Surgery

How and Why do vets Amputate Limbs?
Life as vet - what its like
How and Why do vets Amputate Limbs?
Most people have, at some point, met a pet with only three legs. The reasons for amputating animals' limbs are as wide and varied as the reasons in humans. Some pets develop tumours such as osteosarcomas, which sit in t…
November 24, 2020 • 26 shares
Ruptured cruciate ligaments in dogs - which is the best surgery?
Dogs
Ruptured cruciate ligaments in dogs - which is the best surgery?
Cruciate ligaments are structures within your dog’s stifle (knee) that help support the joint during weight-bearing. If a cruciate ligament snaps or is injured, this can lead to a painful and unstable joint. This will ca…
November 12, 2020 • 33 shares
Is amputation fair? How well do dogs really cope?
Surgery
Is amputation fair? How well do dogs really cope?
Most of us have seen a three-legged dog running about looking happy and playing fetch without a care in the world. We may not have initially noticed that they only had three legs because they have adapted so well to life…
September 10, 2020 • 230 shares
Cats
"Flank or midline? Should you care which way your vet spays your cat"
So, having bought or rescued a new female cat, you will find yourself with an array of bewildering decisions to make. You have:  Tackled the minefield that is settling on a name that reflects the personality of your…
August 5, 2020 • 124 shares
Foreign Bodies – and where to find them
Cats
Foreign Bodies – and where to find them
It’s an odd phrase, ‘foreign body.’ It’s like something that a caricature of a 1960s Home Office worker might have found. But of course, when we use it medically, we mean something very specific: an object that has sneak…
March 22, 2019 • 44 shares
Anaesthetic Shortage - will it affect my pet?
News and Comment
Anaesthetic Shortage - will it affect my pet?
A number of vet practices have been reporting problems in the last few days in getting hold of the anaesthetic gas isoflurane, due to supply problems from the manufacturers. However, instead of lasting a few days and the…
December 10, 2018 • 2456 shares • 2 comments
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