Veterinary News 

All our team spend extra time outside of work making sure they keep up to date with the very latest research and development in Veterinary Medicine and surgery. Our staff pride themselves in being able to offer you the best and most appropriate advice keeping your pets individual requirements interest at heart.

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EPIC study performed for Dogs with heart disease

Heart disease is common in our patients. The very lastest clinical trials performed have proved that treatment before symptoms develop provides over 15 months survival time.

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Alabama Rot

 Alabama rot, has been confirmed in 112 dogs across 31 UK counties, and has a mortality rate of 80%. 
Its cause is unknown, but a bacteria present in water sources and soil, might be involved in the cause of the disease.
 More cases are reported between November and March, especially in dogs walked in wooded or wetland areas.

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What does your dog's urine color means?

Urine is normally pale yellow and darkens with concentration. Other colors are abnormal and require further investigation.
  • Syrup or brown ale - Severe dehydration, liver problem
  • pink to reddish- Foods, medications or blood 
  • Blue or Green- Bacteria, food dyes or medication
  • Foaming or Fizzing- too much protein in the diet or kidney disease

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Grain free Dog food

There is a growing trend towards grain-free diet due to the common belief that they are more natural and allergy free. But so far there is no evidence to suggest grain-free diets are better.
In fact the commonest cause of food allergies in dogs and cats is protein; with beef, chicken,fish and dairy products the biggest culprits.

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The Big Tick Project

In recent years, ticks have become a rapidly growing problem across the UK, the distribution of ticks is estimated to have expanded by 17% in the last ten years, and the abundance of ticks have increased at 73% This growing threat is thought to be due, in large part, to the warm, wet winters that the UK has been experiencing. 

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Diabetes in cats

The incidence of Diabetes in domestic cats has risen five-fold in the past 20 years.A recent research established diabetes mellitus in one-in-four UK cats is caused by a pituitary gland tumour. Dust from substances such as fire retardants in household furnishings and ingested by cats could be causing the tumours.