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Samples – how they help your vet

Laboratory tests are used by vets to help them diagnose disease in sick pets. Increasingly they are also used as part of a routine …

Permanent identification of your pet

Stray dogs and cats are a big problem in many countries. In the UK alone it is estimated that more than £250 million a year is spent by local …

Managing pain in pets

Long term (chronic) pain is as debilitating in animals as it is in people. Constant pain significantly reduces pleasure in life and can lead to …

Living with a deaf cat

Deafness is quite common in cats, particularly in older cats and cats with a white hair coat and blue eyes. Although deafness may cause a cat …

Living with a blind cat

Just like people cats normally use their vision for getting around, as well as hunting and interaction with other cats. However, a cat with poor …

Insect stings

On a warm summer afternoon when your cat is playing in the garden they are at risk from inadvertently disturbing the local wildlife. Wasps and …

Injection techniques

Administration of medicine by injection is often referred to as giving by the parenteral route (this means that the treatment does not enter the …

Health insurance for your cat

In recent years huge advances have been made in veterinary medicine. Vets can now do things to improve the health and welfare of cats that …

Giving your cat medicines

For most veterinary treatments it is important that medicines are given correctly. In the hospital, trained staff give medicines and it is important …

Caring for your pet before and after surgery

Most pets will have an operation at some stage in their life, eg for neutering (spaying or castration) or to treat a disease. Nowadays most …

Caring for the amputee cat

There are a number of reasons which may necessitate the removal of an animal’s leg. The two most common of these are severe trauma, for …

Caring for a kitten

Cats are now our most popular domestic pet. Some people acquire a cat almost by accident but if you make a conscious decision to get one you should …

All about worms

It can be alarming to discover that your cat has worms but it should not come as a surprise. All pets are affected at some stage in their life …

All about neutering

It is a sad truth that the number of kittens born every year is far greater than the number of good homes that can be found for them. As a result, …

All about fleas

Fleas are the most common parasite in cats – and every cat is likely to be infected at some stage in its life. However, with the advent …

BVA/KC Elbow Dysplasia Scoring Scheme

Elbow dysplasia is a common and often debilitating joint disease affecting many larger breed (usually pedigree) dogs. Affected dogs have a genetic tendency …

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