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Kennel Cough

Kennel cough or infectious tracheobronchitis, is a common infectious condition which causes distressing paroxysms of coughing and can persist for weeks.  Despite the name “Kennel Cough” a dog does not have to be in kennels to contract the condition.  It is contagious in a similar manner to the common cold, so is easily spread by […]

Hyperthyroid disease in cats

An over active thyroid or hyperthyroidism, is a common disease in older cats. It causes a variety of different signs and can cause major problems to the heart and kidneys. As our cats get older they often get slightly quieter, sleep more and eat less anyway; the most common initial sign of hyperthyroidism is eating […]

Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a common and often debilitating joint disease affecting many larger breed (usually pedigree) dogs. Affected dogs have a genetic tendency to develop the disease but the severity of the disease can be influenced by other factors. What is an inherited joint disease? Inherited diseases are genetic conditions passed from parents to their […]

Gastric Dilation and Volvulus (GDV)

This refers to when the stomach dilates and twists on itself. It is a condition that occurs very quickly and is fatal if not treated. Even if the stomach has not twisted it can still put pressure on the lungs, making it difficult to breathe, as well as compromising the blood return to the heart. […]

Feline Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus, also known as “sugar” diabetes is a complex disease that is common in cats; a recent survey suggests that nearly 1:200 cats are diabetic. Diabetes in cats, like diabetes in dogs and people, arises because there is either not enough insulin produced or alternatively the body doesn’t respond to the insulin as it […]


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