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My Puppy Has A Hernia - What Next?
Dogs
My Puppy Has A Hernia - What Next?
You’ve been told your puppy has a hernia. Any medical problem is worrying for a new puppy owner and one that may require surgery to fix is especially daunting. Fortunately, while some hernias may be serious, most puppies…
March 15, 2021 • 70 shares • 1 comments
How to treat cherry eye in dogs
Common Conditions
How to treat cherry eye in dogs
Unlike humans, dogs actually have three eyelids rather than two – the additional eyelid sitting under the inner corner of the eye. “Cherry eye” is the colloquial term for prolapse of this third eyelid. It can be readily…
February 9, 2021 • 272 shares • 1 comments
How and Why do vets Amputate Limbs?
Life as vet - what its like
How and Why do vets Amputate Limbs?
Most people have, at some point, met a pet with only three legs. The reasons for amputating animals' limbs are as wide and varied as the reasons in humans. Some pets develop tumours such as osteosarcomas, which sit in t…
November 24, 2020 • 30 shares • 2 comments
What happens when the vet's removing a lump?
Ask a vet
What happens when the vet's removing a lump?
What is a lump? A lump is a swelling or growth that can appear on or under your pet’s skin. Finding a lump on your pet can be a worrying time but try not to panic – not all lumps are nasty. Lumps and bumps are more commo…
November 21, 2020 • 9 shares • 8 comments
Ruptured cruciate ligaments in dogs - which is the best surgery?
Dogs
Ruptured cruciate ligaments in dogs - which is the best surgery?
Cruciate ligaments are structures within your dog’s stifle (knee) that help support the joint during weight-bearing. If a cruciate ligament snaps or is injured, this can lead to a painful and unstable joint. This will ca…
November 12, 2020 • 64 shares
What happens when your vet does an 'Ex Lap'?
Life and Death
What happens when your vet does an 'Ex Lap'?
What is ‘ex-lap’? So your vet tells you, “your pet needs an ex-lap”. Many thoughts go through your mind. What is an ex-lap? What does this mean for my pet exactly?  ‘Ex-lap’ is short for exploratory laparotomy. It s…
September 2, 2020 • 289 shares
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