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7 Top Tips for taking radiographs in suspected cruciate patients! We thought it might be useful to help avoid some of the common pitfalls involved in taking pre-operative radiographs for orthopaedic patients that you may wish to refer. Whilst it is true that on many occasions surgeons will repeat radiographs, to aid pre-operative planning, this […]

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Things you can do for a pet safe Christmas! Our pets are family, so it is only natural that they celebrate the holiday season with us to! Unfortunately Christmas and other winter holidays bring lots of it’s own hazards specific to this time of year. In this blog we are sharing how to safely enjoy […]

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Following on from our last newsletter discussing the diagnosis of glaucoma, this time we will dive further into the treatment of glaucoma cases. As with most conditions, treatment for glaucoma is split into medical and surgical management with medical management being the most common first choice.  Medical Management  There are three types of glaucoma medications available to […]

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Amidst Autumn and its colourful beauty, this time of year can pose health threats to dogs. Nothing beats an Autumn’s day dog walk. We all love breathing in that cool, fresh air whilst kicking through fallen leaves with our canine companions. In this blog we are sharing our top tips to keeping your dog safe […]

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We are experiencing an international shortage of all Cat Vaccinations. What does this mean? Every cat due for their yearly booster vaccination appointment will be delayed until the shortage is over. We will be contacting everyone to book in as soon as we receive the vaccines. When are the vaccines going to be available? We […]

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Why can anal glands cause so much trouble?! Millions of dogs and cats deal with anal gland issues regularly, with some needing monthly trips to the vet. Issues with anal glands appear when they get blocked, overfilled, infected or irritated causing discomfort and pain (and a particularly bad odour). Anal Glands (sometimes known as Anal […]

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FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING WE TOOK PART IN PET EYE HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK ON THE 20TH-26TH SEPTEMBER 2021. Why is eye health so important? Eyes can tell us a huge amount about your pet’s health. Problems such as allergies, diabetes and high blood pressure can present to us in eye issues before the conditions […]

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Obi’s story starts sadly being found all alone by a member of the public. We had been told he had a serious problem to his right eye and knew he needed attention quick.  At approximately 9 weeks old and weighing barely 900 grams Obi needed help before it was too late. As Obi was brought […]

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We are a rabbit loving practice and often see cases of gut stasis. Gut stasis is the slowing of movement of food through the intestines and as many rabbit owners know gut stasis can be life threatening and prompt treatment is required for a good outcome. This was the case for Lulu who came to […]

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Bailey, a 12 year old, male neutered Cocker Spaniel presented following a week’s history of a painful left eye. Bailey’s right eye was normal and visual on ophthalmic examination. The left eye had a fixed and dilated pupil and was non-visual. There was also a marked corneal oedema and corneal vascularisation present round the limbus. […]

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Here at Bright Side Vets we see small furies daily in practice, from Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Hamsters to Ferrets and Chinchillas. We are currently celebrating Guinea Pig Awareness Week across all our social media (Facebook and Instagram) and in practice and sharing lots of personal Guinea Pig stories from near and far. Today’s story starts […]

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Over the last 10 years Obesity has been brought to the attention of many health organisations around the world as one of the modern ages biggest health problems. Not only is there a worry for our human health with over 25% of adults and 1 in 5 children classed as overweight or obese (PFMA, 2019), […]

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