Archive | Diseases in Dogs

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Matters of the heart!

Following on from our TV Vets appearance on ITV’s This Morning last week, we thought we would do a short feature about the heart condition featured on the show. Sub-Aortic Stenosis This heart condition generally affects larger pure-breed dogs such as Labradors, German Shepherds and Newfoudlands. It is the second most common heart condition in […]

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Diabetes; Ten Basic Facts

Diabetes in our pets can be a frightening prospect. Many owners will fret about how the lifestyle of there pet and very often themselves will change. Here are my top ten points owners should be aware of in order to manage the disease successfully at home. Insulin should ALWAYS be kept refrigerated and should be […]

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Alabama Rot-Rise in confirmed cases

Alabama Rot, also known as “Black Death”, has seen a resurgence of cases with at least 8 confirmed in the last couple of weeks. This now totals 81 cases across 27 counties since 2012. The most recent cases have been diagnosed from Manchester to Dorset so do not seem to be localised. Sadly it has […]

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A Recap on Tick Management

As promised we have brought to you the latest information provided by our very own Paul Manktelows’ Times column. Featured last Saturday here are his top tips on how to understand, manage, and prevent these hugely unwanted parasites. From March through to October we see a larger prevalence of ticks throughout the UK. This is […]

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A Tale of Frank the Frenchie

We at Vital Pet Health feel it is important to occasionally feature our readers pets. Especially when their veterinary tales may benefit other loving pet owners. To start with we would like to introduce you to Kirsty, who would like us to tell you her beloved Frank’s tale of injury and recovery. Once upon a […]

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Aiding in the mobility of our elderly pets

As with ourselves in our golden years, our pets too can show signs of slowing down as they reach their dotage. Generally the most common cause of their decreased mobility is through the degeneration of joint tissue, which in turn can then lead to arthritis. Arthritis is, in summary, a condition that describes stiffness, inflammation […]

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Are Your Dog’s Eyes At Risk?

Vital Pet Health have been working on a project to highlight the importance of eye care in dogs.  Paul has contributed to the campaign, offering expert tips.  Watch the video with the latest news. We all want what is best for our dogs and when something changes in their behaviour, owners are often quick to sense a […]

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All you need to know about Kennel Cough – Advice from the Vet

Kennel Cough Well it’s that time of year when we are all thinking about summer holidays.  As a dog owner we have to make decisions – to take our dog with us, or not… The Vital Pet Health Vets have put this professional document together to advise you about the specifics of Kennel Cough. Kennel cough or Infectious Canine Tracheobronchitis, is […]

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Addison’s disease in Dogs

Addison’s disease is rare but potentially fatal for dogs.   All you need to know about Addison’s disease is in this article by Paul Manktelow BVMS MSc MRCVS.   The symptoms of Addison’s disease include increased thirst and urination, anorexia, lethargy, vomiting and dehydration.  It’s important to seek veterinary attention immediately to treat this serious disease.  It is deadly! The […]

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Lungworm – The Dog Killer

Lungworm (Angiostrongylus Vasorum) is a parasite that infects dogs with potentially fatal consequences.  Infected dogs can suffer from acute breathing problems, neurological problems and can even bleed to death!  Make sure you understand this important disease and ensure your dog is protected. Lungworm is transmitted by common slugs and snails which dogs can ingest either purposefully of accidentally. Dogs […]

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