Entries by Michael Clarke

Can you see through our X rays?

Like most veterinary clinics, we offer X rays for our patients. They allow us to see ‘inside’ our patients to help us diagnose and treat them. As you might expect, there are numerous laws and regulations regarding their use. RPA and RPS Firstly, we have to have a Radiation Protection Advisor (RPA). This is an […]

Special Offer – Rock Solid Flea and Tick Protection- 4 treatments for the price of 3!

Parasite protection can be confusing, there are different worms; roundworms, tapeworms and lungworms for example, and different external parasites, fleas, ticks and assorted mites. Amongst these there are different subsets of fleas, ticks, worms etc. Some of them transmit other diseases, for instance fleas can spread tapeworms and ticks can spread diseases such as Lyme […]

Parvovirus – an update

Parvovirus is still common around Preston, we see cases on a regular basis. This is a distressing and often fatal disease so information about treating it and, more importantly, prevention is vital. Cause Parvovirus is (not surprisingly) caused by a virus, or to be more precise, several variants of a virus. It is a worldwide […]

Wallace and Vomit

  Meet Wallace. He is a happy little six-year-old West Highland White Terrier and he was presented to us because he was vomiting but still pretty happy in himself. This vomit was more like regurgitation, he was hungry but brought back any food or water pretty much immediately he swallowed it. This usually means there is […]

Happy Christmas to all our cats. dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, ferrets, degus, owls, budgies, parrots, snakes, fish, hedgehogs (apologies if I’ve missed any) and their owners.

Be Careful this Christmas Watch out for potential hazards to your pets this Christmas, as findings released by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) reveal that in the North West 80% of vets saw at least one case of toxic ingestion in pets during the last festive period. Across the UK, chocolate poisoning in dogs remains […]

Removal of a Rogue tooth

Rogue is a two year old Doberman. She came to us recently because her owner had noticed that she had a fractured tooth. This tooth is the main chewing tooth at the back of the mouth, there is one in the upper jaw and one in the lower jaw and they are known as carnassials and […]

Could your dog have ‘Dry Eye’?

‘Dry-eye’ or keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS) is a common condition which reduces and eventually stops tear production. 1 in 22 of all dogs is affected – this figure is even higher for some breeds. The four breeds most commonly affected in the UK are West Highland White Terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel & Shih-Tzu […]