News from St Kitts Hampshire Vets

Pet of the Month – Poppy

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Pet of the Month – Poppy

Poppy was brought in by her mum as her appetite had decreased and she didn’t seem herself.
When the Vet examined her, he noticed that she had a vulva discharge, which the owner thought was because she was in season. The discharge was abnormal and the Vet was suspicious that Poppy was suffering from Pyometra.
 Pyometra is an infection of the uterus, so will only affect females, but can affect dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets and guinea pigs.
There are two types of Pyometra, [...]

Staff Pet of the Month!

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Staff Pet of the Month!

One of our nurses at the Firgrove branch Wendy has a lovely horse called Mable!
Mable is a 6 year old mare and I have owned her for 2 years and share her with my daughter, I had an unfortunate accident on her a few weeks after getting her which resulted in 4 fractures of the pelvis but with the help and support of my daughter and Mable herself I regained my confidence in riding her and we are now having [...]

Fear of Fireworks

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Fear of Fireworks

Remember, remember the 5th of November!
Its that time of year again. Is your pet scared of fireworks? Do they hide or shake when events are happening?
80% of pets are frightened of fireworks.
You can help your pet during the firework season by following these steps:

Walk dogs early to avoid being out when the fireworks start
Make sure cat flaps and doors are closed to avoid cats escaping
Close curtains and doors to hide the view of the fireworks
Have the TV or Radio on [...]