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Dogs will be dogs! Written by Administrator on November 14th, 2014 Posted in Dog News, Pet News, Vets in Desborough, Vets in Harborough District, Vets in Kibworth, Vets in Rothwell

Some dogs and specifically puppies of some breeds, notably Labradors, seem attracted to eating inedible objects.

Almost on a weekly, and sometimes more often, basis, we have to surgically operate to remove ‘objects’ that dogs have swallowed and are unable to pass. Objects often include; socks, peach stones, stones, corn on the cob, small children’s toys etc…basically there isn’t much that hasn’t been removed from a dogs intestines or stomach at some point!

Whilst it is easier to restrict a dogs access to certain objects, others often occur in everyday life and we all know that you can’t watch dogs 24/7!

Symptoms of  a possible foreign body being ingested, include; vomiting (food and water), a possible painful tummy, depression, lethargy, weight loss and occasionally diarrhoea.  More than one of these may be seen in varying severity.

If you are concerned or suspicious that your dog may have eaten something it shouldn’t then please telephone the practice to be seen by a vet.

 

 

Prepare for Fireworks On October 25th, 2014 by Administrator, posted in Cat news, Dog News, Pet News, Rabbit News, Vets in Desborough, Vets in Harborough District, Vets in Kibworth, Vets in Rothwell

Very soon fireworks will be going off left, right and centre. Many animals are scared of fireworks but there is lots you can do to try and help them through this tough time. Rabbits and guinea pigs should be bought into sheds, unused garages or conservatoires and kept a close eye on. Loud bangs can [...]

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Myxomatosis warning On October 11th, 2014 by Administrator, posted in Pet News, Rabbit News, Vets in Desborough, Vets in Harborough District, Vets in Kibworth, Vets in Rothwell

Alarmingly and sadly we are seeing an increase in the cases of Myxomatosis in pet rabbits. The vast majority of these rabbits have been unvaccinated and sadly have had to be euthanised to spare them any further suffering. Myxomatosis is spread by blood sucking insects, such as mosquitoes and fleas, who carry the virus from [...]

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