Baldness in Dogs (Alopecia)
I've been seeing a number of bald dogs in the consulting room recently, and it made me wonder how common a problem it is - and how many conditions there are that can lead to a dog losing his hair! Baldness (or alopecia,…
February 1, 2012 • 9 shares • 24 comments
It may be getting cold outside, but it’s always flea season at home...
I see it almost every day, and constantly warn my clients about it, yet somehow even I wasn’t expecting it – yes, last week my very own cat came home with fleas. ‘How could this happen to me?’ I said, ‘I’m the vet!’ Well…
November 22, 2011 • 4 comments
“No! Not on the carpet!” – Vomiting in Cats
I knew it was going to be a rough day when I walked in and saw that three of my ten morning appointments were vomiting cats.  Second only to the chronically itchy dog, vomiting cats can be one of the most frustrating thi…
December 9, 2010 • 1 shares • 4 comments
Diary of a Puppy’s First Year
We had decided the time was right to get a second boxer for all sorts of reasons. Most importantly, it was right for our older boxer to get a new companion while she was still young enough to enjoy her.... Tilly had her…
January 22, 2010
Beware of Slugs and Snails and Angiostrongylus (lungworm)
To a gardener, slugs and snails can be a nuisance because they eat your plants, but to dogs they can pose a serious health risk because they act as an intermediate host for one of the most serious types of internal worms…
December 3, 2009 • 106 shares • 62 comments
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