Behavioural Changes in Dogs

Behavioural Changes in Dogs

These are some key behaviour changes to look out for that could show you something is wrong with your dog. Changes in appetite and thirst Changes in bowel movements Changes in frequency and amount of urination Change in their smell Retreating and no longer wishing to...
Seizures

Seizures

  What is a Seizure and Why Does it Happen? A seizure (the medical term for a fit or convulsion) occurs when there is a sudden burst of electrical activity in the brain which causes a temporary disruption in the normal messaging processes. Seizures occur as a...
Spinal Injuries

Spinal Injuries

It is a spinal injury if: A dog has fallen from more than twice their height, or been pushed with force. Something heavy has fallen onto them. They have been involved in a road traffic accident, either whilst being in a moving vehicle or being hit by anything at...
Shock

Shock

Shock is a lack of oxygen to the tissues of the body, usually caused by a fall in blood volume or blood pressure. Shock occurs as a result of the body’s circulatory system failing to work properly, which means that the tissues and organs of the body, including the...
Breaks, Fractures and Dislocations

Breaks, Fractures and Dislocations

Fractures How do you know if they have broken a bone or fracture? The honest answer is, unless the bone is sticking out, or the limb is at a very peculiar angle, the only way to know for sure that a bone is broken is to have an X-ray. A fracture is simply another word...
Wounds and Bleeding

Wounds and Bleeding

Always wear gloves when you’re dealing with bleeding and dispose of soiled dressings in a yellow incinerator bag. If your pet is bleeding the priority is to stop the blood coming out! It is not a priority to clean the wound. If the wound is deep or bleeding...
Essential Advice for Puppy Owners 

Essential Advice for Puppy Owners 

It’s so exciting going to collect your new puppy and welcome them to your family. However, it can be daunting for both you and your new pet. Keep reading for some practical steps to help everyone gel together easily. Things to take with you when collecting your...