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My puppy keeps scratching its ears, what is the problem?
Dogs
My puppy keeps scratching its ears, what is the problem?
New puppies are great fun, but sometimes it can be hard to tell what is normal behaviour and what might be a cause for concern. One example is ear scratching - how common is it, and is it likely to be a problem?…
September 2, 2021 • 34 shares
Why do sheep need to be sheared?
Farm animal
Why do sheep need to be sheared?
We are all familiar with the bucolic image of sheep grazing fields, their woolly coats making them look like small clouds drifting along. Or in wintertime when it snows, and either they blend in the snowy surroundings, o…
August 24, 2021 • 40 shares
Is my dog allergic to living with me?
Common Conditions
Is my dog allergic to living with me?
House dust mites are present in all our homes, regardless of our cleaning regimes. Some sources suggest 10% of dogs have significant allergies and house dust mite affects a third of these dogs. These tiny members of the…
January 2, 2021 • 2 comments
Is skin disease in dogs inherited?
Ask a vet
Is skin disease in dogs inherited?
Within Veterinary Medicine it is well accepted that allergic skin disease in dogs has a hereditary basis. Or at least, there exists predisposition towards allergic skin disease with certain breeds of dogs. This underlyin…
September 30, 2020 • 35 shares • 1 comments
Does my dog have a skin infection?
Common Conditions
Does my dog have a skin infection?
Skin infections can have a wide range of causes. From cuts and scrapes to illness. The veterinary term for this is pyoderma, and in this article we'll look at some of the most common causes and treatments. But first, le…
August 1, 2020 • 38 shares
What's an ulcer? And does my pet have one?
Common Conditions
What's an ulcer? And does my pet have one?
Why do animals get ulcers? A Very General Veterinary Guide 'Ulcer' is an ugly sort of word in my opinion. This is appropriate, because ulcers are painful and unpleasant. But what - exactly - is an ulcer, where are they f…
July 30, 2020 • 44 shares
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