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Covid-19 and domestic pets

12 May 2020

During this pandemic, it’s likely and reasonable that many owners will be extremely worried about their pets. After all, they are our special family friends with whom we share time and space together. In this article, we review what we know so far and give some practical advice to help our clients and patients stay safe.

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Animal abuse – look for the signs

12 May 2020

We’re all struggling with the measures taken to control the current spread of Covid-19, especially with self-isolation, lockdown and social distancing taking over our lives. This pandemic has imposed all sorts of financial and emotional stress on our society, with some worrying consequences for us and our patients.

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Urine sediment analysis – a practice laboratory guide

12 May 2020

Urinalysis can potentially provide lots information about the urinary system as well as other body systems, and can be used to; evaluate patients with clinical signs related to their urinary tract, assess an animal with a systemic illness and monitor any positive or negative responses to treatment. In this article we look at the value of microscopic examination of sediment.

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Urinalysis – using your practice laboratory

12 May 2020

Despite the fact that urinalysis is an extremely useful clinical tool, it’s frequently undervalued in veterinary practice. We use it mainly to assess the health of the kidneys and the urinary system, but it can also help reveal problems in other organ systems, as well as helping diagnose metabolic diseases such as diabetes mellitus. It’s generally safe, poses no health risks and has no direct side effects. All in all, it’s a valuable tool for both healthy and sick animals and should be included in any comprehensive evaluation of a pet's overall health.

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Stress cystitis – why do cats suffer and how can we help?

12 May 2020

If you work with cats, you’ll certainly be aware of the need to manage their environment to keep them as stress free as possible. Ignored or left uncontrolled and many of them will go on to develop a variety of stress related complaints such as Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC).

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Feline anxiety – helping a cat with idiopathic cystitis

12 May 2020

Many cats become anxious and stressed for no obvious reason, but there will usually be a number of triggers making them unsettled. Some of these cats will go on to develop cystitis, and with these patients we always need to take time to carefully investigate the problem and find the root of the problem. In this article we look at some of the common causes of feline stress and 10 ways to help a cat struggling with idiopathic cystitis.

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