What items in my house/garden could be dangerous to my pet?

The most common poison cases we see here in City Vet are as a result of exposure to household items. These could include: common foods (e.g. chocolate, coffee, grapes/raisins, nuts, yeast dough), human/animal medicines garden plants e.g. lilies and cats (very toxic and can cause kidney damage) garden pesticides, animal insecticides, rotting rubbish or compost…

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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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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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Pet Obesity

What is Obesity in Pets? Obesity is an excess of body fat and is the most common nutritional disease in cats and dogs. An animal is considered obese when their body weight exceeds their optimum bodyweight by 15% or more.  Obesity in the pet population is quite literally a growing problem! Obesity is simply caused…

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Things to do if your pet has Arthritis

By November 6, 2015 · · · · 0 Comments

Hill’sTM Pet Nutrition and City Vet in Limerick in Ireland have got together to produce this essential guide to caring for your pet with arthritis. With some extra care and the support of your local veterinary practice, your arthritic pet can live a happy life. Find out how here. Don’t ignore it if you see…

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Pet Safety at Halloween

Halloween is upon us again and many pet owners are now dressing up their pets and decorating their homes for Halloween. In this blog, we will deal with the safety issues this can pose and how to have a pet friendly Halloween celebration. There is also a blog on how to help your pet should…

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Halloween Tips for Fearful Pets

A large percentage of dogs and less so of cats become stressed or fearful around Halloween as they are exposed to excess noise, excited children, costumes, visitors etc.  This can also be a very stressful time for owners, many of whom are unaware as to how to help their pets.  We have put a few…

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Grooming Your Pet

Grooming is another important aspect of caring for your pet. Some pets suffer from ear infections while others may need their nails clipped regularly. This blog will give you some tips on how to clean pet’s ears, clip their nails and pluck hairs from their ears.   How to clean your Pet’s Ears Not all…

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Spaying or Neutering Your Pets: Myth v’s Fact

There are many widely held beliefs surrounding neutering or spaying your pets. This article based on Spay Aware’s website, www.spayaware.ie, deals with these in an effort to dispel the myth. The Myth: “Shouldn’t A Female Pet Have One Litter First?” The fact is allowing a female dog or cat to produce a litter does not…

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Spaying or Neutering Your Pets: The Numbers

Spay Aware Week 2015 runs from 24th May to the 31st May. The main aim of Spay Aware week is the promotion of a key message; spaying or neutering your pets is an essential part of responsible pet ownership. Here are some numbers from Spay Aware’s website, www.spayaware.ie, to support the message. • An unspayed…

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