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VioVet Blog - All Posts by Nick

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    Vomiting outbreak in dogs

    4 March 2020 - By in Dogs

    You may have heard in the news that cases of vomiting in dogs are currently around double the normal average. This has been shown by research scientists at Liverpool University SAVSNET division (Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network), comfirming the outbreak that has long been suspected. Currently we aren’t sure of the exact cause, but...

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    Coronavirus Update

    28 February 2020 Last updated: 11 March 2020 - By in Pet Care

    It’s all over the news - a new strain of Coronavirus (2019-nCOV, AKA Covid-19) is causing major issues globally to the human population. But can animals get Coronavirus too? There will be conflicting information online as Coronavirus does have strains that affect animals - in fact most strains are exclusively non-human. However the current st...

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    Introducing Mirataz

    27 February 2020 Last updated: 27 February 2020 - By in Veterinary Matters

    Mirataz contains the active ingredient mirtazapine, which is an appetite stimulant. Previously we only had tablet forms of this in veterinary. Mirataz is a transdermal gel, meaning it is applied onto the skin, in particular the ear pinnae. This could prove really useful for cats who are underweight, or inappetant for other clinical reasons. In thes...

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    Introducing Stelfonta

    27 February 2020 Last updated: 27 February 2020 - By in Veterinary Matters

    Stelfonta is a cancer drug used to treat mast cell tumours in dogs. The type of mast cell tumours it treats are those that are not suitable for surgery and that have not spread to other parts of the body. Mast cells are immune system cells found in many tissues, that release substances such as histamine and cytokines. Stelfonta is used to treat mas...

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  • Introducing Nobivac Myxo-RHD Plus Image

    Introducing Nobivac Myxo-RHD Plus

    27 February 2020 Last updated: 27 February 2020 - By in Veterinary Matters

    Nobivac Myxo-RHD Plus is a new vaccine developed to reduce death in rabbits, as well as clinical signs of myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD). Myxomatosis is caused by the myxoma virus and is spread between rabbits in close contact with one another, as well as by biting insects such as fleas and mosquitoes. The virus causes swelling a...

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    Introducing Aservo Equihaler

    27 February 2020 Last updated: 27 February 2020 - By in Veterinary Matters

    The newly approved Aservo inhaler is corticosteroid-based and designed for horses with asthma. Containing the active ingredient, ciclesonide, it is activated directly in the lung, which helps to reduce lower airway inflammation. The handle is designed for easy-holding and application, and there is a nostril adaptor which allows for easy inhalation...

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    A Vet guide to worming

    27 February 2020 Last updated: 10 March 2020 - By in Pet Care

    If you have a pet you will probably have had an experience with worms first-hand, finding them in faeces or even vomit! They vary in size from 1mm long nematode worms to 2m long tapeworms. In fact, there are nearly 300,000 species of parasitic worm in the world. They can cause anything from mild weight loss in your cat, to colic in your horse. Thei...

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    Meet our new vet, Nick

    11 February 2020 Last updated: 11 February 2020 - By in Veterinary Matters

    I've joined Viovet after 4 years of working as a veterinary surgeon in the Buckinghamshire area. I've had many patients over the years, ranging from Chinchillas to Deer and everything in between. Me and my wife recently married back in 2018. In our spare time we enjoy heading for walks and helping out at our local Church, where we are both part of...

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    Brexit Impact on Pet Travel

    11 February 2020 - By in Dogs

    It finally happened, Britain has left the EU! Now you might be wondering what changes this will bring for you and your pet? To help you better understand the impact of Brexit on travelling with your pet and buying medication, we've compiled a short guide to Brexit changes. Pet passports When travelling with any animal within the EU you need an up-t...

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    Help - my pet's got fleas!

    4 February 2020 Last updated: 11 February 2020 - By in Dogs

    How do I know it’s fleas? The following are usually signs of fleas on your pet: Your pet is itching more than normal (but not always) You’ve seen live fleas, or flea dirt (small black dots) on your pet or in your house You’ve noticed flea bites on your or your pet How did my pet get them? Fleas are found in warm places whe...

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