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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Cat Fights and Cat Bites

By February 14, 2017 · · 0 Comments

Why do cats fight? Cats fight with other cats to protect their territory, or to gain more territory. Bite wounds are common in cats; over 90% of infected wounds are from cat bites. These wounds are frequently infected and without treatment cats can become very ill. Bite wounds are more common in male cats, especially…

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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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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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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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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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Car Safety Tips When Travelling in Summer

If you do not want to put your pet into a boarding kennel and would prefer to bring them with you on your staycation in Ireland this summer, there are some things to take into consideration. This blog will address these issues. Car Safety It can be very dangerous to drive with unrestrained pets. Not…

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Putting your Pet in Boarding Kennels

By July 17, 2015 · · · 0 Comments

Summer time has arrived and with it, an increase in the number of pets being put into kennels as their owners head away on holidays. This blog will address the issues to look out for and the preventative health measures needed before and after putting your pet into kennels. Choosing a Boarding Kennel There are…

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Travelling Abroad with Your Pet

By July 12, 2015 · · · · · 0 Comments

Dogs, cats and ferrets can travel to and from EU countries and many other countries without quarantine and return home with limited formality. Pets need to have a microchip, be vaccinated against rabies and have a pet passport. They are also required to have a full veterinary health check within 5 days of travelling out…

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Spring Season for Pets

By April 21, 2015 · · · · · · · · 1 Comment

In this blog I will address some commonly seen issues pets experience during spring time. Allergies Skin diseases are the most common reason for owners taking their pets to their vet. The affected pet licks, scratches or rubs itself excessively causing irritation or damage to its skin. Pets with allergies may be irritated all year…

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