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,…Read More →
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…Read More →
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…Read More →
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,…Read More →
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…Read More →
January at City Vet!
January was a very interesting month here at City Vet. You can read about two of the cases we saw during the month below. We hope you find them interesting! Petal Petal is an ex-feral cat, first found by Limerick Feral Cats a few years ago. She is a great character who has gone missing…Read More →
November at City Vet!
Spencer Spencer, a 2 year old male ferret came to City Vet for his annual health check and booster vaccination, an important visit for any pet. He was assessed to be fit and healthy apart from his teeth which needed to be cleaned. A few days later, Spencer was admitted for a general anaesthetic and…Read More →
October at City Vet
Phoenix Phoenix was a frightened little kitten found by Limerick Feral Cats after a kind lady alerted them to his plight. He presented to City Vet with a badly injured forelimb and bloody discharge from his mouth. As he was examined, the vet found he had a fractured jaw and his forelimb would also need…Read More →
New Microchipping Laws
In March 2013, Minister Simon Coveney T.D. announced that from 2016 all dogs will be required to be microchipped by law. There is still a very significant number of dogs not microchipped but numbers are expected to rise in the run up to 31st March 2016. For microchipping to work, owners must make sure that…Read More →
Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) at City Vet
During the month of June, Limerick Feral Cats (LFC) carried out a large Trap, Neuter and Release (TNR) in Limerick City. These cats were brought to City Vet to be neutered once they were trapped. What does a TNR entail? LFC begin by identifying the area in which the feral cats are. They observe the…Read More →