Vetcompass and the RVC have undertaken disease surveillance examining the epidemiology of elbow pathology in the dog.
The results are rather interesting!
Your pets dental hygiene is just as important as your own. With out healthy teeth and gums, you pet can’t or won’t be able to chew their food and unlike humans, they can’t tell us that there is a problem. There are so many ways to promote health dental hygiene and if you work on their oral care regularly, they’ll be less likely to have issues.
We aren’t just talking about clean teeth here. Your pets oral care should include their teeth, gums and breath.
We keep giving you sneak peaks and hints to our up and coming new Wellness Centre, so we thought it was about time to start sharing some of our physio cases on our blog.
Case one, is something Kerrie was very excited about and is thrilled at how Zin Zan is responding to treatment!
We have welcomed Rimante back to the Barn.
Some of our clients might recognise our newest member of the Veterinary team. Rimante did a short Locum period with us back in 2018. After completing her internship at Fitzpatrick Referrals, we are thrilled to welcome her back as a permanent member of the team!
So it’s Friday 13th! Unlucky for some… Here is our December blog “Christmas Hazards.” We have been seeing a fair few cases of pets eating things they shouldn’t, so have written a piece to highlight some potential Festive hazards in the home.
Here’s our top tips for keeping you dog safe during the Winter months.
Keep them Warm and Dry
It is especially important to rinse and dry off muddy dogs after walks. Ensuring that the wet mud has been removed and the fur dried off before returning them to their cosy bed, will mean your dog won’t be lying in a wet bed for the rest of the day. You can help by choosing a location for their bed away from any drafts, if you have underfloor heating this can help keep your pets’ super cosy by placing their bed in the room with it.
As the 31st rapidly approaches it appears that the UK will be leaving without a deal. Who knows what will actually happen? Leaving with a No deal Brexit will have masses of implications if you have any plans to travel with your pets and it is vital that you check what is required for your trip before you travel.
Wow! We’ve been blow away by all the talented entries recieved at the Barn this year for our annual Christmas Drawing Competition! Have a look at the gallery below for the 12 winners who will be made into a 2019 Calendar. Extra congratulations to Hektor with his great picture of Miss Beverly his cat who was our grand winner, but we hope all 12 of the winning entries have enjoyed their christmas goodies!
Here at the Barn we try to stay abreast of the latest development in Veterinary medicine and surgery but similar to the human medical profession things develop fast. We try to avoid the situation of becoming a “Jack of all trades and master of none” and so from time to time we call upon veterinary colleagues to bring their expertise and specialism to the practice.
This is not just brave Spot’s story, who ended up in a whole load of trouble after miscalculating a jump over a wall, but also Shelley the labrador and her fantastic blood cells that she donated to save Spot’s life. +++ Warning surgical photographs in main article! You have been warned! +++