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A Guide To Obesity In Dogs

Canine obesity is a common problem in the UK – vets estimate that approximately half of all dogs are overweight!

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A Guide To Obesity In Cats

Feline obesity is a common problem in the UK, with an estimated 39-52% of cats being overweight or obese.

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A Guide To Myxomatosis in Rabbits

Myxomatosis is a very serious viral infection that affects rabbits – it has a mortality rate of 95-99%.

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A Guide To Limber Tail in Dogs

Limber tail is a relatively common condition that affects dogs, and is also known by many other names, including cold tail, rudder tail, swimmer’s tail, broken tail or acute caudal myopathy (to give it it’s proper name).

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A Guide To Leptospirosis In Dogs

Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that can infect dogs and cause serious damage to the kidneys and liver – it is potentially fatal. It can also infect humans where it causes the condition known as Weil’s disease.

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A Guide To Kennel Cough in Dogs

Kennel cough is the common name given to ‘canine infectious tracheobronchitis’ – an upper respiratory tract infection that is caused a number of different viruses and bacteria, often in combination.

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A Guide To Idiopathic Vestibular Disease in Dogs

Vestibular syndrome is relatively common in older dogs and tends to present as a sudden loss of balance, wobbliness, head tilt, falling, rolling and flickering of the eyes (nystagmus).

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A Guide To High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) in Cats

Just like humans, cats can suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension) and this can be damaging for their eyes, kidneys, heart and nervous system.

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A Guide To Hot Spots in Dogs

Hot spots are also referred to as wet eczema and are sore patches on a dog’s skin that can develop very quickly, over just a few hours.

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A Guide To Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Hip dysplasia is a painful genetic condition where one or both hip joints do not develop properly in puppyhood.

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A Guide To Heatstroke in Dogs

Dogs are less effective than humans at cooling themselves down.

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A Guide To Heart Murmurs in Cats

A heart murmur is an extra heart sound, in addition to the normal ‘lub-dub’, which can be heard when listening to the heart with a stethoscope.

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