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Ultrasound at home
At-Home Ultrasonography

If you have ever had an ultrasound scan, you know how useful they can be when it comes to getting a diagnosis or guiding treatment decisions. Ultrasound is a low-stress and pain-free way of seeing inside the body using sound waves. Early ultrasound machines were big and bulky and had to stay in the clinic…

Aaliyah is cute
Is my cat in pain?

This is my cat Aaliyah, isn’t she cute? Aaliyah eats all her food, goes out into the garden, interacts with my family and chats like there is no tomorrow, she generally seems happy.  Aaliyah has arthritis, and is in a lot of pain when not on her medications. Before we started her medicine, she wasn’t…

Nikki Taking Daisy's X-Rays

People always seem surprised when I tell them that I enjoy feline dentistry… after all it can be a long and seemingly messy job! However there’s nothing more satisfying than helping a cat in pain by pretty much instantly alleviating their discomfort with one procedure. Daisy is a perfect example of this. Daisy is a…

Aaliyah

That’s the line my husband used when I suddenly realised how fat my cat Aaliyah had actually got. It’s easy not to see the weight piling on when you see your pet every day, but that doesn’t mean it’s not happening. As a veterinary nurse regularly meeting with clients and addressing their cat’s weight issues,…

Paloma
Paloma’s Story

Paloma was a happy, healthy, bouncy 4 month-old kitten living under the care of a cat charity in Spain, waiting to find a new home. With little chance of a local adoption, the decision was made to send her to live with a family in England who had kindly agreed to take her on. She…

Cat scratching

“That can’t possibly be flea dirt” I thought to myself as I walked past my cat Molly’s bed, “I’m the vet, my cat can’t have fleas!” A wave of embarrassment washed over me as I realised that yes, my own cat had fleas. I had forgotten to apply her monthly flea preventative for the past…