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vomiting in cats

Vomiting in Cats

You’ve probably witnessed your cat vomiting from time to time without raising too much concern. Vomiting is a protective mechanism that can result from something minor such as overindulgence or access to an irritant, or it can be a sign of a much more serious condition associated with a primary gastrointestinal disorder (e.g. an ingested […]

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Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs

Chronic inflammatory enteropathy (or CIE) is a disease that causes inflammation of the bowel. It has some similarities to a human disease called Crohn’s disease. The inflammation can affect any or all of the stomach, small bowel and large bowel (colon). What are the signs of chronic inflammatory bowel problems in dogs? Gastrointestinal (bowel) signs […]

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Seasonal Canine Illness (SCI)

Seasonal canine illness (SCI) is a potentially life threatening syndrome seen in dogs that have been walked in woodlands in the 3 days prior to falling ill.   SCI was first identified in 2009 at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk and around the same time, cases were also identified in Thetford Forest (Norfolk), Sherwood Forest […]

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Diarrhoea In Dogs and Cats

Diarrhoea refers to an increase in the water content of faeces which results in ‘loose motions’. The severity of diarrhoea, and the consequent need for veterinary attention, can be enormously variable.   ‘Acute’ Versus ‘Chronic’ Just as in human beings the majority of bouts of diarrhoea in dogs and cats are acute (short in duration […]

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