🐇 Today starts Rabbit Awareness Week! 🐇
Did you know that bunnies have a complex digestive system? Making sure their nutritional needs are met is one of the most basic requirements of rabbit care.
A high-quality hay-based diet will not only promote the correct wear of their teeth but will also provide the fibre needed to keep the digestive tract healthy and moving.
However, sometimes the normal gut movement may slow down or even stop, which can result in bloat, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, dehydration, constipation and even gastrointestinal obstruction.
If you notice any of these signs in your bunny, it is very important that you bring them in for an appointment. The severity of this condition can range from mild to life-threatening and a thorough physical examination will not only be crucial to determine the extent of the disease and the type of treatment needed but may also help detect what is causing the gut to slow down.
FOUND on Bath Road Cavelier King Charles Spaniel is with us. No id chip but has a collar. Please call us on 01380 728505.
Preventative medicine is key to keep our pets healthy and happy, and one of its most important foundations is vaccination.
For puppies, it is usually recommended to start their vaccinations around 8 weeks of age. The timing is very important as the puppy’s immune system is still developing at this point and is not capable of adequate protection against infectious agents.
This means that puppies can easily become ill with severe, life-threatening diseases that are most often fatal if not vaccinated.
Parvovirus, for example, is a highly contagious, debilitating disease that causes bloody diarrhoea, vomiting, lack of appetite, weight loss and dehydration. Unfortunately, it is fatal in most cases, even when aggressive supportive treatment is provided.
By vaccinating your dogs, you’re keeping them protected from infectious diseases. Vaccine recommendations can vary according to your pet’s lifestyle, but vaccinating against parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and leptospirosis is usually considered essential to all dogs.
If you have any concerns regarding vaccination or if you’re not sure if your pet’s protection is up to date, don’t hesitate to give us a call!
We’ve all heard the expression that the eyes are the window to the soul. But did you know that they can also show us when there’s something wrong with our pets?
There are a number of systemic diseases that can manifest with ocular signs. These include (but are not limited to):
🐈 Diabetes and other hormonal diseases,
🐈 FIV, FeLV, and other infectious diseases,
🐈 Neoplastic diseases (cancer).
If you notice signs of ocular discomfort such as increased sensitivity to the light, increased blinking, or ocular discharge, altered tear production, and any changes in the way the eye looks or its structure, don’t hesitate to book an appointment.
A thorough physical and eye examination will help figure out if the problem is only in the eye itself or goes beyond it, and further diagnostic testing will help us reach a correct diagnosis and start appropriate treatment.
Keep in mind that be it a local problem or a systemic one, the sooner the treatment is started, the better!
This is a Facebook demo page created by plugin automatically. Please do not delete to make the plugin work properly.