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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 [...]

2 12, 2020

Retrospective Evaluation of Factors Associated with the Morbidity and Outcome of Permethrin Toxicosis in Cats

2020-12-02T15:35:32+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

A paper published in September discusses the clinical course of permethrin toxicosis in cats, and examines whether methocarbamol treatment relates to improved morbidity and outcome. Permethrin toxicosis is a particular issue in cats, as they show increased sensitivity to pyrethroids. The study found that in most cases (89%) toxicosis was caused [...]

2 12, 2020

Grapes and dried fruits – Christmas cake, Christmas pudding and mince pies

2020-12-02T15:30:04+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Another potential Christmas food hazard are grapes and their dried fruits (sultanas, raisins and currants). This includes Christmas pudding, Christmas cake and mince pies. Ingestion of grapes or their dried fruits can cause renal failure in dogs but this only happens in a minority of cases. Not all dogs are [...]

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