Most dogs with rupture of the cruciate ligament will have some degree of new bone formation in the areas highlighted by the arrows. This bone formation is associated with osteoarthritis and is expected to become progressively worse with time.

Cruciate Ligament Rupture (Cruciate Disease) in Dogs

Injury or failure of the cranial cruciate ligament (commonly referred to as Cruciate Disease) is a very common problem that can be encountered by dogs of all shapes and sizes. Some breeds such as the Labrador Retriever, Rottweiler, Mastiff breeds and West Highland white terrier appear predisposed whereas some breeds such as greyhounds are seldom […]

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Dogs can become infected with lungworm by eating infected snails

Lungworm

In this article we focus on Angiostrongylus vasorum (A. vasorum) which is also known in the UK as ‘Lungworm’ or ‘French Heartworm’ (it was first documented in France in 1853). It is now found across most of Western Europe, with occasional cases reported in the USA, South America and Canada. It is important to know […]

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Nasal Discharge and Sneezing in Cats

Cats with nasal discharge, “snuffly” breathing, snoring noises when asleep or awake, sneezing and sometimes gagging, are suffering from disease affecting the nose and/or throat. Signs that have been ongoing for more than 3 weeks are termed ‘chronic’, but many cats have problems for weeks to months, often with a variable response to treatment, before […]

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Pre-Anaesthetic Blood Tests for Pets

Before your pet has an anaesthetic your veterinary surgeon may discuss with you pre-anaesthetic blood tests, amongst many important considerations. All of the information provided to you is vital to ensure you are made aware of all of the risks and benefits to your pet associated with anaesthesia and surgery. What is the aim of […]

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Some of the ways humans handle dogs, such as putting a hand on the dog’s head or neck, can seem threatening even if they are not intended to be

Dog Aggression to Owners

If a dog is showing threat towards or biting family members it is perhaps one of the hardest problem behaviours to live with. Not only does it place the family at constant risk, but it can also be very hard to understand why a dog that is loved and well cared for behaves this way. […]

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