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Corneal Ulceration

Corneal Ulceration

My pet’s eye is half-closed and there seems to be something in their eye What is a corneal ulcer? A corneal ulcer is damage to the corneal surface, which is the thin, clear covering of the eye. The cornea is made up of three layers: the outer epithelium, the...
Chronic diarrhoea in dogs and cats

Chronic diarrhoea in dogs and cats

What is chronic diarrhoea? Chronic refers to a disease that has been ongoing, either persistently or intermittently for three weeks or more. Whereas diarrhoea, as many of us can relate, is the passing of soft or loose stool. This stool is usually soft enough that it...
Acute Abdomen

Acute Abdomen

Now and again pet owners are faced with emergency situations when their pets are suddenly in severe belly pain. Unexpectedly, both the owner and the pet are in a moment of anxiety and distress. So what could possibly be going on? This sudden severe belly pain is what...
Acral lick granuloma

Acral lick granuloma

When a pet owner brings their animal in to the vet with a firm, raised, angry red bump on the pet’s leg or ankle, complaining that the animal (a dog more often than a cat) won’t stop licking at it, the vet knows that there is a potentially long road of...