Posts Categorized: dogs

Preventing Kennel Cough in dogs

Are you going on holiday soon and will your dog be put into kennels? Does he or she need their kennel cough vaccine? Do be sure to make an appointment at Vet4life. Kennel cough, or infectious tracheobronchitis, is a very contagious respiratory disease. It is transmitted by close contact with an infected dog and can be associated with… Read more »

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The benefits of early neutering

What is neutering? Neutering is a surgical procedure carried out under anaesthetic. In a male animal, both testes are removed from a small incisions made in the scrotum. In females the uterus and ovaries are removed via an incision either on the left side or underneath. There are lots of benefits and reasons why you should… Read more »

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Big Bear Award – Ted

Ted was rushed into the clinic at Shepperton following an accident. He was running around with another dog, slipped and fell onto a metal bar, the sort used to re-enforce concrete. He was obviously shocked and hurt and his owner rushed him to the vets as it was closing at the end of a busy… Read more »

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Leishmania diagnosed at Vet4life

We have recently had a case of Leishmania diagnosed at the practice and as a lot of our clients and pets travel abroad we would like everyone to be aware of this disease. It is of particular concern to us as once dogs are infected they cannot be cured of the disease. Treatment can be… Read more »

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My dog has dry, itchy skin – what can I do?

A question we commonly hear is, “My dog has dry itchy skin. He occasionally gets rashes, bumps or hot spots. What can I do?” There are many reasons why a dog has dry itchy skin, below is a list of different problems and the way to treat and prevention.

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Activity feeders – making mealtimes fun!

Often, attempts to liven up their food with treats, gravy, chicken and a different flavour or type at every meal-time leads to overweight pets. In the same way, when presented with a delicious cheese board after a big meal I find it very hard to resist indulging myself even though I have eaten more than… Read more »

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Jess’s Story (A Keyhole Success!)

Jess, a 12 week Welsh Springer Spaniel, was found to have been born with severe abnormalities of one of the kidneys and her urinary tract since birth. She has a ectopic ureter. This tube, which carries urine from the kidney to the bladder, was connected to the wrong part of the urinary tract. Jess also… Read more »

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What is Laparoscopy?

Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure for viewing the internal structures of the abdomen. Laparoscopic surgey is sometimes called “key hole surgery” or “minimal invasive surgery”. A special surgical instrument, known as a laparoscope (camera), is inserted through a small incision in the abdomen. This lights up and magnifies the structures inside the abdomen on… Read more »

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