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Farm animal care

While farm owners used to just think of their animals as a way to make money, I have noticed more and more farmers taking a holistic view of their animals health. Farmers are working on less stressful and more healthy farming techniques, and as a vet I approve. I am involved in helping prevent animal diseases as well as curing the animals when they get ill. I deal with a range of animals from the farm cat to horses and it's great being a valued member of the community. I hope you enjoy hearing the stories from my vet practise and can learn from them.

Understanding Ear Infections in Dogs

Infection of the middle or inner ear is commonly caused by bacteria and can leave your dog experiencing severe discomfort and pain. Dogs with hair growth in their ear canals or long floppy ears are more susceptible to developing ear infections as air can't circulate easily and their ears don't dry as quickly as short-eared breeds, which creates a hospitable environment for bacteria. Here's an overview of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of ear infections in dogs: Read More 

Understanding Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Dogs

Carbon monoxide is as toxic for dogs as it is for humans. The odourless, colourless gas is absorbed into your dog's bloodstream through inhalation and reduces the amount of oxygen circulating around their body. This can lead to brain damage, heart failure and eventually death. Here's what you need to know about carbon monoxide poisoning in dogs: Causes Your dog can be exposed to carbon monoxide in any of the following ways: Read More 

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder In Dogs

Signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in dogs generally start to appear when they are a puppy. The condition, which is an anxiety disorder, is characterised by repetitive behaviour that has no useful function or purpose and interferes with your dog's normal behaviour. Your dog may react with aggression if you try to intervene and prevent them from carrying out their obsessive-compulsive behaviours, so the condition needs to be addressed promptly to minimise the risk of injury to you and your dog. Read More 

Pet Therapy for Seniors

Not all therapy for seniors involves physical activities or prescription medications. In many cases, one of the best therapies is pet therapy. There are many ways that pets can be used to help seniors live full and active lives. The benefits of seniors interacting with pets are numerous. Here you will learn about the most common types of pet therapy for seniors, and the benefits. Types of Pet Therapy for Seniors Read More 

Does your dog have kennel cough?

Kennel cough is an infection that every dog owner will have heard of, and many may have experienced. You want your dog to socialise with others and be happy, but that leaves them open to this highly contagious condition. So what are the signs to look out for and what can you do about kennel cough? Causes Kennel cough, or canine cough, is a respiratory infection caused by various types of bacteria which result in the dog's windpipe swelling, giving them a nasty cough. Read More