Recognising and avoiding flystrike in rabbits

Recognising and avoiding flystrike in rabbits

Flystrike (also known as Myiasis) is an extremely painful condition that can be very distressing for both owner and rabbit. Due to rabbits’ quiet nature it can often go unnoticed and rapidly become life threatening. Treatment is very tricky and intensive, with...
What is a Vet Nurse responsible for during an anaesthetic?

What is a Vet Nurse responsible for during an anaesthetic?

You sign the consent form, your pet is led or carried away and you have full faith that they will be looked after, you will see them again in a few hours. But how do we ensure they are as safe as they can be during the procedure? Who looks after them and how do we...
Brandy’s Ear – A Case Story

Brandy’s Ear – A Case Story

Brandy’s owners have had a number of foster dogs in their time. However, they were not wholly prepared for the impression Brandy was to stamp (or paw-print) on their lives when the charity, Lab Lifeline, got in touch with an emergency requirement, and he arrived...
Seven Days a Week

Seven Days a Week

It’s everybody’s worst nightmare: At two in the morning, your beloved pet starts having a seizure. You’ve never seen an animal have a seizure before and you aren’t sure what to do. It’s scary to watch, and you’re worried there could be something seriously wrong. You...
We have hospital status: What does this mean?

We have hospital status: What does this mean?

Did you know that not all vets are the same? Fortunately, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has set up the Practice Standards Scheme to help pet owners navigate the world of pet health care, because it is difficult for clients to know what goes on behind...
Why does my dog have jaundice?

Why does my dog have jaundice?

Jaundice is a fairly common sign in dogs – but it’s important to remember that it is a symptom not a disease in its own right. So, if your dog has suddenly turned yellow, don’t expect us to take one look and prescribe treatment! The technical term for jaundice...