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Wildlife - to treat or not to treat ...

Wildlife - to treat or not to treat ...

As vets, we are regularly presented with wildlife casualties which we have an obligation to treat, if only for the prevention of unnecessary suffering, which can mean immediate euthanasia. Very quickly, we not only have to determine what has actually happened to that animal, but we also then have to assess how likely it will be that it can be successfully released back to the wild such that it has a good chance... read more »

Getting cats and dogs to live together

Getting cats and dogs to live together

Many of our clients have multi-pet households, for all sorts of reasons, and many of those involve keeping dogs and cats together. So many times though, we hear that the dogs and cats don’t get on together, but many of us also find that they can become the best if buddies if they are introduced correctly at the start. Even dogs that naturally chase cats out of the garden or other small furries, such... read more »

Why is my dog shaking or trembling?

Why is my dog shaking or trembling?

We frequently receive calls from worried owners about why their dogs are shaking or trembling. There is a very long list of possible causes but generally, persistent noticeable shaking or trembling is a sign that something is not right, so you need to find out what the matter is as soon as possible. Few dogs feel the cold in the quite the same way as humans. They have permanent fur... read more »

Why is my cat limping?

Why is my cat limping?

There are many reasons why a cat might become lame, most of which are benign, but some of which are more serious. First of all, is the lameness affecting one or more limbs? Then we need to know if it is a sudden onset (acute) lameness or something that has been coming on for a while (days, weeks or months which would be called “chronic”). Has your cat been outside recently when they could have had... read more »

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