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Water Intoxication in Dogs – What’s it all about?

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With the unusually long spell of fabulous summer weather we’ve been having, you may have noticed articles and posts on social media about the occurrence of water intoxication in our canine friends. But what is this potentially fatal condition?

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Arthritis and Degenerative Joint Disease in Cats

old cat 3It is well recognized that as people age, they are likely to suffer from joint pain caused by osteoarthritis. It is also well known that older dogs commonly suffer from arthritis, and both vets and owners are familiar with the medication we can use to relieve their pain. Sadly, until recently, arthritis in cats has not been commonly diagnosed or treated, and although recognition of this common disease has improved, it still remains very underdiagnosed.
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Rabbit Awareness Week: “MOVE AWAY FROM MUESLI!”

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This year’s RABBIT AWARENESS WEEK runs from 2nd to 10th June, with the key message to rabbit owners and healthcare providers to “MOVE AWAY FROM MUESLI!”.

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May is VETERINARY NURSING AWARENESS MONTH

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May is VETERINARY NURSING AWARENESS MONTH (VNAM), so we thought we’d give you a little insight into what we do…

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National Pet Month – Responsible Pet Ownership

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This year’s National Pet Month runs from April 1st to May 7th 2018, with the theme of “Responsible Pet Ownership”. Read on to see some of the things we believe comprise a good responsible pet owner!

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Feline Hyperthyroidism

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Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine (hormonal) disorder seen in cats, and most frequently occurs in middle-aged and older cats.

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Feline Idiopathic Cystitis – A Frustratingly Common Condition…

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Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC) is a very common condition of cats that can have complex causes, but can be successfully managed with an understanding of feline stress management, and by making a few key alterations to the cat’s environment.

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What is Brumation / Hibernation in reptiles, and should I let my pet go through the process?

turtle-641462_1280It’s that time of year again when the weather is colder and the trees are losing their leaves; its autumn, and for any reptile owner particularly those with tortoises it’s time to decide whether you should brumate your pet. So why should you allow your pet to brumate?

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Our Cats and Exotics Clinic is One Year Old!!

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At Stanhope Park Vets Cats and Exotics, we are celebrating our first birthday on 31st October, and what a busy year it’s been!

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Stanhope Road Hospital

30 Stanhope Road South,
Darlington,
Co. Durham
DL3 7SQ
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Cats & Exotics Practice

58 Duke Street,
Darlington,
Co. Durham
DL3 7AN
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Middleton-St-George

4 The Square,
Middleton-St-George
DL2 1EG
 
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Yarm Practice

143 High Street,
Yarm
TS15 9AY
 
 
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