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Buster ‘busts’ his knee: A case story

Buster ‘busts’ his knee: A case story

Buster’s owners have enjoyed his easy-going, lovable character from puppyhood. Epitomising the best elements typical of Flat-Coated Retrievers, his owners describe him as having “…always been a good boy.” A fit and active lad, there is only one breed trait that he falls short of; his owners say that: “He didn’t read up on what retrievers do! He’s no good at retrieving and will not...

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What is my dog saying to me?

What is my dog saying to me?

For many dog owners, their dog is considered a valued member of the family. However, dogs communicate very differently to people, so it is important that everyone who has contact with your dog is aware of the signs they may show, ensuring that all interactions are positive for your pet. Knowing what your dog is trying to say will allow you to recognise when your...

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10 ways to keep your dog cool on the beach

10 ways to keep your dog cool on the beach

Currently, the weather in the UK is truly unpredictable with temperatures ranging vastly. It is important that no matter what the weather, our canine companions are healthy and happy. Below are 10 tips to summarise how to keep your dog feeling happy whilst enjoying a trip to the beach on a warm summer day. Provide shade – dogs overheat easily, so ensure you base yourself...

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The Importance of Vaccinating your Rabbit

The Importance of Vaccinating your Rabbit

Most pet rabbits enjoy time outside on the grass. This means they are exposed to rabbits in the wild. Sadly, many of these wild rabbits will carry diseases, and some may show no symptoms as they have become immune to them. These diseases can spread using multiple different methods – typically either by air or by direct contact. Whilst there is a myriad of diseases...

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What’s involved in becoming a Vet Nurse?

What’s involved in becoming a Vet Nurse?

Anaesthetist, surgical nurse, dental technician, shoulder to cry on, phlebotomist, radiographer, lab technician, infection control specialist, a sympathetic ear and givers of TLC – the career of a veterinary nurse is a varied and rewarding one. It is one in which you can help a puppy or kitten enter the world crying and squirming one minute, and provide comfort to an older pet as they...

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Harry’s dental visit and the importance of caring for your pets teeth!

Harry’s dental visit and the importance of caring for your pets teeth!

Harry the five-year-old spaniel is described by his loving owners as “A beautiful personality, a handsome boy” and we at City Road Vets would have to agree! A “…chilled out character who loves cuddles”, Harry was bred by his owners’ granddaughter from her own beloved pet spaniel, who regularly visits her son for fun times which the whole family enjoys. When Harry visits us at...

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Changes at City Road, Accomplishments and Taffy the “Miracle Dog”

Changes at City Road, Accomplishments and Taffy the “Miracle Dog”

Apologies to all our readers for not posting recently. Despite best intentions to write a regular blog, it’s very easy to let these things slide especially when caught up within the daily nitty-gritty of working within a busy veterinary practice. (We are bombarded by marketing agencies on a regular basis who will write blogs for you, but they tend to be less personal and specific...

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Supervet and the challenges of Pet euthanasia

Supervet and the challenges of Pet euthanasia

I never watch daytime television.Firstly I’m usually here at City Road vets dealing with the hustle and bustle of working within a busy clinic and secondly, there is little that I find of interest. Earlier this week, I had the misfortune of picking up the Noravirus which as well as causing a little “tummy upset” also knocked me sideways and laid me low for 3-4...

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Alabama Rot and importance of vaccination

Alabama Rot and importance of vaccination

Tuesday Jan 21st was the day that I first became aware of “Alabama Rot” . I was just finishing seeing Dexter, a fantastic little Cavalier king charles spaniel who unfortunately had chronic allergic skin disease which needed reassessment on a monthly basis. His  very dedicated owner, who I had got to know well since being referred by another clinic, ended the consult by asking me...

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Looking a little nervous- Go Karting with City Road Vets July 2013

Why we don’t thank our team enough?

It’s not because they don’t deserve it. Of course they do. Our nurses are either training  to become or have become registered, qualified veterinary nurses. This involves a 2-3 year intensive on the job and day release learning process as well as extra curricular study using their spare time. Our receptionists also undertake further continuing education in order to learn new skills to enhance the...

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