Breed Health


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    Convulsions, (also known as fits or seizures)

    What is a convulsion? A convulsion is not just one form of reaction. In a dog a convulsion can take many forms, from loss of consciousness to incontinence, you dog may also show signs of mental and behavioural changes or contraction of the body muscles.  A convulsion can be caused by epilepsy, toxins, trauma and…   Read More »

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    Introducing a new cat into the household

    How should I choose appropriate housemates? Cats are very sociable animals but do not need to live with other cats. It is, therefore, very important to carefully select your new cat to ensure they get on with your existing cat(s) and they can both live a happy life. The most successful multi-cat households are based…   Read More »

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    Hyperthyroidism – Overactive Thyroid Gland

    Hyperthyroidism means an overactive thyroid gland and is very common in older cats, it is very rare for cats under the age of 8 to suffer from this condition. Hyperthyroidism is a hormonal disorder  that causes an increase in production of thyroid hormones, produced by the thyroid gland which is situated in the neck.  …   Read More »

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    Diabetes Mellitus

    Diabetes Mellitus is a medical condition where the cat has too much sugar in their blood, this excessive sugar level is caused by a deficiency of the hormone insulin which is secreted by the pancreas. Without insulin, the body can’t process and breakdown glucose in the blood resulting in high blood sugar levels. Diabetes is…   Read More »

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    Cystitis and Lower Urinary Tract Disease

    Cystitis is the inflammation of the urinary bladder, when cats develop diseases of the lower urinary tract (bladder and urethra) they are called ‘feline lower urinary tract diseases’.   What are the signs of feline lower urinary tract disease? Frequent urination Difficulty in urinating Blood in urine   What causes the disease? Cats can develop…   Read More »

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    Coping with Pet Loss

    The death of a pet is always very upsetting and an event many of us have experienced. Unfortunately pets do not live as long as humans and although we are aware of this fact, saying goodbye to a pet can be one of the hardest situations to deal with. People cope with the stages of…   Read More »

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    Antibodies or immunoglobulins, as they are sometimes known, are large proteins that circulate in blood. The antibodies are used by the immune system to identify and neutralise foreign bodies such as bacteria, toxins and viruses. Antibodies can react with these foreign bodies and render them harmless, however, the number of antibodies gradually reduces with time…   Read More »

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    The Treatment of Ulcers in the Stomach or Intestine

    When your pet is diagnosed with an ulcer in the stomach or intestine they may be prescribed one of many different medicines used to treat this condition. The medicine prescribed will depend on the treatment required – some create a barrier over the ulcer which ensures the ulcer is protected from stomach acid, others work…   Read More »

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    Antibiotics to Treat Bacterial Infections

    Antibiotics are prescribed to pets to treat bacterial infections. There are various types of antibiotics and the type your veterinary surgeon prescribes will depend on the infection. To ensure infections do not become resistant to the antibioticsit is important that the complete course of treatment is administered.   How to administer the antibiotics Before administering…   Read More »

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