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...
Types of Bleeding

Types of Bleeding

Arterial Bleeding An arterial bleed is expelled under pressure from the heart and is bright red and frothy. An animal with an arterial bleed can lose blood very fast and quickly go into shock. It is vitally important to apply pressure fast to stop the bleeding. Venous...
Look After your Dog this Winter

Look After your Dog this Winter

Hypothermia Hypothermia is defined as the point at which the core body temperature falls below 37°C. Hypothermia will occur if your dog gets too cold and is most common if they have been in freezing water, even for a few minutes. Sick, very old and very young dogs are...