• Back problems in dogs are not uncommon and can be due to a variety of causes ranging from intervertebral disc problems such as occur with us (slipped disc), trauma due to a fall or road accident, or infection involving the spinal discs, the bone of the spine or sometimes the nerve tissue itself.

  • Distemper is a highly contagious viral disease of domestic dogs. Some other species, including ferrets, skunks and racoons, are also affected by the disease.

  • Emergencies come in all forms: Road traffic accidents, bites, burns, heatstroke, poisoning and unconsciousness are but a few.

  • This is a tumour originating from the connective tissue of, or beneath, the skin. The tumour is diverse in appearance and several different cell lines produce tumours of similar appearance.

  • With the possible legalisation of cannabis in our news, pet owners are naturally becoming increasingly concerned about the effects of cannabis and cannabis-based products on pets through accidental exposure or consumption.

  • Cardiomyopathy is a term used to describe diseases of the heart muscle (cardio = heart, myo = muscle, pathy = disease). In cats, various different types of cardiomyopathy have been described.

  • The hip is a simple "ball and socket" joint located at the top of both hind limbs. This joint has a wide range of movement in all directions and its efficient function is essential to normal hind limb movement.

  • In recent years, the use of modem veterinary equipment and a better understanding of the theory and practice of fracture repair, has resulted in an improved level of treatment for the cat with a fractured (broken) leg.

  • Also commonly called buster collars and Veterinary collars,these are cones usually made of fairly rigid plastic and fitted to the cat's collar so that they project forwards over the head. They are often necessary following an injury or procedure so the cat can not interfere with its dressing. While wearing a collar, you may need to provide extra care for your cat, such as helping them eat. The reduced range of vision often makes cats nervous or anxious as well.

  • Over 90% of infected wounds in cats result from cat bites sustained during a cat fight. An abscess is a pocket of pus usually under the skin causing a swelling, fever and discomfort.