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Medical Conditions

  • When cancer is diagnosed improvements in our knowledge and new and evolving methods of treatment give options to owners and their veterinarians.

  • Back problems in dogs are not uncommon and can be due to a variety of causes ranging from intervertebral disc problems such as occur with us (slipped disc), trauma due to a fall or road accident, or infection involving the spinal discs, the bone of the spine or sometimes the nerve tissue itself.

  • Distemper is a highly contagious viral disease of domestic dogs. Some other species, including ferrets, skunks and racoons, are also affected by the disease.

  • We all know that emergency situations require immediate help. The problem is, can we recognise the developing emergency?

  • Canine herpes virus (CHV-1) is a common infection in dogs but its important role in neonatal mortality has only recently been recognised.

  • This is a tumour originating from the connective tissue of, or beneath, the skin. The tumour is diverse in appearance and several different cell lines produce tumours of similar appearance.

  • Cardiomyopathy is a term used to describe diseases of the heart muscle (cardio = heart, myo = muscle, pathy = disease). In cats, various different types of cardiomyopathy have been described.

  • The hip is a simple "ball and socket" joint located at the top of both hind limbs. This joint has a wide range of movement in all directions and its efficient function is essential to normal hind limb movement.

  • In recent years, the use of modem veterinary equipment and a better understanding of the theory and practice of fracture repair, has resulted in an improved level of treatment for the cat with a fractured (broken) leg.

  • Increasingly, with improved nutrition, health care and management changes, more and more cats are living to greater ages. From this we can see that elderly cats form an ever increasing group of animals that need to be cared for.