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Podcasts

  • Antibiotic treatment

    Since the discovery of penicillin by Alexander Flemming in 1928, antibiotics have saved millions of lives, in both human and veterinary medicine. T...
  • X-rays and Ultrasound

    Veterinary medicine has made many advances in the last 10 years and many local veterinary practices will now be able to perform x-ray and ultrasoun...
  • Conjunctivitis in cats

    If your cat has a sore or red eye, or there is discharge from the eye then it is important to seek veterinary advice. Your cat may have an infectio...
  • All about anaesthesia

    Anaesthesia is a subject that often worries many owners, but many pets will undergo an anaesthetic during their lifetime. It is important to theref...
  • It's an emergency

    Immediate veterinary attention can mean the difference between life and death for an injured dog after all but the most minor of accidents. Getting...
  • Adder bites in dogs

    The European adder (Vipera berus berus) is the only venomous snake native to the UK. It is also found across northern Europe and Asia, but not in I...
  • Lizards as pets

    Buying a pet and looking after it is a huge responsibility. As a pet owner you have to make sure that your pet has a suitable environment to live t...
  • Housing your lizard

    You will need to buy a vivarium for your lizard to use as his house. It is best to get this (and also the things that you put inside it) from a spe...
  • Nutritional disease in tortoises

    Nutritional diseases are caused by an incorrect diet. They can occur if fed too much or too little of the necessary nutrients, vitamins and mineral...
  • Housing your tortoise

    Tortoises need either a vivarium or a tortoise table to live in. It is best to get the house and furnishings from a specialist reptile shop. Vivari...
  • The hibernating tortoise

    Many species of tortoises need to hibernate. Hibernation is a way of escaping weather or conditions that are too poor to live in. Some tortoises hi...
  • Alabama rot (cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV))

    In recent years a new disease affecting dogs has been recognised in the UK. Cases most commonly appear between November and May, suggesting a possi...