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Infosheets

How can acupuncture help my pet?

Although most of animal health ailments treated with acupuncture is musculoskeletal conditions, its efficacy reaches beyond that, treating infectious, noninfectious, and behavioral diseases.

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Setting up the house for Dogs & Cats with mobility challenges

Assessing needs for mobility, bedding, nutrition, and hygiene can improve the quality of life and health of your pet.

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It's hard to know the best age to desex your pet with so much conflicting information.

We believe that for the majority of dogs and cats the optimal time to desex is prior to the onset of puberty at approximately 5.5 – 6 months of age.

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Read this to help stop your cheeky pup from biting.

Biting puppies can turn into a serious problem. Read this handout to find more information on how to stop your puppy from biting.

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Is your pet about to have an anaesthetic?

Modern general anaesthetics are very safe and the chance of encountering any problems is very low. These days there are many different ways to perform an anaesthetic.

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What is Hip Dysplasia?

Hip dysplasia is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that occurs during an animal's growth period. Signs are variable, some animals' show no signs whiles others show crippling lameness and develop arthritis. Luckily, we can help!

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Anal Gland Surgery

There are a number of reasons why your pet might have to have its anal glands removed. The main reason we find is because they are coming in regularly to be expressed.

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Medially Luxating Patella

Some dogs will show no obvious symptoms of this condition and it may be picked up in a general health check but others will show skipping or signs of intermittent lameness.

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Cruciate Ligament Disease

Modern general anaesthetics are very safe and the chance of encountering any problems is very low. These days there are many different ways to perform an anaesthetic.

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TTA (Tibial Tuberosity Advancement)

Hip dysplasia is an abnormal formation of the hip socket that occurs during an animal's growth period. Signs are variable, some animals' show no signs whiles others show crippling lameness and develop arthritis. Luckily, we can help!

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De Angelis Repair

There are a number of reasons why your pet might have to have its anal glands removed. The main reason we find is because they are coming in regularly to be expressed.

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Lucy, an amazing story!

Some dogs will show no obvious symptoms of this condition and it may be picked up in a general health check but others will show skipping or signs of intermittent lameness.

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Ever wanted to know about acupuncture for your pet?

Most of animal health ailments treated with acupuncture is musculoskeletal conditions; its efficacy reaches beyond that, treating infectious, noninfectious, and behavioral diseases.

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Canine Myofunctional Therapy

Is your dog getting that little bit older? Starting to struggle when getting up? Seeming to be unbalanced when walking? Recovering from a recent orthopaedic surgery? Experiencing anxiety problems? An athlete? If so, then Canine Myofunctional Therapy may be beneficial to them!

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Cherry Eye

My dog has cherry eye, now what? Only surgical treatment is effective and aims to replace the gland to it’s normal position.

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Idiopathic/Interstitial Cystitis

30-50% of cats that have an episode will have further episodes within 12 months. Luckily, there are things you can do to reduce the frequency and severity of the condition.

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Dry Eye

Drying of the cornea can lead to permanent damage. Find out more information here!

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Should I euthanize my pet?

Having to consider euthanasia for our pets is one of the most difficult decisions we can make in our lifetime. To help you make this decision, please read this.

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Heart Murmur

Most dogs, when an accurate and early diagnosis is made and appropriate treatment has commenced, lead a normal life for many years.

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Post Sedation and IV Anesthesia Care

Following a sedation your pet may take a while to fully recover. Your pet may be sleepy, shiver and be a little unsteady on their feet. Please read this to get all the information you need on helping your pet recover from an anaesthetic or sedation.

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Canine Senior Health Checks

It can be very difficult when you are told your dog is considered a senior. Our pets play such big roles in our lives and are such vital parts in our families. Although your pup is still very young at heart, it is important to be aware once they are considered senior.

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Senior Health Checks for your Cat

What is a senior and why is a senior check up important? Find out here.

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Urinary Bladder Stones In Dogs

Urinary bladder stones (also known as uroliths) are collections of mineral crystals in the urine that combine together to form a stone in the bladder.

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Wing Clip Information

There is much debate over the correct method for clipping a bird’s wings. Avian vets agree that it is best to not clip wings at all if not completely necessary, however if it must be done, please read this handout for more information on the best wing clip technique.

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Feline Stomatitis

Stomatitis can occur in cats of all breeds and ages, however breeds including Himalayans, Persians and Somalis are more commonly affected.

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Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions (FORL's)

Roughly 28% to 68% of mature cats have FORL’s. It is rarely diagnosed in cats under the age of 2, with most being around 4-6 years old. Asian short-haired, Siamese, Persian and Abyssinian breeds are predisposed to this condition.

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Protecting Rabbits - Things You Should Know

For the safety of your rabbit, we will now be conducting rabbit vaccination days. Click the link to find out why.

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Wing Clip Information

There is much debate over the correct method for clipping a bird’s wings. Avian vets agree that it is best to not clip wings at all if not completely necessary, however if it must be done, please read this handout for more information on the best wing clip technique.

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Multi-modal Pain Management- Medications

A growing number of medications used in human medicine for treatment of chronic and severe pain are finding uses in veterinary medicine too.

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It can be very hard to tell if your pet is in pain or not.

Learn how to understand how your cat will tell you they feel painful.

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It can be very hard to tell if your pet is in pain or not.

Learn how to understand how your dog will tell you they feel painful.

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How do I care for my pet after this procedure?.

Following a general anaesthetic or heavy sedation your pet may take a while to fully recover.

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