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14
Oct 2015
First line treatment for wild casualties

Writing this, as we are having our first real taste of autumn, with gales shaking the trees and rain lashing on the windows, it doesn’t seem possible that just yesterday I was basking in the sun in my garden, watching a tiny mouse go about its business collecting beech nuts. It reminded me that although I write about our pets as companion animals, there are countless wild creatures that often need our help.  Wild animal medicine has its own specialists but vets in general practise often provide first-line treatment for wild casualties.......

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Time to listen

Time to listen

Experience has taught me over the years that an owner’s instinct is not to be overlooked, even if clinical checks are to the contrary. Now this may sound obvious but with so much information...


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Time to move on?

Time to move on?

When is the right time to get a new pet? If your previous pet has recently died, there is no right answer to this question. Some may say “right away” as the emptiness left...


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Good bye old friend

Good bye old friend

Two days before Christmas, my wife phoned me at work. Our cat had been run over and killed outside our house. It was the second time he’d been hit on that stretch of road;...


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