Surgery

Starving pets before surgery – is it really needed?
Surgery
Starving pets before surgery – is it really needed?
It is a standard protocol to withhold food from patients before they undergo a sedation or an anaesthetic for a period of time - both in the veterinary and human field. However, over the past few years the number of hour…
November 11, 2021 • 54 shares
Keyhole spay – is it the right choice for my dog?
Dogs
Keyhole spay – is it the right choice for my dog?
A dog spay is one of the most common routine surgical procedures in small animal practices. A laparoscopic spay, also known as a ‘keyhole spay’ is a more modern alternative surgical method than the traditional spay. Lapa…
October 2, 2021 • 39 shares
Why does my dog need “rehabilitation” after cruciate surgery and what does this involve?
Dogs
Why does my dog need “rehabilitation” after cruciate surgery and what does this involve?
Did you know that the most common orthopaedic disease in dogs is cruciate ligament disease of the stifle joint, the dog equivalent of the knee? The knee joint in dogs (and people) contain a pair of ligaments that form an…
September 13, 2021 • 32 shares
How are broken legs treated in rabbits?
Rabbits
How are broken legs treated in rabbits?
Rabbits make amazing pets and quickly become members of the family with their unique personalities and loveable nature. It, therefore, is incredibly hard when they are injured or unwell. A particularly difficult injury t…
June 14, 2021 • 14 shares • 2 comments
What happens when a vet removes an eye from a dog?
Dogs
What happens when a vet removes an eye from a dog?
These are dramatic, but not uncommon or even difficult operations. Dogs manage quite well with only one eye and the cosmetic effect is often kinder than people imagine, with the cavity covered over with hairy skin, that…
June 7, 2021 • 12 shares
What is BOAS surgery, and why is it needed?
Dogs
What is BOAS surgery, and why is it needed?
If you own a short-nosed dog, or are considering getting one, there’s a good chance you will have heard about BOAS. Here, we’ll look at the condition, the causes and when surgery might be needed. We’ll…
April 15, 2021 • 33 shares
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