Vets shocked by abuse

This is the shocking story of an all too common occurrence.  Cherrydown vet Catherine treated a dog at the end of May who was incredibly malnourished and nervous. The dog’s name is Tilly, and this is her story. “On Friday 27th May 2011 our son Andrew was aware of a 4×4 vehicle rushing down the …

“The Vet Says…” Fly Strike in rabbits

Summer has arrived and we’re seeing the usual flurry of cases of fly strike in rabbits. Fly strike (proper name myiasis) is an extremely distressing condition for the affected rabbit and can be very challenging to treat. Due to a variety of possible reasons, the rabbit’s perineal area (back end underneath the tail) becomes contaminated with urine or faeces. …

Paws, the Vet’s story

Continuing from our last post, vet Kevin Wood tells us more about Paws’ emergency visit to the clinic. Paws presented out of hours as an emergency after vomiting for the previous 24 hours. He had managed to bring up two small balls of what appeared to be part of a toy, although it was difficult …

Cherrydown Vets Summer Newsletter 2011

Our Summer 2011 newsletter is out! You can read it below or your can download it here: Cherrydown Vets Newsletter Summer 2011 pdf.

Small toys are best off the menu for kittens: The lucky Paws Marney!

This is the story of a young Mr Paws Marney. The very cute 12 week old (or thereabouts!) black & white kitten came to us after having somehow managing to swallow what appeared to be parts of a toy! Unfortunately Paws had to be operated on to remove the offending toy parts, luckily though Paws came through …