What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is the general term for a disorder of the neurological system (which involves the brain, spinal cord and/or nerves) that may cause an animal to have sudden, uncontrolled and often recurring seizures (fits), with or without loss of consciousness; they may also show abnormal behaviours such as air-snapping/fly-biting, excessive vocalisation, aggression without provocation, restlessness… Read more »

Problems Of The Heart

Just like people, our pets are susceptible to heart problems and because our pets are living longer lives than their predecessors, heart disease is seen and diagnosed much more by veterinary surgeons. Heart problems can occur in any breed, age or sex of animal, but some dog breeds, such as the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Poodle,… Read more »

Pet obesity is a growing problem in the United Kingdom with an estimated 1 in 3 dogs, cats and rabbits being overweight. Pet obesity is an extremely serious welfare issue in our pets for the following reasons Obesity is a preventable disease caused by being fed too many calories Obesity can cause a lot of… Read more »

Fun Pet Facts

This week we thought that we would share some fun facts about pet animals that we have picked up over the years. According to the PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report 2017 people 51% of households in the UK own pets, with an estimated population of 9.3million dogs, 10.3million cats and 1.1million rabbits! Rabbits have near… Read more »

Feline Urinary Problems

We see many cats with urinary tract problems such as cystitis all throughout the year and it is a fairly common complaint in both male and female cats of all ages.  Cystitis (which literally means inflammation of the bladder), Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) and Idiopathic Cystitis are terms that are used by veterinary… Read more »

Our pets are living much longer than ever before, thanks to modern advances in veterinary care, medicine and nutrition which is great news. Old age comes to different animals and breeds at different times, for example, a cat may be considered as a senior at around 9-11 years old and a rabbit at around 4-5… Read more »

These pesky blood-sucking parasites are a year-round problem for our pets and they can be a real nuisance. They can really make your pet’s life miserable by causing symptoms ranging from minor irritation and scratching to hair loss, severe allergic reactions and anaemia (This is made even worse if they start biting the humans in… Read more »