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Eye Scratch Injuries in Puppies

Puppies are particularly susceptible to traumatic eye injuries from cat scratches as it takes some time, usually 3 months, for puppies to learn to blink rapidly in response to a threatening (or menacing) movement such as a cat claw. Eye scratch injuries in puppies are often seen in the ophthalmology referral hospital. It is young […]

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Blood Transfusions in Dogs and Cats

As we start to provide more advanced healthcare to cats and dogs, blood transfusions are becoming increasingly common and increasingly complex. Blood transfusions in dogs and cats may be needed for many reasons and come in many forms. Where does the blood for pet blood transfusions come from? Wherever possible, cats and dogs should receive […]

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Christmas Poisons in Pets

The holiday period around Christmas and New Year is obviously a time for most people when much food and drink is consumed, homes are filled with more people than usual, there are often children around, and Christmas trees adorned with presents are given pride of place. All of this creates an environment in which it […]

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Blocked Cats Part 2

In the first article on blocked tomcats we looked at what a ‘blocked cat’ is and the signs to look out for. In the second article, emergency expert Shailen Jasani describes how this condition is managed, what steps you can take to try and prevent it from happening, and what the outlook is. How is […]

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Blocked Cats Part 1

A ‘blocked’ cat describes a patient that can’t pass urine due to an obstruction. It is one of the true emergencies affecting cats and it can quickly become life-threatening (1-2 days).   Any cat can be affected but it is much more common in males. It is therefore essential that everyone who lives with a […]

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