The Bark and Meow
The Bark & Meow will bring you news and views on all things pet health from the busy team at Fur Life Vet.
From interesting case studies, clinic news, special offers and great information to help you care for your pet. Stay tuned!
What is dental disease? Dental disease is caused by the accumulation of plaque. Plaque is the thin, sticky film that covers teeth and is composed of bacteria and their by-products, saliva, food particles and sloughed epithelial cells. If plaque...Read more
What is osteoarthritis? The pet form of osteoarthritis is the same as the human-form – the human form – inflammation of the bones and cartilage within joints that then causes pain and discomfort. It is a tell- tale sign that joints are suffering from wear and tear...Read more
Not so sweet corn! A normally active and happy one and half year old year old Staffy came into the clinic with the owner concerned she had gone off her food over the last day or two and was a little lethargic. She was still drinking water and appeared normal except...Read more
Keeping your pet happy in the heat Making sure your pet stays well hydrated on hot days is vital. It's also important to know the warning signs of heat stress. There are a few things pet owners can do to make sure their pets get through hot summer days unscathed....Read more
Molly's Bladder Stones! Molly is a 6 year old female Cavalier Poodle that presented to the clinic with a history of frequently urinating small amounts for about a week duration. On presentation she had urine staining around vulval area and painful on...Read more
‘Mu-ahhh-umm, Da-aaaa-ad, can we have a pet pleaeeese?” It’s a refrain parents are oh-so-familiar with. And the request is usually fairly specific to either a dog or cat. But many of us don’t have the time/space/energy for one of those. It’s enough to...Read more
Many of us have had a ‘senior moment’ or two as we get on in years – keys in the fridge, anyone? But did you realise that as they age, your dog or cat will have their own senior moments too? In this article, we explore some signs your dog or cat may...Read more
By Dr Lisa Prestwood Easter serves as a timely reminder that chocolate and dogs just do not mix! On Easter Sunday our dedicated vets and nurses treated a couple of cases of chocolate toxicity. Thankfully the dogs responded well to treatment and all...Read more