Archive | Diseases in Dogs


What dangers can Spring bring to pets?

  Cases of poisonings in pets are often associated with the Christmas period, but Spring also has its dangers. Several flowers can be toxic to your pets so it is important to avoid them and know what signs to look out for. Bluebells Bluebells are common spring flowers seen in British woodlands. Dogs are usually […]

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Might your dog have parvovirus?

Parvovirus infection in Dogs

Canine parvovirus (CPV) first appeared in 1978 killing thousands of dogs.  It is found throughout the world although incidence in the UK has decreased dramatically with vaccination. CPV infection is characterised clinically with anorexia, vomiting, diarrhoea and weight loss.  Severe cases can result in septicaemia and death. Parvovirus may affect dogs of all ages but […]

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Pet dental care

Your pet and dental diseases

This is the most common form of dental disease and refers to the teeth and supporting structures around the teeth. It starts with the formation of plaque (food and bacterial debris) on the tooth surface. This leads to gingivae (gums) becoming very sore and inflamed. This inflammation is termed gingivitis. The plaque eventually hardens and […]

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Dog skin allergies

Allergic Skin Disease in Dogs

Allergies, and in particular allergic skin diseases, are one of the most common conditions seen in domestic animals. They can also be one of the most difficult to treat and one of the most frustrating for all concerned. They are caused by an over reaction of the immune system in response to contact with foreign […]

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Animal arthritis and the benefits of physiotherapy

The most common type of arthritis is Osteoarthritis. This affects most dogs and cats and other animals in their lifetime. Perhaps most surprisingly, there is no real age when it can start. There are some dogs as young as 1 year old with arthritis. Most commonly it will be older animals. There are many reasons […]

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harvest mite

Harvest Mites – An Itchy Problem

Sad though it may be, we are now heading in to autumn. What does this mean for our dogs?  Well this is the time of year that we get lots of calls about dogs going frantic, scratching or biting at their paws, and developing red lumps.   Have a close look at the itchy areas […]

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Anal Sac Disease in Dogs

The anal sacs or anal glands as they are commonly called, are two pouches situated on either side of the anus. There is one on the right and one on the left side at roughly the 4 o’clock and 8 o’clock position. The sacs are lined with special cells which secrete a very strong smelling […]

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Anal Furunculosis in Dogs

Anal furunculosis is a disease affecting the tissues around the anal area. It is most commonly seen in German Shepherd Dogs although the disease is not exclusive to this breed.    (more…)

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