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Weight loss is a common in dogs and cats with heart failure. Here's some tips on how to manage this potentially frustrating problem. Published on: 20th March 2020
It is well known that providing care for a human patient with chronic illness is challenging and, even when the gifts of time, energy, love and care are willingly given, it can cause strain - also known as caregiver burden. We recognise that caregiver burden also occurs in veterinary clients and our latest blog reviews signs and possible coping strategies. Published on: 12th February 2020
A recent report has shown that owning a dog is associated with a longer life and also a better recovery from heart attacks and strokes. Read more on our blog page. Published on: 2nd January 2020
As pet owners we are concerned about whether our pets are in pain and, if they are, what we can do to help them.  Although we know our pets well, recognising signs of pain in animals is a mixture of art and science. Read our blog to learn more about how we identify signs of pain in cats and whether heart disease is painful. Published on: 22nd November 2019
Did you know that 40% of apparently healthy cats in a recent large UK study had an audible heart murmur? Read our latest blog for more information on how we tell which cats have heart murmurs that matter. Published on: 14th November 2019
The grading of heart murmurs can be a source of confusion - it's logical that a grade 4 sounds worse than a grade 2 but is that always the case? Read our latest blog to find out more. Published on: 30th October 2019
Cats have a reputation for being aloof and independent. But a recent study of the way domestic cats respond to their owners suggests that the depth of their human attachments have been underestimated. This resonates with our observations that cats are much more relaxed during consultations if their owners are present. Published on: 4th October 2019
Vet visits can be stressful but we try hard to reduce the fear factor for both you and your pet - read about how we do that... Published on: 30th September 2019