hip dysplasia dogs
Canine hip dysplasia is a complex disease and a subject that many dog owners seriously worry about. There is a lot of information out there on the internet, but unfortunately like all subjects, some of it is inaccurate or of poor quality. It can theoretically occur in any breed of […]

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs


cat jumping arthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) is extremely common in pets of all ages, but it is more common in middle and old age.  For many animals it can be debilitating or even life-limiting.  Early diagnosis is key. Starting to treat your pet when symptoms are mild can help slow the progression of the […]

Managing Arthritis in Dogs and Cats


vomiting dog
Diarrhoea with or without vomiting is probably the most common complaint I see in my consulting room every day. So, it’s likely you have already taken your pet to your vet for this reason in the past. Most of the time both diarrhoea and vomiting are self-limiting and resolve within […]

Vomiting and Diarrhoea in dogs and cats: Should I be ...



I see dogs and cats every day with gum disease and tartar build up that requires de-scaling under general anaesthetic.  I get asked by owners if there is anything they can do to prevent it happening again.  The answer is yes! Just 60 seconds a day (or 2 minutes every […]

60 seconds a day doing THIS will save you hundreds ...


kitten vaccinations
The short answer is yes for outdoor dogs and cats, but you need to make sure your vet is not giving unnecessary vaccines in that booster they are giving… Dogs In the UK, we routinely vaccinate dogs against: Parvovirus (haemorrhagic gastroenteritis) Distemper virus Adenovirus (Hepatitis) Leptospirosis Optional: Bordetella Bronchiseptica (“kennel […]

Do I really need to have my pet vaccinated every ...


So here’s the first post… what can I say? Well, knowledge is power and this website is here to give you all you need to make informed decisions about your pet’s healthcare. If your dog needs an X-ray – does he need to be sedated?  If your cat has fleas […]

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