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Blog: Dog

Blog: Dog

Firhouse Vets Hipscoring

Hip Score radiographs for Dogs now available in all our clinics Monday to Friday

November 19, 2013
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Dog
Hip and elbow scoring If you are considering breeding your dog  in Ireland, you should consider getting him or her hips and  elbows scored. Hip and elbow scores help to determine the suitability of a dog for breeding. Our blog...
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25% off Hills Science Plan Pet Foods Now at all our clinics

March 28, 2013
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Cat, Dog
We have 25% off a wide range off the Hills Science Plan Dog Food range as well as the Vet Essentials range for cats. A 12kg bag of Hills Science Plan food usually €58.50 currently €43.90 while stocks last. We...
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Promoting Responsible Pet Ownership

February 5, 2013
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Cat, Dog
Several factors need to be considered when you first acquire a new puppy or kitten. Following some basic guidelines will ensure your pet gets the best start in life. Key points to remember are: (1) Vaccinations: Puppies can start their...
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Pet identification and microchips

January 24, 2013
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Cat, Dog
Almost every day we are presented with a lost dog or cat that has been found by someone in their garden or wandering the roads. This week alone in Hermitage Vet Clinic, Lucan we have seen an older cat that...
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Firhouse Vets Dog Cold Nose

Cold Wet Nose in your dog – not a vital sign!

January 16, 2013
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Dog
Every wondered why your vet doesn’t check to see if your dog has a cold wet nose? There are many important things we will check to help us figure out whether your dog is healthy or unwell but a cold...
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Winter Hazards for pets

November 23, 2012
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Cat, Dog
As the colder weather starts to approach unfortunately so do some potential hazards for our pets. Here are some common things to look out for and try to keep our pets as happy and healthy as possible over the winter....
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Seizures – my pet has had a seizure, what should I do?

November 20, 2012
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Cat, Dog
Seizures are extremely common in dogs, less so in cats.. I would say we will see  or treat a dog for seizures every  week in one of our veterinary clinics. A seizure is not a disease in itself – it...
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Keeping pets safe and happy at Halloween

October 17, 2012
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Cat, Dog
Unfortunately Halloween and the weeks leading up to it can be a very distressing time for pets and also for pet owners. Here are a few tips to try and make things as safe as possible and hopefully a little...
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Flea treatments 3 for the price of 2 at all our clinics

June 22, 2012
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Cat, Dog
Warm wet weather like we are having at the minute provides ideal conditions for fleas – one of the most common causes of skin disease in dogs and cats. Fleas bite through your pet’s skin and flea saliva can often...
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Spay Ireland 2012 – Spaying and Neutering – the latest facts….

June 13, 2012
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Cat, Dog
Why Spay or Neuter your pet? Spaying and neutering should be the natural choice for most pet owners. Apart from population control, there is evidence that early neutering is often better for the individual animal.   There is an average...
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