Howard the Terrier

Howard is a 9 year old Patterdale Terrier. As a typical terrier, he is confident, outgoing and fearless. With the typically high pain threshold of a terrier, cars hold no fear for Howard and so when he was clipped by a car, the initial scream he let out subsided...

Mad Cow Disease

The Irish Government announced last week that a suspected case of BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) has been identified in County Louth in the Republic of Ireland and that further tests are being carried out on the five-year-old cow, and are expected to be...

Bluebell the Cat

Bluebell is a beautiful Oriental cat with the most piercing blue eyes that sparkle like sapphires. But when Bluebell was brought into my surgery last week, those eyes had a distressed look and, coupled with her harsh breathing and her inability to stand, it was pretty...

Heat Stress

With the Yorkshire weather throwing us recent storms, and unseasonal cold weather, it  doesn’t feel much like summer and yet, if the forecasters are to be believed, we are just on the brink of a break in the weather with some predictions of a heatwave being round the...