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9 Ways to Stop the Itch

10 October 2019

Throughout the year, we see itchy dogs almost every day, spending their time scratching, nibbling and licking. Hair loss is almost always inevitable, with secondary infections complicating the problem. You will have seen some or all of the following symptoms many times...

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Rabbits and fireworks don’t mix

10 October 2019

The summer is now a faded memory, and our thoughts turn to a colder season, with frost, rain, wind and festive celebrations. Fireworks will start to emerge as the evening draw in, and with this come the consequences of stress to so many of our patients. People without pets will often be completely unaware of the problems they cause, but anyone with a dog, cat, rabbit or horse will know of the terrible anxiety and distress fireworks can cause.

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Write your CV and go for an interview – 14 top tips

10 October 2019

The CV your write for yourself is often your only initial opportunity to make a good impression to a potential employer, helping you stand out from the crowd. It can’t be stressed enough how important it is to spend time and effort on the content and presentation.

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10 ways to treat a Corneal Ulcer

10 October 2019

Corneal ulcers are defects of the ‘cornea’, which cause many of our patients’ problems throughout the year. The cornea is a transparent, avascular, moist and unpigmented tissue at the front of the eye. It’s supplied by nerves, making it very sensitive to even the smallest hair or particle of dust. It has a thin outer layer (epithelium), a thick middle layer (stroma) and a very thin inner layer (endothelium).

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Understanding Canine Cushing’s

10 October 2019

Cushing’s syndrome (hyperadrenocorticism) is common in dogs and occurs due to an overproduction of cortisol from the adrenal glands. There are three types of Cushing’s disease.

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Reduce the risks of NSAID’s

10 October 2019

Controlling inflammation in our patients occupies a considerable amount of time in our professional lives, as most conditions that involve trauma, infection or pain will have an inflammatory component. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a vital tool in our armoury, being used for the control of acute, chronic and perioperative pain. NSAIDs are in fact the most common analgesics used for long term conditions with chronic pain. They have both analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects and are among the most successful medicines in the world. 

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