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2 03, 2021

Digoxin-specific antibody fragments for the treatment of suspected Nerium oleander toxicosis in a cat

2021-03-02T16:40:56+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

An article published earlier this year describes the use of digoxin-specific antibody fragments for the treatment of suspected Nerium oleander toxicosis in a cat. The article discusses a case of a six year old male cat who presented with lethargy and gastrointestinal signs after possible exposure to Nerium oleander leaves. The cat developed a ventricular [...]

2 03, 2021

Guinea Pig Awareness Week – 22-28 March

2021-03-02T16:38:01+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Burgess Pet Care and partners have announced the launch of the first  Guinea Pig Awareness Week (GPAW) for March 2021. Building on the success of 15 years of Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW), GPAW will throw the spotlight on the UK’s guinea pigs with a week-long online festival. The inaugural GPAW (22 to [...]

3 02, 2021

Monty conquers conker complications

2021-02-03T13:36:20+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

In a recent article posted by the Vet Times, the dangers of conker ingestion has been highlighted. Seven-year-old Monty the black Labrador swallowed the conker during a morning walk, and within hours became sick and unable to hold down water. Rushed initially to the vets after collapsing, he required surgery [...]

3 02, 2021

Valentines gifts- chocolate and flowers

2021-02-03T13:35:27+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

This Valentines Day, we will probably not be able to go out and celebrate, instead maybe showering the ones we love with gifts - usually in the form of chocolates and flowers. Although some of us may love our pets enough to warrant gifting them this Valentines, it is important [...]

3 02, 2021

Chinese New Year – the Year of the Ox!

2021-02-03T13:34:41+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

This month we celebrate bringing in the Chinese New Year. February 12th marks the beginning of the Year of the Ox. The second animal of the Chinese zodiac, the ox denotes hard work, positivity and honesty. Although most of the cases in our database concern dogs and cats, we have [...]

3 02, 2021

The VPIS are here to help

2021-02-03T12:51:15+00:00February 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

We want to make sure that all of our members are aware of the multifaceted nature of our service. When a practice calls us for advice, we create a case in our database with a corresponding case number. This serves as a reference for us and the practice, and any [...]

4 01, 2021

Use of cannabidiol (CBD) in dogs and cats

2021-01-04T10:44:53+00:00January 4th, 2021|Uncategorized|

New scientific information on use of cannabidiol (CBD) in cats and dogs has been published by the BSAVA. The “Use of cannabidiol (CBD) in dogs and cats” document outlines the legal position about CBD oil use in the UK, and pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of CBD in humans and dogs. It [...]

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