Dog health advice
Dogs can be trusted companions, fun friends, hilarious sidekicks and great company. Owning a dog is a big responsibility, but put in the time to train and really get to know your four-legged friend, and you will enjoy one of the most rewarding relationships of your life. We can supply the hints, tips, advice and healthcare if you supply the infinite quantities of love and affection!
Learn more about pet diabetes from what signs should you look out for, to how to treat a pet that has been diagnosed with diabetes.
Learn more about how arthritis can affect dogs as they get older, and the symptoms to look out for with this painful stiffening of the joints.
Learn more about Canine Babesiosis, symptoms range from mild to severe and include lethargy, fever, anaemia, an enlarged abdomen, weight loss and jaundice.
Heart Disease In Large Dogs
DCM is a form of heart disease in medium to large breed dogs such as St Bernards, Dobermans, Boxers & German Shepherds. Contact your practice to find out more.
Fatty Lumps And Lipomas
lipomas, or fatty lumps, are very common in dogs. In fact every year nearly 2% of the doggy population are diagnosed with one! While they are tumours, lipomas are just made up of fat cells and so are mostly completely benign.
Heatstroke In Dogs
Learn how dogs can easily suffer from over-heating or heatstroke in hot weather, and what actions to take if your dog needs to cool down.
Diabetes In Dogs
It is estimated that 1 out of every 100 dogs that reaches 12 years of age will develop diabetes. Diabetes mellitus, the most common form of diabetes, is caused by a problem with the production of a hormone called insulin.
Cognitive Dysfunction In Dogs
Sadly we all know that when people age they can develop dementia, but did you know it happens to our dogs too? In fact, over a quarter of 11-12 year old dogs might be showing signs of doggy dementia, which is known as ‘cognitive dysfunction’.
Kennel cough is an infectious disease that causes a nasty cough in affected dogs. A vaccination is available to help protect your dog against these signs.
Glaucoma In Dogs
Glaucoma occurs when the pressure inside the eye increases past normal. This happens because the normal drainage of fluid from within the eye is reduced. This fluid is there to keep the eye inflated, and normally is produced and drained at a constant rate. The drainage can be blocked by a defect in the structure of the eye, or by another eye problem which then impacts on the drainage.