Did you know one of the most common reasons people bring their dogs to the vet is for suspected ear infections? ... Our patient Cosimo, and his ears, are here to give us the #facts. 🐶👂🏽
1. Dogs ears are shaped like an 'L' - this can cause dirt, debris, bacteria and yeast to remain trapped in the ear canal causing infections to brew.
2. Signs of an ear infection include: head shaking/tilting, scratching of the ear, redness/soreness, ear odor and brown, yellow or bloody discharge.
3. Ear cleanings can help avoid infections - Using a pet ear cleaner after a bath, a swim, or just once weekly as maintenance can help save a trip to the vet. ☝🏽
As it is fun fact Friday on Birds, we thought we'd share Franks Story: 🐦
Frank our lovely celestial parrotlet, Parrotlets are the second smallest group of all parrots. Frank comes to us every few months due to him having a rare beak growth, this means his beak doesn’t grow as it should causing him irritation. Therefore when Frank pays us a visit, we make sure he is comfortable by trimming it back down so it doesn’t cause him anymore problems. This deformity happened when he was only a baby but doesn’t seem to affect his day to day activities which is great to see, he is a very happy parrotlet and is very attached to his loving owner. See you soon Frank!
Ogni volta che dovete portare il gatto dal veterinario, sparisce non appena tirate fuori il trasportino? 🐱
Quando il gatto vive un’esperienza piacevole o negativa, tende a memorizzare l’emozione con tutti gli stimoli sensoriali a essa legati. Dal momento che le visite dal veterinario non sempre vengono apprezzate, il gatto tenderà ad associare al trasportino un’esperienza poco piacevole, che non lo inciterà a collaborare.
Per risolvere il problema e ridurre lo stress del vostro micio è importante, prima di tutto, scegliere il trasportino giusto: il gatto deve poter restare comodamente in piedi e vedere attraverso la griglia dove lo state portando; inoltre, sceglierne uno con la parte superiore amovibile, faciliterà la visita al veterinario. Inserire un panno sul fondo, infine, aiuterà il vostro micio a sentirsi più a suo agio, trovando così qualcosa di morbido su cui sdraiarsi e che profuma di casa.
Przedstawiamy Wam naszą nową ambasadorkę 💁♀️👩⚕️. Jest tegoroczną absolwentką Wydziału Medycyny Weterynaryjnej w Warszawie 👩🎓. Na co dzień pracuje w całodobowej klinice dla zwierząt w Warszawie. Od 2016 co roku spędza kilka tygodni w Afryce, głównie w RPA, gdzie jej pacjentami są między innymi lwy, nosorożce, słonie i antylopy 🦓🐅🦛. Od tego roku organizuje wyjazdy do Afryki dla studentów weterynarii. Pierwsza wyprawa z cyklu „Na Praktyki Do Afryki” już za nią 👏👌, w tej chwili szykuje się na wyjazd w lipcu 2019. W tym roku na SGGW rozpoczęła studia doktoranckie, w czasie, których będzie badać i opisywać metody oceny poziomu stresu u zwierząt dzikich. Na pokładzie teamu Weterynarian witamy lek. wet. Katarzynę Kołodziejczyk 🙋♀️.
All the more reason to have a structured feeding time for your dog and not free feeding.
Shiloh nibbled his food yesterday but didn’t finish it. This morning he didn’t eat. Now I know there is something wrong in just a a day. If you leave your dogs food down and keep refilling the bowl whenever needed it could be up to a week before you noticed something like this. Do you want your dog to be in pain for a week without you noticing?
And before the comments start about certain breeds of dogs that are supposed to graze and not eat, that is false information. Dogs are meant to eat, not graze and that goes for all breeds.
Maybe your dog grazes now, but if he/she doesn’t feel well and decides not to eat you aren’t going to notice for a number of days whereas with Shiloh I noticed it in less than 24 hours. Vet appointment is scheduled for this morning.
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Meet the team
Meet Nurse Natalie who qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in October 2013.
Natalie has been with us here at Pool House since July 2009 and did all of her training here. Natalie particularly enjoys nursing inpatients and giving patients cuddles.
Outside of work Natalie has three dogs, 1 cat and 2 horses. Natalie’s main interest is horse riding and she is looking forward to competing her new horse Benjy. In her spare time she likes to socialise with friends and family.