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Life-saving blood transfusion for dog diagnosed with IMHA

In October 2017, Sasha the Doberman was a healthy, energetic three-year old dog – the centre of her owners’ world. Then, on 20th October her owners Paul and Jane, noticed she was not her usual self and on Saturday morning she didn’t jump up onto their bed, as she normally would. Growing increasingly concerned Paul…

How corrective surgery transformed this Boston Terrier’s life

This is Dinky, a teeny tiny Boston Terrier who is now full of life, however, this wasn’t always the case. As a young pup, Dinky was suffering from acute breathing difficulties synonymous with his breed’s characteristics – a short skull and flattened face. Although some pups go through life absolutely fine, some can develop a…

Dogs Diesel and Vinnie receive acupuncture therapy for chronic pain

Veterinary Acupuncture is a progressive and beneficial treatment for a range of conditions including arthritis, hip dysplasia, bowel disorders, IVDD – Intervertebral Disc Disease, nerve trauma, skin conditions, behavioural issues and more. Clent Hills Vets can now offer acupuncture to pets alongside their current treatment plan, thanks to Veterinary Acupuncturist, Laura Buckey. Two dogs in particular…

Dogs on diets: Ozzie and Rolo lose 14kg between them

Over the last few months, we’ve been following a few of our fabulous losers, our ‘dogs on diets’. Obesity in dogs is a serious problem that can cause a variety of health issues, however, it’s an issue that can be rectified with the right advice and care. First, we had Busta the black Labrador, who…

Dogs on diets: Ted and Sausage find out if they are losers

Four weeks since the start of their official diet, it was time for miniature Dachshunds Ted & Sausage to have their second weigh-in, this time with Leah Paddock RVN, at our Hagley Practice. On starting their weight loss programme in October, Ted weighed 8kg and needed to lose 1kg; Sausage was 4.4kg and needed to…

Dogs on Diets – Busta the Labrador has lost a whopping 9 kilos

Recently we told you about Busta Bruce and his bid to shed some weight with the help of our nursing team and weight loss programme. Busta, an 8-year-old Labrador, has been overweight for a few years mostly due to his love of snacks and dislike of exercising in the cold and wet weather. You can…

Weight loss programme alleviates dog’s crippling arthritis

Losing weight can be a struggle at the best of times, but what about when it’s your pet that has been piling on the pounds? We caught up with Clare Bruce, a pet owner who is working together with the nursing team at Clent Hills Vets to help her dog Busta lose weight and ease…