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Why did the vet prescribe benazepril?
Medicines
Why did the vet prescribe benazepril?
Benazepril is a relatively commonly prescribed drug in both human and pet medicine. It can be useful in the management of different conditions, including heart disease, kidney disease, and high blood pressure (hypertensi…
August 21, 2021 • 29 shares
Why did the vet prescribe water tablets?
Why did the vet prescribe…
Why did the vet prescribe water tablets?
Diuretics are medicines used to treat fluid retention. Your pet’s kidneys manage fluid levels in their body. If their body is dehydrated, the kidney reabsorbs water preserving as much as possible. If blood volume and blo…
October 24, 2020 • 21 shares
Does my cat have heart disease?
Cats
Does my cat have heart disease?
Now there’s a good question! Albeit, not one with an easy answer… Firstly, we should remember that there is a difference between heart disease (a structural or functional change to the heart) and heart failure (a state w…
September 24, 2020 • 79 shares
My vet said my dog has a heart murmur – should I be worried?
Common Conditions
My vet said my dog has a heart murmur – should I be worried?
A heart murmur is a noise related to abnormal blood flow in or out of the chambers of the heart. This is usually only audible with a stethoscope and can be heard in addition to, or instead of, the normal heart beat sound…
July 8, 2020 • 55 shares • 10 comments
Grain-Free Food: Is it Good or Bad?
Controversial topics
Grain-Free Food: Is it Good or Bad?
In the first of a new series on “controversial topics”, we asked vet student Joe Dunne to review the evidence on Grain-free foods for dogs, and the potential health issues. Here’s his take on the situation! Pet food manu…
June 23, 2020 • 413 shares • 8 comments
Why Did the Vet Prescribe Pimobendan?
Why did the vet prescribe…
Why Did the Vet Prescribe Pimobendan?
For many owners, getting a diagnosis for their pet, and being given all the medications they need, is a bit of a whirlwind. And often you get home and realise you have unanswered questions or you’ve forgotten what was sa…
June 5, 2020 • 58 shares • 12 comments
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