Vet Blog

Tips, advice and talking points

Bite wounds

29 May 2019

“Stabilise and treat with our 11 top tips”. Bite wounds are really common, so much so that most veterinary practices have to deal with the consequences of them on a daily basis. The problems they cause can range widely from the trivial to life-threatening. Because of this it’s critical you make a detailed initial assessment to enable you to triage them in relation to the rest of the workload.

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The rabbit spay

29 May 2019

There is no doubt that most small animal vets and nurses are seeing more and more rabbits. They’re social and interactive, making excellent small companions. The good news is that many of our clients want to treat them as they would their dog or cat and are prepared to offer them the best. It’s for this reason we should always be talking about neutering, as there are so many health benefits to be realised.

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Lyme disease in dogs and cats

29 May 2019

Lyme disease is a chronic, debilitating disease that can infect dogs, cats and humans. It’s caused by a spirochete called Borrelia burgdorferi and is spread by ticks, primarily the sheep tick, Ixodes ricinus. Animals become infected following a bite from an infected nymph or adult.

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Feline Colitis

29 May 2019

How many times have you been presented with a cat with diarrhoea? For anyone who’s ever owned a cat, you’ll appreciate this problem is certainly one you want resolving as soon as possible. It’s unpleasant for everyone and especially for the patient.

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Rabbit analgesia

29 May 2019

We’re all used to giving dogs and cats pain relief pre and post-surgery, as well as for chronic conditions such as arthritis, but how often do we think about our rabbit patients.

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Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease

29 May 2019

As a profession we all have a duty to promote improvements in animal welfare. Preventative health schemes are key to helping the lives of our patients, and one part of this includes the use of vaccinations.

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