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City Vet’s newsletter for May

Cody Cody is a 4 year old, male Bichon Frise who needed surgery to have his cruciate ligament repaired after it ruptured. Cody’s owner brought him to City Vet as he wasn’t putting any weight on his right hind leg and he was stiff after getting up. On examination it was decided to give him…

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Terrible Ticks

Terrible Ticks Ticks are external parasites that can attach themselves to your pet and gorge on their blood. They are mostly found in woodlands and long grassy areas but they can also be found in gardens and parks. An empty tick is often the size of a sesame seed but they become more obvious to…

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Lungworm – Is your dog at risk?

Lungworm – is your dog at risk? The life-threatening lungworm Angiostrongylus vasorum is carried by slugs and snails. If your dog swallows one of these common garden visitors there is a risk it could become infected. Lungworm is a life threatening disease which appears to be on the increase. For dogs to become infected they…

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Canine Asthma

Dogs, like people, can also develop asthma. Asthma in dogs is more commonly referred to as allergic bronchitis. It usually includes wheezing and shortness of breath due to spasms and constriction of the upper airways. The condition is caused by an allergic reaction to something in the environment, which causes an inflammatory response in the…

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Feline Asthma

It may be a little known fact that pets can also suffer from asthma. In this blog, we will concentrate on Feline Asthma. Feline Asthma is similar to human asthma. It is a chronic inflammation of the small passageways of a cat’s lungs. When an asthma attack occurs, these passageways thicken and constrict, making it…

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City Vet’s Newsletter for April

Here we give you a little insight to two interesting cases seen at City Vet recently. We hope you find it just as interesting as we did. Jack Jack came to City Vet as a stray cat with some serious injuries after presumably being hit by a car. He had a very sore front leg,…

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City Vet’s newsletter for March

Spike Spike is a green Iguana who came to City Vet because part of his tail had turned black and it was beginning to become increasingly black along its length. Once our vet had examined Spike, he suspected that Spike’s tail had been damaged and the blood supply affected so it had become necrotic, meaning…

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Is Chocolate Poisonous to dogs?

In April 2011, Pete Wedderburn wrote a piece on chocolate poisoning in small dogs for The Telegraph coming up to Easter. You can view the original piece here. Everyone knows that fireworks are dangerous to pets. Yet this time of year – Easter – is a far riskier time for dogs for a simple reason:…

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Pet Dental Health Care

Dental problems in pets are often overlooked and can lead to significant health problems. Gum disease is the most common disease in adult dogs. Gum Disease Progression The disease begins when bacteria and food material stick to the surface of your pet’s teeth. These bacteria then form an off-white, sticky layer called dental plaque. If…

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How to Brush your Pet’s Teeth

Brushing your pet’s teeth regularly is a great way to keep their gums and teeth healthier and fight gum disease. The best way to introduce this routine is gradually which will mean they (and you!) will learn to enjoy the experience. If your pet already has brown staining on their teeth, brushing will not remove…

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