Tackling weight loss in dogs

Whether human, feline or canine, maintenance of a healthy weight is regarded as one of the most important things you can do to stay well. But as many of us know, it’s not easy! Every individual is preset to aim for a certain weight, and it can be tricky for some to manage that. Too much emphasis is placed on …

Case of the Week – Dief’s story

Diefenbacher (or Dief to his friends – of which he doesn’t count me one!) is a four year old Malamute cross who has been battling epilepsy for the last 18 months. It’s been a real balancing act trying to get his medication right, but his owner Klare Maggs has been unbelievably conscientious and as a result of her dedication, up …

How to repair a cruciate ligament in less than 3 minutes

We take pride in being able to perform most surgeries here in Middleton Cheney. Here’s a video of John performing a cruciate repair: The cruciate ligament in the stifle (knee) prevents the lower part of the leg (tibia) sliding backwards and forwards in relation to the upper part of the leg (femur). Rupture tends to occur when the stifle is …

How to spey a bitch by removing only the ovaries – a video

Lots of people ask me about how we neuter dogs, and especially about ovariectomies- our recommended procedure for speying healthy bitches – so here’s some videos: From our factsheet: If you aren’t going to breed from your dog, neutering gives many health benefits including a reduced risk of mammary cancer (if performed before the second season) and the prevention of …

Diesel’s Demodectic Dilemma

Mange is a common complaint we see here at Mansion Hill. What most people don’t know is that it comes in two flavours; sarcoptic (or fox) mange which is similar to scabies, and demodectic mange. Both are caused by mites and are unpleasant, but one can be a killer! Sarcoptic mange is caused by a mite called Sarcoptes scabei, and …