Alabama Rot – should we be worried?

Update April 2018 – cases confirmed in Southam, Oxford (Summertown) and Holwell Update April 2018 – case count is now 122 confirmed cases across the UK between November  2012 and January 2018. Added some recently published papers. Case report in Stoke Bruerne appears to be a rumour; Davies Veterinary Specialists who are treating say it is not Alabama Rot. Update Mar 2017– …

Stiff hips and arthritis

This is a two part blog post written in conjunction with Hannah Oliver-Byrne of Combined Physio. You can find her post on physiotherapy for hip arthritis here. We’ve all heard it – “My dog’s got hip arthritis”, but what does this actually mean? Well arthr… means “joint”, and anything ending in -itis means “inflammation” (e.g. appendicitis is inflammation of the …