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Spaying Your Cat

By January 31, 2017 · · · 0 Comments

General Information Spaying a female cat is a normal surgical procedure to remove the uterus and ovaries. This ensures she cannot come into season (or ‘calling’) nor become pregnant and helps prevent a several potentially serious diseases when done at the currently recommended age of 8-16 weeks old. Benefits of Spaying Your Cat General Information…

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Are you Worm Aware?

Worms are internal parasites that can affect cats and dogs. They occur in a variety of organs, including lungs, heart, kidney and eye but mainly in the bowel. The most common worms are roundworms and tapeworms which live in the bowel. Although quite common, worms rarely cause serious disease. However, infected pets are a source…

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September at City Vet

Penny Penny is a 1 year old, female spayed cat who came to City Vet as she had been coughing for some time. On examination, she was found to have inflammation at the back of her throat and a slight increase in respiration sounds. Antibiotic treatment was prescribed. When she returned for a recheck examination,…

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Anal Sac Disease in Pets

By September 9, 2016 · · · · 0 Comments

  Cats and dogs have two anal sacs: one being located on either side of the anus. These glands are connected to the anus by a small duct each. The anal sacs have a lining which produces a dark, foul-smelling fluid which is stored by the sacs. The function of this fluid is as a…

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Harvest Mites: How they affect Pets

Harvest mites are mites that are commonly found in forests and grasslands. They can also be known as red bugs, berry bugs or in their larval stage as chiggers. Harvest mites are relatives of spiders. They are nearly microscopic and have an orange hue. They most frequently infect humans and animals in their larval stage…

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Last month at City Vet!

Buddy Buddy, a 4 year old Pomeranian had a swelling under his left jaw area which had been present for a few weeks. The hair was clipped and a thick, syrupy liquid was removed and sent for laboratory analysis and it proved to be saliva. Buddy was diagnosed with a salivary mucocoele; a soft, fluidy…

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Atopic Dermatitis in Dogs

Atopic dermatitis (atopy) is an inherited allergic skin disease of dogs. The condition is characterised by inflammation, itchiness, repeated skin and ear infections. The face, ear flaps, abdomen and underarms areas are affected. Advanced cases have skin changes caused by self-inflicted damage, including red-brown saliva staining of light coloured hair, hair loss and black mottled…

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Canine Cough

Canine Cough is a contagious respiratory tract disease of dogs. Affected dogs have a dry, hacking cough or may retch or gag and appear to choke. Canine Cough is also called kennel cough or canine infectious tracheobronchitis. What is Canine Cough? The main cause is usually a bacteria called Bordetella bronchiseptica and a mix of…

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City Vet’s newsletter for July

Mia Mia is a 3 year old spayed female cat who came home late one evening with a limp. The following morning she was lying in a different place than usual with her leg in an unusual position. Her owner was understandably worried so she brought her to City Vet. Mia was examined by the…

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How to Choose the Right Pet for your Family

In October 2015, Jordan Walker from Coops and Cages wrote a guest blog for Pete Wedderburn about what to consider when choosing a new pet to join your family. You can view the original post by visiting here. Choosing a pet for your family is indeed very exciting. Not only will you be having a…

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