Atopy

  • July 2013
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Atopy is the term for a skin allergy. Any dog can get a skin allergy (although some breeds are predisposed to this condition). It is a lifelong condition, which cannot be cured, but managed. The most common clinical signs of atopy are: recurring ear infections chronic itching at the belly chewing at the paws There

Lungworm Advisory Sheet

  • July 2013
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The Lungworm Angiostrongylus vasorum (also known as French Heartworm) is a parasite that infects dogs. The adult of this particular lungworm lives in the heart and major blood vessels supplying the lungs, where it can cause a host of problems. Left untreated, the infection can often be fatal. The lungworm parasite is carried by slugs

What is Leishmania?

  • July 2013
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Leishmania awareness Leishmaniosis presents a significant threat to dogs travelling abroad and so vaccination is something you may wish to consider if you are taking him or her on holiday. The disease is spread to dogs through the bites of infected sand flies. It is endemic in countries in southern Europe bordering the Mediterranean, including

Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture

  • April 0201
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The Basics of Pet Knees The knee is a fairly complicated joint. It consists of the femur above, the tibia below, the kneecap (patella) in front, and the bean shaped  fabellae behind. Flat pieces of cartilage called the medial and lateral menisci fit between the femur and tibia like cushions. An assortment of ligaments holds