Casenotes Vol. 14

Have you ever thought about what to do in a veterinary emergency? Who do you call? What can you expect? I’ve put together some tips this week. Is your pet anxious at the vets? We’ve started to do free “Cuddle Clinics” to reduce anxiety. Also a video on lumps- some insight into how we start to diagnose what they might be. – …

Casenotes Vol. 13

The debate on whether or not to feed your dog a raw diet can get quite heated at times, so this week I’ve decided to look at the evidence. Also some thought on using antibiotics and tips for pets and the summer hols… enjoy!- John Raw Feeding- What’s the Evidence? Raw feeding generates a lot of passion on both sides …

The Vet’s Scrapbook No. 4

“The Vet’s Scrapbook” brings together all the inspirational and wonderful things we’ve seen written about animals over the last few weeks. I hope you enjoy them. John Mass gathering of Golden Retrievers in Scotland All in aid of 150 years of the breed. I can’t believe the discipline in the photo! The different gaits of an animal A really nice …

Casenotes Vol. 12

I had a great time answering questions on a live stream of “Ask a Banbury Vet”- some personally tricky reflections on coping with euthanasia especially stands out. I’ve also been thinking about animal consciousness this week- I hope you enjoy my thoughts.- John Are animals conscious? Ask some someone 100 years ago and they would have replied that the body …

Casenotes Vol. 11

  Clipping dogs in hot weather, dental care and vaccine titre testing Clipping dogs in hot weather gets lots of people hot under the collar- pun intended! So I engaged my research brain and looked the evidence. I’ve done a video on dental care, and we’re now offering in house blood antibody titre checks instead of vaccines for dogs.- John The …

Casenotes Vol. 10

Choosing and training gundogs, what to look out for in insurance polices, and the Bark in the Park dog show is cancelled due to high temperatures. Wow- seriously fab weather. Personally, I love it, but many of us and our dogs don’t. Please be careful to only walk during the cool of the morning and evening, and pay special attention to …

Casenotes Vol. 7 – Hope for joint pain and all about agility dogs

This week- an exciting surgery announcement about the future treatment of joint pain, a video with the lovely Sarah on agility dogs, and vet nurse Rachel I can’t tell you how excited I am at the moment! Not only did I get to learn about the sport of agility dogs with Sarah this week, but we are launching a new service …

The Vet’s Scrapbook No. 2

“The Vet’s Scrapbook” brings together all the inspirational and wonderful things we’ve seen written about animals over the last few weeks. I hope you enjoy them. John Cherwell Cats Protection ColonyThis wonderful charity recently took in a colony of around 30 sick cats, and are finding caring for them with their vets in Bicester is getting expensive. Any help you …

Casenotes Vol. 6 – Watch a keyhole spay operation

This week- an indepth look at what we do with a laparoscope, the problems with biting insects and vet nurse Danielle We often get asked about the various ways of spaying (female neutering) a dog- so I made a video! The sun’s out (woohoo), but so are the insects (boo) so I’ve written a roundup on the common problems. Finally, …