs. It is caused by an accumulation of gas in the stomach which causes it to swell and bloat. The ‘volvulus’ can occur as t…
October 21, 2020 • 4 shares • 1 comments
Is my dog at risk of a pyometra?
Life and Death
Is my dog at risk of a pyometra?
You might have heard of pyometra before; despite being common, it is one of the most deadly diseases that we vets come across. …
October 6, 2020 • 244 shares • 12 comments
What happens when your vet does an 'Ex Lap'?
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What happens when your vet does an 'Ex Lap'?
What is ‘ex-lap’? So your vet tells you, “your pet needs an ex-lap”. Many thoughts go through your mind. What is an ex-lap? What does this mean for my pet exactly?  ‘Ex-lap’ is short for exploratory laparotomy. It s…
September 2, 2020 • 288 shares
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