Avoiding Winter Hazards

As we pass into December, temperatures have started to drop this week. Pet owners need to make sure their dogs and cats are kept free from hidden and potentially fatal hazards this winter. During the winter your pets can be affected by the cold and get ill. To avoid...

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Leaf Mould Allergy

We seem to have lurched from late summer into deepest winter over the last couple of weeks. With the sudden drop in temperatures and the recent wind and rain, it feels as though all the leaves have fallen off the trees within a matter of a few days. While initially...

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Sleeping dogs!

Dogs are active animals who enjoy exploring, sniffing and playing but it’s also really important for them to get enough rest. As dog owners we can help our dogs to get the important down-time they need by making sure they have somewhere quiet and comfortable to snooze...

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Arthroscopy

Regular readers will know that Vets within the Donaldson’s Vets group have areas of interest that range from Dermatology to Sheep fertility, from sports-injuries to Rabbit medicine and from Lizards and Snakes to Horses. One of the benefits of being part of a group...

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Rabbit hair loss

  Alopecia (hair loss) is the scourge of many a middle-aged man and yet, while a disappointing indicator of the passage of time, it is part of the normal aging process. In most animals, however, it is usually an abnormal condition which can come on suddenly or...

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Ear Infections

Otitis is the name for inflammation of the ear (an ear infection), and is very common in dogs. Ear disease rarely goes unnoticed when it is severe. Dogs with ear problems will generally shake their head from side to side, and may be forever stopping to sit down and...

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Summer Delights

Our pets love summer just as much as we do! It’s the best time of year to be out and about and enjoying all that the season has to offer. However, warm weather and the summer season can be hazardous for our pets. With summer well and truly on the way we have put...

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Ultrasonography

Most ladies who experience pregnancy will be familiar with ultrasound scans. In addition to being used in Ante-natal checks, ultrasound is an essential tool in both Domestic and Farm Animal Veterinary Practice. An ultrasound scan, sometimes called a sonogram, is a...

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Fleas

There is only just the faintest whiff of Spring in the air and yet it seems that, already, fleas have become more active and are breeding in numbers in many locations around Kirklees and Halifax. Fleas are present throughout the year, on pets and in the environment....

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