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30 04, 2020

How long does it take vitamin K1 to correct the prothrombin time in anticoagulant rodenticide toxicosis?

2020-04-30T10:10:48+00:00April 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Vitamin K1 is the antidote to anticoagulant rodenticide toxicosis. It works by restoring vitamin K body stores and allowing synthesis of clotting factors required for the clotting cascade. It is given prophylactically and in the management of acute coagulopathy. Many sources state that vitamin K1 takes time, sometimes hours, to [...]

30 04, 2020

How we can support you during COVID-19

2020-04-30T10:07:57+00:00April 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Firstly, we would like to extend our thanks to the veterinary staff who are continuing to work during the pandemic often under very stressful conditions. We would like to reassure you that both our VPIS and Animal PoisonLine services are running as normal during the lockdown and we are here [...]

27 03, 2020

Xenotransfusion in cats

2020-03-27T09:28:44+00:00March 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Some poisons cause severe anaemia or coagulopathy and although these are relatively uncommon in cats (compared to dogs) what are the risks of giving canine blood when no feline blood is available and the cat requires an urgent blood transfusion? A recently published article reviewed 49 cases of cats given [...]

27 03, 2020

Household disinfectants – the risk to pets

2020-03-27T09:27:02+00:00March 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|

To help reduce the spread of coronavirus, government advice is to wash our hands and to clean surfaces regularly. It is important to take extra care, however, with pets in the household since commonly used disinfectants are irritant and can cause local tissue damage in cats and dog that lick [...]

27 03, 2020

VPIS and APL are available 24 hours a day

2020-03-27T09:22:17+00:00March 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Following on from the government announcements and with the rapidly changing situation we are all finding ourselves in regarding COVID-19 I would like to reassure all veterinary practices that we have put measures in place to ensure that our service to you will not be affected. After speaking to several [...]

2 03, 2020

Cannabis oil, hemp oil, CBD oil – what is the difference?

2020-03-02T09:19:41+00:00March 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Cannabis products are much in the news currently and there can be confusion about the names of the various types of extracts. Different strains of cannabis plants contain varying quanities of two main active compounds: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is pyschoactive and non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD). Hemp oil (also known as hemp seed oil) [...]

5 02, 2020

Obtaining drugs for the emergency treatment of poisoning – Elixir from CVS

2020-02-05T16:27:02+00:00February 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Access to emergency drugs may sometimes be an issue in the management of poisoning. In order to further address this CVS, who have a large network of practices, including out of hours and referral centres, have launched Elixir. A number of CVS practices now hold the following drugs and have made them [...]

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