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Common Conditions

Questions to ask your vet

21st January 2021
Have you ever made a mental note of a list of questions to ask your veterinarian, only to forget what they are as soon as you arrive? Whether it’s your pet’s crazy antics or a busy clinic, it’s easy to forget the important things you’ve been meaning to bring up. However, the ... read more

Your pet's pearly whites

20th September 2019
Dental disease is common in four out of five cats and dogs over three years of age.When was the last time you made an appointment to check on your pet’s oral health? While you’re busy taking care of your dog or cat’s immediate needs – such as feeding, grooming, vaccinating ... read more

Does my pet have conjunctivitis?

15th August 2018
Conjunctivitis is a common form of inflammation or infection found in humans, caused by cold and herpes simplex viruses. However, did you know your dog – and even your cat – can get it too? Believe it or not, your pet can be just as vulnerable to getting conjunctivitis, or pink eye, as the hum ... read more

Heartworm Disease

18th January 2018
The warm weather brings barbecues and the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors without getting too cold. Unfortunately, it also brings mosquitos. While this is not too much of a problem in the New England area, if you travel with your dog, prevention should be something you consider.  These li ... read more

Spring - Desexing

19th September 2017
Spring can bring more than expected!   One of our favourite parts of spring is that the days are getting longer, and there is more daylight to enjoy leisure activities when we get home from work. This increase in sunlight also has an effect on our cats – a period of longer days following a ... read more


27th July 2015
This week we might cover some common poisonings we see in household pets. Most are by accidental ingestion (animals are curious, and most poisons are packaged with an attractive base such as cereal to make them more likely to be eaten by the target), but it pays to know the signs. Rat bait First u ... read more

Itchy Animals, Pet Allergies

20th July 2015
It's a new week and this week we will look at itchy animals, the causes, and how to manage them. Itchy animals are really common and most have a seasonal pattern though some are year rounders. It's awful for them, frustrating and irritating for you and can end up a misery for all involved. Allergie ... read more

Dental Disease

13th July 2015
Dental disease is common to both cats and dogs, especially as they age, but there are predisposing factors such as being a short nosed breed (as all their teeth are crammed into a smaller mouth), a miniature or toy breed (for the same reason), having an overbite or underbite (as teeth don't occlude ... read more


6th July 2015
Obesity is pretty common in animals and can have both subtle and serious effects on your pet. Obesity is more or less 100% human fault as we are usually the single source of calories for our animals. We will look at risks and consequences of obesity and how to recognise Body Condition which is ... read more


30th June 2015
DIABETES MELLITUS. More commonly known as just Diabetes.  This is a disease of glucose metabolism whereby the animal has loads of circulating blood glucose but either a deficiency in insulin (type 1) or a resistance to insulin (type 2). It is most common in middle-aged to older animals. Dogs ten ... read more

Cushings Disease

29th June 2015
CUSHINGS or Hyperadrenocorticism, HyperA for short. Cushings is a disease involving overactive adrenal glands and high levels of circulating corticosteroids. It can be primary adrenal (ie. adrenal tumour) or secondary to a small tumour in the brain controlling the release of stimulating hormones. ... read more