Arthritis and Degenerative Joint Disease in Cats

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Arthritis and Degenerative Joint Disease in Cats

It 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 …

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National Pet Month – Responsible Pet Ownership

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!

Feline Hyperthyroidism

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

Feline Idiopathic Cystitis – A Frustratingly Common Condition…

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.

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

It’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?

Our Cats and Exotics Clinic is One Year Old!!

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

The Perils of Throwing Sticks for Dogs

Many dogs enjoy carrying and chewing on a stick, with some finding chasing a thrown stick, the best game ever! Although this may seem like a harmless fun activity for your dog, stick injuries can be serious, and here at Stanhope Park Vets, we have seen many nasty injuries to dogs caused by sticks.  

Remember, Remember, The 5th of November……

Bonfire night is still a few weeks away, yet each year, it seems that the fireworks start earlier and earlier, and so pet owners should start preparing for this potential disruption now.    

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