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Treating Your Pet for Fleas & Worms

Learn more about the importance of regular treatments for fleas and worms
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Helping an Itchy Pet

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Heart Disease in Dogs

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Kidney Disease in Cats

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Ear Infections (otitis externa)

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Pain Management

Is your pet in pain? Click here for information on how you can help them

Pain Management

Pain can be difficult to identify in pets and the signs vary between individuals. Pain can be caused by an injury or may occur as a result of surgery. Your pet may also experience pain due to long term/chronic diseases such as osteoarthritis which is a painful disease that affects joints.

Common signs of osteoarthritis include:

  • Change in their routine e.g. not able to jump into the car
  • Lameness or stiffness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Depressed, inactive or uninterested in things going on around them
  • Breaking of house-training
  • More aggressive or fearful
  • Restlessness, unable to settle down or sleep 

What to do if you think your pet is in pain or shows a change in mobility.

Your veterinary practice will be able to able to support you and your pet, with advice on how to make your pet feel more comfortable. Lifestyle changes, activity modification and sometimes medications may be prescribed.