Chemotherapy – a realistic route for pets with cancer?

The true incidence of cancer in companion animals is not currently known but cancer remains a major cause of death, particularly in older pets. For some years, chemotherapy has been one of the treatment options offered by the veterinary profession but what does this involve and how can we decide whether it is the right…

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Diesel – who bit off more than he could chew!!

Diesel is a lovely 10-year-old Labarador who came to see our Soft Tissue Surgery Department in January. He had been very poorly for a few days beforehand after disappearing on a walk in the woods. Diesel returned to his owners with a very bloated abdomen and he was taken straight to his local vets (Village…

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PRODUCT RECALL

Fold Hill Foods has taken precautionary action to recall several dry cat food diets due to safety concerns. This is a result of a concerning spike detected by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in the number of pancytopenia cases in cats throughout the UK. What should I do? If you have bought any of the…

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Veterinary cancer care

Just like people, sadly our pets are at a risk from developing cancer, which occurs when a group of cells replicate at an abnormally fast rate and become abnormal, forming what we call tumours.  We do not know what causes this to happen in many cases but our understanding of the biology of cancer in…

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Help us to keep antibiotics working…

In pets, just like in humans, it’s normal to have bacteria in the bowel and on the skin. These bacteria, just like any other, can develop resistant mechanisms, so using antibiotics can kill other non-resistant bacteria, allowing the resistant bacterial strains to dominate and thrive. As a result, overusing antibiotics or use of an antibiotic…

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Expansion of our new veterinary centre of excellence

Our impressive new building will be open to clients and their pets in early 2023. The new facilities will ensure that we remain at the top of our class as one of the largest and best-equipped multi-disciplinary veterinary referral centres in Europe. We are proud to be able to further build on the first-class care…

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Our team delivered a one-day CPR training course to the team at Woodgreen Pets Charity

Emily Thomas and Abi McNally from our Emergency and Critical Care team led a day of CPR training with the help of nurses Katie Fulcher and Sarah Spolton, at Woodgreen’s centre in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire. They took the time with the team to train them on how to competently perform lifesaving CPR based on the Reassessment…

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