Pyometra: Womb 101

It’s one of the most well known serious life-threatening conditions for any bitch to endure, and frustratingly, one of the most easily preventable. ‘Pyometra’ literally denotes pus in the womb and is seen a lot less commonly these days due to increased awareness about neutering but is still found in any vet’s consulting room the…

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June 2009 Round-up: Join Me for the Fight Against Puppy Farming!!

RIGHT YOU LOT!! And yes, I mean every one of you dog owners, breeders, showers or just enthusiasts out there reading this. We all know about the growing problem in this country that is now getting way out of hand – fueled by a lethal combination of credit crunch and the public’s desperate quest for…

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National Pet Month is Here Again!

I’ve just spent the last twenty minutes trying to convince the owner of Jessie, a lovely 7-year-old Border Collie to agree to have her spayed. With recent improvements in veterinary knowledge and resources, our patients are enjoying longer healthier lives; and with safer anaesthetics for animals, preventative surgery for dogs and cats has never been…

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