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Can I give painkillers to my dog?
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Can I give painkillers to my dog?
with so many vets on "emergencies only", it can be very tempting to try to give your pet painkillers at home. The short advice, though, is don’t try this at home without veterinary advice, as it can be dangerous! Read on…
April 6, 2020 • 78 shares
Why is my rabbit not eating?
Rabbits
Why is my rabbit not eating?
When rabbits stop eating, it’s usually serious. As prey species, they’re hard-wired to carry on as if nothing is wrong, to make sure they don’t look weak to a predator. Although there are lots of different reasons a rabb…
June 21, 2019 • 15 shares • 56 comments
Just stiff, or sore?
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Just stiff, or sore?
One of the most common conditions encountered in practice is arthritis, otherwise known as osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease (DJD). It may be underdiagnosed because many owners may see their older dogs ‘slowi…
December 6, 2018 • 48 shares
My dog is panting excessively - What could be wrong?
Dogs
My dog is panting excessively - What could be wrong?
For dogs, panting can be a natural reaction to exertion, heat, excitement, and fear. If the panting is excessive it may be a sign or symptom that something is wrong.
August 10, 2018 • 263 shares • 34 comments
My pet needs to see a vet… but is it an emergency?
Life as vet - what its like
My pet needs to see a vet… but is it an emergency?
Obviously, if you have any doubts - give your vet a ring! There’ll always be someone on duty who will be able to give advice over the phone, even if it isn’t an emergency that needs seeing right now. However, there are o…
September 18, 2017 • 1219 shares • 6 comments
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Communicating with pets: body language versus speaking English
One of the biggest challenges for vets is our lack of ability to have conversations with our patients. This isn’t always a huge problem: for example, if a dog has a broken leg, or a cat has an abscess, the problem is ver…
June 22, 2015